When you want to find your favorite camping site or fishing hole start with the Grand Mesa. You will find a spot to call your own. The Grand Mesa is really big over 346,500 acres of alpine forests, red rock canyons and rolling oak brush covered hills.

Get out the tent, the camper or go for the character of cozy cabins at one of the lodges on Grand Mesa. Outfit your favorite fishing pole in the style you choose, you will catch fish. The lakes on the Grand Mesa are fished in the warmer months and also are ready for the ice fisherman.

Hiking on the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail is a breathtaking experience . . . no really! At 10,500 ft elevation even the most fit hiker will be stopping to take an breath and enjoy the jaw-dropping views. For the softer side of hiking with equally spectacular views try the Land O Lakes Overlook. A gentle hike with views of 13 lakes and the valley floor below. Pick up a copy of the Short Hikes Brochure at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center, a Forest Service Member will be able to help you out.

Any time of year you will want your camera. You can find beauty around every corner. Wildlife can be found from the Least Chipmunk to the Moose you can look for something to frame into view for that special shot.