Mesa Lakes Area has some of the best concentration of small, accessible lakes on Grand Mesa. Trails call your name as you move from one lake to the next and lead you to serene settings with pines and birds setting the tone.
From the Land O Lakes Trail you will find some breathtaking views and great selfie backdrops. The geology of the Grand Mesa can be easily observed here. You are surrounded by lakes and, in the distance, 3 mountain ranges can be seen.
Lands End comes by its name naturally. You are standing the edge of the Grand Mesa where the flat-top now becomes the escarpment to the valley below. 5 mountain ranges can be seen, including the La Sals in Utah.
Upon arrival from I-70, exit 149, you will be winding your way thru Plateau Canyon. Watching over the curves in the road and Plateau Creek are sweeping canyon walls. Once inhabited by Ute Ancestors who left signs of their life on the rock walls.
A small community, year-round resort, this is one of the "must visit" stops along the Byway for mountain fun and food. For more about Powderhorn events and activities, check out their website.
Pioneer Town has just added, in 2022, at walking tour of the town that includes a QR (Quick Read) code that you can scan with your phone for a virtual listening tour of each building. The town used many of the existing historic buildings from Cedaredge and the surrounding area.
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