Bring your sled and hot chocolate to enjoy a day with the family. Temperatures are going to be nicer from 11am to 2pm. Sledding is done in a number of places on the Grand Mesa. The Old Mesa Ski Hill is a popular site and free. Ward Lake Sledding HIll is not an official Forest Service site, but has been a local tradition for more than 50 years.
Try something new! Rapid Creek Cycles rents snow/fat bikes in Palisade. You can bring one up and ride on some of the groomed snowmobile trails. -Photo: The Know, The Denver Post.
With over 300 lakes and a few streams, you can find that favorite spot on the lake or somewhere to go solo and enjoy the whole scene for yourself. Year 'round fishing is available. We can't guarantee your success.
These groomed trails are well marked and in a different area from the skiers. The largest flattop mountain has the largest playground for your sled.
Grand Mesa is 6,000+ feet from the valley below. Be prepared with plenty of water for hydration, layers for weather changes, lightning is common, mosquitoes are big and the fun is plentiful. TIPS