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Jun 25, 2013 - National Scenic & Historical Byway - Colorado Grand Mesa

From Kings River Bend RV Park – Montrose, CO Eighteenth century Spanish explorers to this area gave the world’s largest flat-topped mountain the name “Mesa Grande” meaning “large table”. Known today as Grand Mesa it is a massive oasis of lakes, meadows and forests. Today visitors can drive the 63 mile Grand Mesa National Scenic & Historic Byway to see and appreciate the magical world that is barely visible from the valley below. The scenic drive takes you 6,000 feet skyward through four major ecological zones and tops out at over two miles...

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Home Sweet RV - 2013

Oct 30, 2011 - Grand Mesa Byway

We had another awesome Colorado adventure today driving the Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway. We drove to Mesa, Colorado and had a great lunch at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. From Mesa we drove all the way to the top where we took the 12 mile road to Lands End to the Lands End Observatory. It was closed but we still enjoyed the awesome views. We took a (short cut) road back to Grand Junction, it was a bit scary. The roads were curvy and narrow, it was a LONG way down to the bottom. :-) We were all happy when we arrived back to...

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