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3 Days, 300 Lakes & 3 Scenic Trails on the Grand Mesa

Northwest Colorado’s Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, and its landscape sets it apart from much of the rest of Colorado — that so many lakes can be found so close together is a bit of an anomaly in this high-altitude state. Alexander Lake Lodge in Cedaredge is the perfect homebase for activities and exploration of the area.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1

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Grand Mesa - Scenic and Historic Byway

The byway climbs through Plateau Creek to cool evergreen forests.

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Mesa Lakes Lodge

Mesa Lakes Lodge has cabin rentals and a full service restaurant. It is located on the Grand Mesa, only an hour from Grand Junction or Montrose.

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Fishing in Jumbo, Mesa Lake and Waterdog Reservoirs

At 800 square miles, Colorado’s Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, and its landscape sets it apart from much of the rest…

lodging

Dine, Dance & Sleep at Alexander Lake Lodge

The perfect place to settle for the night, this lodge in Cedaredge is your one-stop shop for the evening's activities.

Day 2

Insider's Tip

Breakfast at the Lodge

Stick around the lodge for your morning meal before heading out for adventure.

activity

Hike Crag Crest National Recreation Trail

The Crag Crest National Recreation Trail is a 10.3 mile circular trail consisting of a crest portion and a loop portion. It is recommended that you…

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Grand Mesa Lodge

Be at the center of it all on the Grand Mesa Colorado. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery any time of the year. 14 Cabins located on Island Lake. Views,…

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Hike Land O' Lakes Trail

Because of the scenic view it offers, the Land Of Lakes Trail #713 is one of the most used trails on the Grand Mesa. It is a very short trail which…

dinner

Lost Mesa Grill

A small-town restaurant with big-time flavor serving lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast. Dishes include everything from upscale tater tots, enticing…

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Stoney Mesa Winery

At Stoney Mesa Winery, wine is the product of passion and love for farming.

One of Colorado's oldest wineries, Stoney Mesa Winery was established…

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Alexander Lake Lodge

With a history dating back to the mid 1890s, Alexander Lake Lodge has become of a landmark in its own right! Cabins are available for rent. Restaurant,…

Day 3

breakfast

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop and Cafe

Enjoy Cedaredge's full-service coffee bar and bakery serving made-from-scratch pastries and breads.

activity

Guided SUP Tour at Alexander Lake Lodge

Have breakfast in your cabin before heading out on a stand-up paddleboard tour on the lodge's peaceful lake.

lunch

Connie's Family Restaurant

Missing home? Connie's has got you covered. Stop by for some homestyle country fried chicken or a gooey cinnamon role for the road.

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Mountain Bike the Mesa Top Trail

Hit the singletrack on this popular new trail, with a relatively flat elevation.

dinner

Lost Mesa Grill

A small-town restaurant with big-time flavor serving lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast. Dishes include everything from upscale tater tots, enticing…

Insider's Tip

Back to the Lodge

Settle in for dessert and a cozy night around a campfire.

lodging

Alexander Lake Lodge

With a history dating back to the mid 1890s, Alexander Lake Lodge has become of a landmark in its own right! Cabins are available for rent. Restaurant,…