Indulge in Wine & Views on the Grand Mesa

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See the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, indulge in some of Colorado's best wine and do a little bird watching all along the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway.

Sustainability Activity
How to Give Back to These Special Places

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
historic silos, peterson cabin, and sand creek schoolhouse welcome you as you arrive at pioneer town photo
Activity
Pioneer Town Museum
Travel back in time with a visit to Pioneer Town. Stroll the wooden boardwalks of our Main Street. 25-buildings on 6-acres with Indian museum,…
Lunch
Sugar Mama's Bakeshop and Cafe
Enjoy Cedaredge's full-service coffee bar and bakery serving made-from-scratch pastries and breads.
Activity
Uncle Johnny's U-Pick Farm
Pick-your-own ripe, delicious and nutritious naturally-grown fruits and vegetables.
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…
Activity
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…
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…
Day
2
Breakfast
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.
Activity
See the Lands End Overlook

Make sure to stop at the Lands End Overlook, which has views as far-reaching as the Sneffels Range. The Lands End Observatory — an old ranger observatory — also provides scenes of the Colorado National Monument.

Lunch
Wagon Wheel Restaurant
Our menu is hand-crafted for an enhanced dining experience.
Activity
See the Grand Mesa Lakes

Located in Grand Mesa National Forest, these 300 lakes provide solitude for a hike or the perfect opportunity to go birding on the Colorado Birding Trail. Maybe you'll snap up a photo of something rare!

Dinner
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.
Activity
Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse
Constructed in 1897, the schoolhouse was built with red sandstone from a rock quarry two miles away. It replaced the original log built school…
Lodging
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.
Day
3
Breakfast
357 Bar & Grill
Family-owned restaurant serving delicious food with daily $3, $5 & $7 specials. Come in and catch a game on one of our seven big-screen TVs!
Activity
Stretch Your Legs

Enjoy the Raber Cow Camp Interpretive Trail loop around historic cabins and a corral at Raber Cow Camp. This is a prime example of what life was like on the Grand Mesa in the 1940s.

Lunch
Fidel's
Fidel's Cocina is a taqueria serving Latin-inspired dishes and craft cocktails.
Activity
Carboy Winery at Mt. Garfield Estate
Family owned, sustainably farmed & estate grown. Sprecializing in France Rhone varietals.
Dinner
Peche
Sip. Dine. Visit. We serve fresh produce from the Grand Valley in ever-changing ways.
Activity
Peach Street Distillers
Only a mind that's part artist, part mad scientist, and all optimistically naïve can get the eye-widening flavors and tongue-quivering tastes…
Lodging
Spoke and Vine Motel
Spoke and Vine Motel is a freshly reinvented motel with old-yet-sturdy bones, thoughtful design, sustainable features, and clean, comfortable…