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Explore the Grand Mesa's Lakes, Trails & Wineries

Explore the Grand Mesa's Lakes, Trails & Wineries
3 days

The roaring Gunnison River and the 300 Grand Mesa Lakes on Colorado's western side are packed with treasures for fishers and those they tote along, including those who love wine and other culinary activities.

Insider's Tip

The Reel Deal:

The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

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
Activity

Gunnison River Expeditions

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Guided fishing trips in the Gunnison Gorge. 1-, 2- or 3-day trips. Read More
Lunch

Butch's Cafe

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Hearty breakfasts, omelettes, pancakes and lighter bites. Read More
Activity

Grand Mesa - Scenic and Historic Byway

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The byway climbs through Plateau Creek to cool evergreen forests. Read More
Dinner

PJ's Neighborhood Pub

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PJ's Pub is your neighborhood pub in Hotchkiss, serving soup, pizza, wonderful entrees and desserts. Read More
Activity

North Fork Cellars & Delicious Orchards Farm, MKT.

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Delicious Orchards, the home of Big B's Juices and Hard Ciders, has a beautiful farm store with great local organic products, a café serving delicious food made from local ingredients. Come visit us! Read More
Lodging

Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards

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Our vineyards cover 4 acres of our 54 acre farm which provides a lovely B & B setting. Each of our tastefully decorated guest rooms offers its own unique views. You have a choice of Mountain... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Cedaredge Creekside Cafe

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Cedaredge Creekside Cafe is a cozy place to eat in Cedaredge. Read More
Activity

Fish at Deep Ward Lake

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Reached via the Ward Lake Campground nine miles from Cedaredge.
Lunch

RJ's Steakhouse

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RJ's Steakhouse and Red Dog Saloon is a full service restaurant located on Hwy 65 the Grand Mesa Byway, just outside of scenic Cedaredge, Co. Dining room, Saloon, and Patio available for seating... Read More
Activity

Fish Eggleston Lake

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Eggleston Lake is 2.5 miles along Forest Rd. 121, just beyond Baron Lake. The second largest lake on the Mesa, Eggleston and a complex of smaller lakes nearby create a popular fishing destination as well as a central point for other recreational opportunities.
Dinner

Mesa Lakes Lodge

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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. Read More
Activity

Four B's Brewery

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Situated at the base of the Grand Mesa in the quaint mountain town of Cedaredge, Colo, 4B's Brewery is a small family owned microbrewery. Tapping into their German heritage, the Breitnauer family,... Read More
Lodging

Alexander Lake Lodge

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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.

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Day 3

Insider's Tip

Stick Around for Breakfast: Grab a hearty breakfast at Alexander Lake Lodge before heading out for the day's adventures.
Activity

Hike in Grand Mesa National Forest: Crag Crest National Recreation Trail

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The crest portion of the trail is about 6½ miles long, and the loop portion is about 3½ miles. A hike of the complete loop totaling about 10 miles will bring you back to your original trailhead. Maps are available at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. One trailhead is right off of Hwy 65 between Grand Mesa Lodge and the Grand Mesa Visitor Center.
Lunch

Grand Mesa Lodge

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Be at the center of it all on the Grand Mesa. Enjoy the scenery any time of the year. Lodging and dining right on Island Lake, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and more.

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Activity

Fish Baron Lake

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One of 300 lakes and reservoirs on the Grand Mesa, Baron Lake can be reached via the Ward Way Picnic Area.
Dinner

Alexander Lake Lodge

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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.

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Activity

Grand Mesa Adventures

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We our a local family owned business offering snowmobile, ATV, fly fishing and ice fishing tours on Grand Mesa. We also have a general, fishing, gift, souvenir store on Grand Mesa, Colorado. We... Read More
Lodging

Alexander Lake Lodge

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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.

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