GRAND MESA NATIONAL HISTORIC AND SCENIC BYWAY
The Pioneer Town Museum is a Welcome Center for the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway!
The Byway runs north from Cedaredge along Highway 65, to the top of the Grand Mesa at more than 10,000 feet (3,000 m). The Byway winds through the beautiful mountains, through Land's End Road to the Land's End Observatory from Highway 65. It continues past Island Lake (just one of the over 300 trout-filled lakes in the Grand Mesa National Forest). On the north side of the Mesa, past the Powderhorn Ski Resort, the Byway includes the towns of Mesa and Collbran. It continues along De Beque Canyon, with its colorful sandstone bluffs, eventually connecting with Interstate 70 in the town of De Beque.
From the 2017 Colorado Tourism Conference in Grand Junction:
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 27 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state's breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 12 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.