Designated a National Scenic Byway
Length: 63 miles.
Driving time: 2 hours.
Open: All Year
(Lands End Road Closes in winter)
For those seeking a higher plane of being, this byway offers a truly transcendent experience and boasts the world’s largest flat-topped mountain. A “must-see” is the Lands End Overlook, “the playground in the sky,” where one might easily feel like an eagle soaring over a landscape of extraordinary beauty. This byway contains so many old-growth forests, aspens, meadows, and so many lakes you’ll lose track; with an abundance of fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Glistening blankets of snow dress the Grand Mesa in winter for snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling.
After your byway adventure, spend some time in Grand Junction and don’t miss the local wineries
Main Towns: Cedaredge, Mesa, Grand Junction
Features include: Wildlife:Porcupine, bald eagle, mountain lion, bear, mule deer, coyote, red fox, elk, deer, more than 300 stream-fed lakes that swarm with rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places are the Lands End Observatory and the Convicts’ Bread Oven.