Got question's about Colorado's Grand Mesa? Look no further than the helpful forest service staff waiting inside the Grand Mesa Visitor's Center during the summer months.

I had a chance to visit with Doug who is an Information Specialist with the Forest Service. Doug and the members of the forest service love Grand Mesa like we do and enjoy answering questions so seek them out.

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The Grand Mesa Visitor's Center

Easy to find off Highway 65, the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, the Visitor's Center is located at 20090 Baron Lake Drive, Cedaredge, Colorado. They are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July to September with members of the forest service on hand staffing the center and sharing knowledge about the Grand Mesa.

Helpful Forest Service Rangers are Waiting at Grand Mesa Visitor's Center

If you could think up your top 3 questions about the Grand Mesa what would they be? I'm tempted to guarantee that all three of your questions can be answered inside this visitors center. The answer to your question is probably a display in the media center. Still can't find it? Ask the rangers. Scroll through the photos below for a look inside the visitor's center and the beautiful view from that great big back porch.

Enjoy the Picnic Area and Discovery Hiking Trail

Near the visitor's center, you'll find several picnic tables that offer a great place to view the lakes down below. Across the parking lot is Cobbett Lake, and behind the visitor's center is the Discovery Trail. This short trail is a great introduction to the adventures waiting down the other trails found here.

Color Weekend on the Grand Mesa

Color Weekend is the last day the rangers are in the visitor's center before the winter season. Color Weekend takes place on the final Sunday in September. Listen to our conversation on-demand later this week on the KEKB app and Doug will share a pro tip for fall color change hikes on the Grand Mesa.

Take a Tour Colorado's Grand Mesa Visitor's Center

Got question's about Colorado's Grand Mesa? Look no further than the helpful forest service staff waiting inside the Grand Mesa Visitor's Center during the summer months. The rangers can give you advice on areas to visit, provide more info about trails you are interested in, and great places to camp and fish that you may not already know about.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

KEEP GOING: See for 100 Miles on Top of Colorado's Crag Crest National Recreation Trail

If you are looking for hikes with fantastic views in western Colorado, the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail is one you don't want to miss. A portion of the trail climbs to over 11,100 feet making it one of the highest elevations you can reach in the Grand Valley.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

KEEP HIKING: The Grand Mesa's Trail to Lost Lake

Each year, hikers in western Colorado have to wait until at least June to be able to visit the Mesa Lakes trail on the Grand Mesa. After checking on it a couple of different times this spring, we are happy to say that the snowmelt is mostly finished and you can now hike the trail to Lost Lake.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

MORE MESA: Hiking the Baron Lake Trail on Colorado's Grand Mesa

You'll need to bring your Deep Woods Off mosquito repellant and some long sleeves as we hike the beautiful Baron Lake Trail on the Grand Mesa near the Deep Ward Lake campground. This hike will take just under two hours to complete and is a beautiful place to enjoy an easy walk around the lakes.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

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