Grand Mesa

Thu, Sept 29, 2016

Carol and I are staying in Grand Junction at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers.  The city sits in the Grand Valley and the Grand Mesa is to the east.  See a pattern here?

Wiki says the Grand Mesa is the world’s largest flat mountain and I’m not one to argue.  Pictures I’ve seen are beautiful so I thought I’d head up there to see what it’s all about.

Today was a wet one so no blue skies for me.  Here’s what it looked like on the way up.

_8008653

The route is a dirt road with one switchback after another.  This wouldn’t be a problem were it not for the constant washboard.  Better check my fillings…

About half way up, I got a glimpse of some aspens and my perspective really changed.  And then around the corner and boom!  The side of the mountain lit up in various shades of yellow and red.  Really spectacular.  These photos don’t do it justice.

_8008669

_8008682

2 thoughts on “Grand Mesa

  1. Been there, done that. Simply gorgeous. About 8 years ago, Cher and I visited the area for a long weekend. I did some mountain biking at Fruita, Colorado’s answer to Moab.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s