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Colorado Mountain Adventure Ride 2018

'Monday July 9th, 2018 6:00'
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CO 65 - Grand Mesa Scenic Highway 

CO 65 takes you on a beautiful ride across the top of Grand Mesa

 

CO 65 - morning start in the north Canyon
CO 65 - morning start in the north Canyon

 

Coming in from the I-70 at the north end, CO 65 makes a long and dramatic climb through a large canyon to gain the top of the mesa. 

 

 

C0 65
C0 65

 

Once you get on top of the mesa the road rolls along through the high forest the landscape dotted with innumerable small lakes. Trails lead off into the backcountry.

 

CO 65 - atop the north rim of Grand Mesa
CO 65 - atop the north rim of Grand Mesa

 

Midway across the mesa a visitor center offers a convenient scenic stop.

CO 65 - crossing the Grand Mesa
CO 65 - crossing the Grand Mesa

 

Once past the visitor center the road starts a long slow roll down from the heights. 

CO 65 - Grand Mesa Visitor Center
CO 65 - Grand Mesa Visitor Center

 

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CO 65 - Grand Mesa Visitor Center
CO 65 - Grand Mesa Visitor Center

 

Grand Mesa Visitor Center view
Grand Mesa Visitor Center view

 

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