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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Grand Junction Ranger District

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Cedar Mesa #718

Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3048 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3048 Meters)
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.6 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 718
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Leo Peak

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General Description

Fishing on Cedar Mesa Reservoir is very good near the end of the season. This trail is for hiker, horse travel and motorized vehicles under 40". 4 WD is recommended for all motorized travel.

Directions from Grand Junction: Take Hwy 70 east to Hwy 65 south. About 15 miles before the town of Cedaredge take FR #121 east towards Grand Mesa. Travel southeast on Surface Creek Road (FR #125) when you reach it. If you have a 4WD, take FR #132 east to Cedar Mesa (otherwise it is recommended that you walk the remaining 2.5 miles). Cedar Mesa Trail #718 begins on the dam of the Reservoir and goes east to the Marcott Road, covering approx 3.5 miles. The trail passes through heavy patches of spruce/fir timber at 10,000 feet.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: 3.5 mi. Med usage. Near Grand Junction

Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Four-Wheel Driving
ICON Hiking & Walking Cedar Mesa #718
ICON Horseback Riding

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Visitor Information:

Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau , Grand Junction, CO, , Phone: 800-962-2547


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