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.