The Grand Mesa Visitor Center

photo of inside of visitor center

Visitors will be able to purchase  maps, nature products,  Recreation Passes (Annual, Senior, Access Passes), and Forest Service fuelwood permits.  Check out our list of summer activities planned for visitors including nature presentations, discovery hikes and Moose Day Activities- celebrating " Moose on the Mesa"  the last Saturday of July each year. 

The Grand Mesa Visitor Center is open 7 days a week.

This summer (2014) interpretive programs will be presented at the visitor center every Saturday night at 6 pm.

Summer interpretive program schedule (2014)

Summer events on the Grand Mesa (2014)


Located along the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway 
2002 AA 50 Road, Cedaredge, Colorado 81413
Phone: (970) 856-4153

phot of picture taking on Color Sunday

The Grand Mesa is full of photo opportunities on Color Sunday (September 28, 2014).

The Grand Mesa Visitor Center hours:

May 23, 2014 through September 28, 2014, it will be open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.
Last day Visitor Center will be open is Color Sunday September 28th, 2014

Stop in and learn about the ecology and geology of the Grand Mesa. Helpful staff are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. everyday to answer your questions and provide recommendations to enhance your visit.  If you have time, join the visitor center staff for a nature hike, or listen to a presentation by resource specialists on various topics from wildflowers to moose.  Browse the gift shop for maps, local nature books and other merchandise provided by the Rocky Mountain Interpretive Association.   Download the Discovery Trail Brochure and take the nature hike on your own schedule! 

kids looking over the wall at Lands End

 Young visitors taking in the big view from Land's End Observatory.

 2 bull moose in grass

Join the fun on Moose Day!  Join the Forest Service, Colorado Division of Willdife and others for a day of moose activities including  presentations on moose biology, moose re-introductions and radio tracking. Kids will love the a moose nature hike where they will learn about moose scat and tracking moose with collars, a scavenger hunt and a puppet show featuring Smokey Bear.  Moose Day is the last Saturday in July (July 26, 2014) from 10 am to 4 pm.  (flyer)

 photo of rental cabin on grand mesa

You can win a one night stay at a Forest Service Cabin - contest information below!

While you are visiting the Grand Mesa, fill out the entry form for the Cabin Contest. It is easy and fun and tests your observation skills. Your answers may just win you and your family a one night stay in a Forest Service Cabin! 2014 cabin contest information. Winners are selected in September.