The Grand Mesa Visitor Center

photo of inside of visitor center

Visitors can purchase  maps, nature products,  Recreation Passes (Annual, Senior, Access Passes), and Forest Service fuelwood permits here.  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 9 am - 5 pm  7 days a week.

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


From Cedaredge, Colorado go north on State Highway 65 for 15.6 miles. Turn right on Forest Road #121. The Grand Mesa Visitor Center is on the right immediately after turning onto Forest Road #121. (Site Location: 20090 Baron Lake Drive, Cedaredge, Colorado 81413) (Map)

From Interstate 70 take Exit 49. Follow CO 65 east for 10 miles then turn south on CO 65. The visitor center is 34 miles from Interstate 70. (Map and directions  from I-70)

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:

Memorial Day through the last Sunday in September, it will be open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.
The last Sunday in September is Color Sunday!

Stop in and learn about the ecology and geology of the Grand Mesa. Helpful staff are available from 9:00 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! 

Here are a few tips for visiting the Grand Mesa!

2016 summer schedule for nature programs at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center!

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  from 10 am to 4 pm. (2016 Flyer)

 photo of rental cabin on grand mesa

You can win an outdoor adventure for your family!  Grab an activity packet at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center, enter "Families in the Forest" contest and win some great prizes including 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 'Families in the Forest"  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 or some other sweet prizes! 2016 Contest information. Winners are selected in September.

More information on the Discovery Trail ....