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Hiking & Mountain Biking

There are many great hiking & biking trails on the Grand Mesa. For an overview of what all the Mesa has to offer, please visit the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. Below are links to a few of our favorite trails. Click on the trail names for more details on each trail.


Easy Trails

Cobbett Lake Trail #747          Length: 0.6 miles
        Description: Trail circles Cobbett Lake

Cobbett to Ward Lake Trail #746          Length: 0.3 miles
        Description: Connects Cobbett Campground and lake to Ward Campground and lake

Island Lake Trail #748          Length: 1.68 miles
        Description: Circles Island Lake and connects the boat launch and Grand Mesa Visitor Center

Lake of the Woods Trail #506       Length: 5.22 miles
        Description: The trail for almost its entire distance travels at a level grade with occasional slight up and downhill grades through mixed spruce/fir and open meadows and marshy areas

Land O’Lakes Trail #713          Length: 0.5 miles
        Description: Paved trail, four interpretive signs, outstanding views of lakes and Mesa from the ridge top

Mesa Lake Shore Trail #503          Length: 1.5 miles
        Description: Interpretive signs along the trail

Ward Lake Trail #744          Length: 1.25 miles
        Description: Circles Ward Lake and connects campground and picnic areas


Medium Trails

Deep Creek Trail #709          Length: 2.0 miles
          Description: Forest and meadow views, two miles to the rim of the Mesa with views of Mesa Creek (Trail continues five steep miles down to Coal Creek Trail in Kannah Creek Basin.)

Deep Creek Cutoff Trail #709.1          Length: 0.5 miles
        Description: Connects Mesa Lakes Resort to Deep Creek Trail

West Bench Trail #501          Length: 5.5 miles
        Description: Ends at the top of the Powderhorn Ski Area’s West End chair lift


Difficult Trails

Crag Crest #711 & 711.1A          Length: 10.3 miles
        Description: A circular trail consisting of a crest portion and a loop portion

Please click here for a brochure of the short hikes on the Grand Mesa.