Photograph Fall Colors on Grand Mesa

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Added by Jason Hatfield

Grand Mesa is an extraordinary fall location showcasing massive forests of golden aspens encompassing picturesque lakes and stunning vistas.

Despite being one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, Grand Mesa sees far fewer visitors than other areas of Colorado. Locals only an hour away in Grand Junction frequent the area for its plentiful fishing, camping, and off-roading opportunities, but few take advantage of its photographic potential.

Rising over 6,000 ft. to average elevation of over 10,000 ft., the mesa features 3 sweeping viewpoints: Skyway Point, Land O Lakes Overlook, and Lands End Overlook. The first two are along the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway and Lands End is 10 miles down FR 105. There are numerous national forest campgrounds on Grand Mesa as well as dispersed camping. For maps and more information visit fs.usda.gov/gmug.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Wide-angle to Telephoto Lens
  • Tripod
  • Batteries
  • Memory Card
  • Warm Layers
  • Hiking Shoes
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Activities:

Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Autumn

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Scenic

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Added by Jason Hatfield

Adventure and travel photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I teach photography workshops and offer private guiding around the west. More at jasonjhatfield.com

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