Explore the most popular Views trails in Grand Mesa National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Flowing LAVA Trail: the farther you get on the trail, the more lava that is ON the trail. Need I say more!

2 months ago

Very nice, well-marked trail. Beautiful snowy afternoon. Would be good all four seasons.

I did this a little less then a month ago. I was alone the entire time and the trail had mud and snow but the solitude and the views made it more then worth it! Not to hard of a climb to get to a point where I was at a view where I counted 12 lakes!!!! I dont think I made it to the Crest but the snow got at least a foot deep and was hard to see the trail by this point. I was highly satisfied with the situation and stayed at my viewpoint for at least an hour and thought in silence about how great it was.

5 months ago

Beautiful this time of year with the color changes!! Can’t beat the views.

Great Hike! Went with my boyfriend & our puppy. We didn’t bring cash for parking so we had to walk and extra .5 miles to get to the trail. We went end of September as the leaves were changing and it was gorgeous!!

Incredible views!

off road driving
5 months ago

A great afternoon adventure. Lots of beautiful views and wildlife at the top.

6 months ago

Awesome Views! A must do hike if you’re passing through the area. Did the out and back since the lower trail was closed. Views get better and better the further you go down on the ridge.

this is better in winter

huge payoff. satisfying hike. stunning.

collared lizards. waterfall- granite shelf. petroglyphs

scenic driving
6 months ago

Go to the observatory, great views! Bathrooms.

on Mesa Lakes Trail

6 months ago

Not marked well. Views are nice.

on Crag Crest Trail

6 months ago

The loop is closed. You can hike the upper loop 6.5 miles for a total of 13 miles. Great hike!

Great trail, moderately steep in a few parts but nothing too difficult. Good for new hikers and kids too!

Awesome run

Extremely easy walk.
Bring your bug spray and sunscreen.

Very easy walk.
Beautiful scenery.
Be ready for LOTS of bugs during the summer.

Great Trail! Aspens are just starting to turn yellow. Only saw probably 10 people. Virtually zero mosquitoes for us. Gorgeous views. Trail head was easy to access. Took us about 1h45m with stopping and having a snack at Lost Lake. Highly recommend

It's easy to get lost on the way to the peak, there's not much of a trail. It took us three tries to summit. Lots of brutal slogging over talus, a good bit of scrambling. The view from the top is worth the effort, though.

This makes for a lovely walk on snowshoes. You can rent them from the lodge, if they are open. It's super quiet in the winter, for the most part.

7 months ago

Pretty hike, but a like over rated. It's not really anything spectacular.

beautiful trail. long, but not terribly difficult. I've hiked it several times, including the full loop. It's a popular hike, maybe the most popular on the Mesa. Got caught in a thunderstorm once up top, which wasn't entirely pleasant. Check the weather before you go! If you can, go in the fall - the aspens are lovely.

My kids 7-16 and I hiked this trail about 3 weeks ago. The trail was great but the mosquitoes almost carried us away!

quite fab

7 months ago

So stunning. What a treat. The bugs are only a problem if you slow down!

7 months ago

Beautiful views of the wildflowers and lakes. I’d rate it as moderate. The bugs weren’t too bad today.

Awesome trail and not too busy...

Beautiful views!!! Should bring mosquito repellent.

Easy to follow trail to a beautiful destination.

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