Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Mesa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is the type of trip where you shouldn't be in a hurry. The wind can be a major factor.

off road driving
7 months ago

We rode this in October of 2017 with two friends on large adventure motorcycles. Mine is a BMW R1200 GS. We asked about the road on advrider.com, where a few guys said it was totally doable on our bikes. Which it was. There had been a snowstorm two days earlier, but it had all melted, and the road was slightly muddy, but solid. it got a little sketchy at the very top, but nothing we couldn't power through. I would say that if you are moderately experienced on big adv bike, stand on the pegs, and are comfortable counter-balancing as you go through those hairpins, you'll have no problem. If you're someone who sits and doesn't get what I just said about standing and counter-balancing, this is going to be too much for you, unless it is super dry. The views are fantastic. The biggest issue was, as a first-timer on the road, not knowing exactly what we were going to encounter. At the lower elevations, everything was easy-peezy, but as I said, at the top, things get a little sketchy (the road narrows, and its colder, so some of the snow remained, and there was more mud), and it's not like you are going to want to turn around, head back down and do a 60-mile detour to get back on your track. Funny, at the top there's an observatory, but we were so geeked about getting to the top that we skipped it. Also, the top is paved for a few miles along the edge of the mesa. Then it turns in and turns back to dirt, and yo basically just cruise till you connect back up with the main highway across the mesa.

Just a breathtaking, peaceful hike. Very little traffic. Bring your fishing pole cause the trout are jumping.

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty, but it shouldn't be rated as moderate. Very easy.

hiking
9 months ago

Super easy and fun hike. I was in the shade the whole time, it's not to steep. It's great for kids and dogs, and if you feel like bringing a fishing rod I saw some jumping around.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike. Great scenery and nice views of the lake. Bring bug spray!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful and easy.

Excellent hike.

Easy walking trail; but lots of mosquitoes this time of year. As long as we were in the sun they were tolerable. I suggest walking at a quick pace or light jog while in the shaded areas. They didn't seem to be impressed with bug spray. Other than that, it was a beautiful scenic walk! And skinny dipping in the Lost Lake was worth it!

off road driving
Thursday, March 30, 2017

A fun way to get up on the Mesa and see a different side as well. Good hiking trails on the way up too.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Awesome snow shoe in. It was awesome. Loved it. So beautiful.

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

A great, moderate day hike. Great views and wildlife. One of our favorite trails when we just need a quick getaway!

off road driving
Sunday, November 17, 2013

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. There's a Visitor's Center, now closed, at the top of Land's End Road, and a short trail called "The Views" from there to an OHV staging area that is just tremendous. Also the little ground squirrels are adorable and will eat right out of your hand! Do yourself a favor and visit in the summer when the heat in the valley's got you going crazy. You'll be glad you did.

on West Bench Trail

hiking
Sunday, July 07, 2013

Beautiful....

hiking
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I loved this trail it was a really good one because you feel like you are tinny in the huge pine, aspen and more trees

off road driving
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Easy drive unless you meet a motor home coming the other way! Be sure to stop and visit the old BLM line camp before heading down. The water bubbling up from the spring in the original ice house in bone chilling cold even mid summer.

snowshoeing
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Easy, relatively flat, great scenery. 4 seasons here - hike, bike, xc ski, snowshoe...

on Lost Lake Hike

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

snowshoeing
Monday, February 06, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, July 06, 2015

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