The Grand Mesa Colorado

Yesterday our daughter Katie Roden, took us on a lovely drive to visit the Grand Mesa. This was our second weekend out and about seeing all the beautiful fall colors,

and we were amazed at how much the colors have changed in just one week.

The Grand Mesa is “known as the largest flattop mountain in the world, encompassing hundreds of square miles and standing more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The Grand Mesa scenic byway leads through old-growth forests, aspens, meadows and so many lakes you’ll lose track”.

We drove out to what is called Lands End Observatory, a ranger observatory on the rim of the Grand Mesa. The views from Lands End Observatory are spectacular, and there are lots of little critters running all over the rocks (look closely in the middle of the rock below) looking for special treats that visitors might put out for them.

Some visitors bring huge sunflower pods filled with sunflower seeds, and leave them out for the critters to find and enjoy.

We had a special treat at Lands End Observatory too. Katie packed a wonderful picnic lunch that we all enjoyed while taking in the million dollar views.

Thank-you Katie Roden, for treating us to such a beautiful, fun-filled day.

Our time here in Colorado is quickly coming to an end. We leave Saturday to make our way back to Arizona, where we are excited to see our family and friends there, and enjoy another exciting season hosting at the Visitor Center at McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

Stay Tuned!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin
    Sep 25, 2018 @ 18:58:25

    Wow! Just gorgeous! So great to be able to see some fall colors. Not sure I’ll see any this year unless perhaps a hike in Sedona! Can’t believe your time is almost up! I just can’t wait to give you both one big gigantic HUG! Safe travels!!! xoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      Sep 26, 2018 @ 17:55:31

      It has been wonderful getting to see all the great colors of fall here in Colorado. Our time here has gone by so fast, but we have made every minute we had here count. Our whole summer celebration tour has been absolutely fabulous, but we are ready to return to our home state now. Love you and counting the days until we get to see you again too! XoXo


  2. Bill
    Sep 26, 2018 @ 03:16:13

    Great time and a great lunch, thanks Katie for the tour of the Grand Mesa.


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