The Grand Mesa National Forest Map produced by the US Forest Service contains the most current information on roads, trails, recreation sites, travel restrictions and contact phone numbers for the Grand Mesa National Forest.
The Grand Mesa, one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, rises more than a mile above the converging valleys of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers to an elevation of over 11,000 feet. The alpine forest atop the mesa, which includes Engelmann Spruce, Subalpine Fir and Aspen, is a striking contrast to the Sagebrush and Rabbit Brush of the valley floors.
Winter begins early atop the mesa and snow falls frequently. The snowpack annually reaches a depth of 5 to 10 feet. As summer arrives, snowmelt fills 300 alpine lakes and reservoirs. These lakes and reservoirs provide excellent fishing and supply water to numerous cities, farms and ranches in the valleys below.
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