Island Lake – Grand Mesa

We were planning to be away until Sunday afternoon, so getting back from Ice Lake on Saturday night opened up another full day to enjoy the outdoors.

For a couple of weeks now, we’ve been talking about how ridiculous it is that with all the lakes we’ve visited, we have not actually gotten ON the water!  Well we’ve rectified the situation.


Grand Mesa is thought to be the largest Mesa in the world; it has over 300 lakes and tons of trails on top – now you know.

The best thing about it is that it’s one hour from home and it seems like a different world.  Instead of the desert experience in Palisade, you get the mountain feel with glacial lakes.

We decided to hit Island Lake


The Grand Mesa Lodge is sweet. It’s located at the highest point of the Mesa and situated right over Island Lake.  It also happens to rent boats.

No much to say.  Wine, food, lake, boat – great freaking day.




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