For those seeking a higher plane of existence, this route offers a truly transcendental experience. The Grand Mesa Scenic Byway climbs through the canyon of Plateau Creek into evergreen forests 10,000 feet above sea level. From Land's End Overlook, you are looking out over a landscape of unusual beauty. This playground offers an abundance of fishing, hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Winter brings blankets of snow for snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. More than 300 stream fed lakes harbor rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. The forest hides porcupines, mountain lions, coyotes, red fox, elk, deer, and black bear.

I've broken my presentation on the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway down like this: