Originally Posted by Co-Forever
I live in Grand Junction. The place where we love to go is the Grand Mesa. It has a bunch of fresh water lakes to fish in. Beautiful areas to hike and explore. The elevation is about 10k so there is no really hot summer there. Tons of trees to hang from and camp. The backcountry is where I always go, away from the camp sites. You just park your vehicle and hike away. The drive would be about 3.5 hours from Denver so I think it would be worth a try.
Good suggestion. I've heard great things about Grand Mesa but have never been there. I've heard that the bugs can get pretty intense at times. Has that been your experience?