I finally had some free time to go exploring over the weekend and I took the opportunity to head up to the top of the Grand Mesa for the first time.

A sunny day without much widespread wildfire smoke can be hard to come by, so when I saw that bright blue clear sky on Sunday, I knew it was the right day to go up for a visit.

You can see the Colorado National Monument, the Book Cliffs, Mount Garfield, all of Grand Junction, and more from almost anywhere at the observatory.

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Visiting Land's End Observatory in Grand Junction

There are a couple of different ways to get up to the observatory during the summer months. We will explain both routes in the gallery below. The drive to the top comes with a spectacular view no matter which route you decide to take.

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My First Trip to Land's End Observatory Overlooking Grand Junction

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