Black Bear At Mesa Lakes Cabin
Black Bear at Mesa Lakes cabin sits within aspen and spruce/fir forest at an elevation of 9,500 on the north side of the Grand Mesa National Forest. Black Bear cabin is part of the Mesa Lakes Ranger Station Complex.
The original Black Bear cabin was constructed in the 1930s . The cabin is located off Colorado State Highway 65, about a 45 minute drive from Grand Junction area of western Colorado.
Black Bear cabin is available for public rental from July 1 through the first week in October.
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience an overnight stay in a traditional Forest Service Ranger Station. The semi-rustic cabin has a refrigerator, indoor plumbing including a shower and flush toilet (bathroom is downstairs in the basement) and an electric cooking stove. Electricity is available and provides the lighting and heat. Sleeping accommodations consist of 3 twin size beds and 1 queen size sofa sleeper. A large grass yard fronts the cabin which is perfect for family gatherings and weddings!
Black Bear cabin can be accessed by passenger vehicle with paved and gated access. A popular mountain bike trail, Westbench, adjoins the Mesa Lakes Recreation area which has 7 lakes within walking distance and includes a hand carry boat launch for canoes and non-motorized boating.
Opportunities in the Fall: From mid-August through early October, people will enjoy the fall colors with the extensive aspen stands surrounding the area. It is a beautiful backdrop for weddings, family gatherings and those that enjoy crisp fall weather for mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
|Name||Black Bear At Mesa Lakes Cabin|
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|Number of Cabins||1|
|Facilities||- Drink Water - Flush Toilet|
|Operational Season||July to October|
|Rating||Campground has not been rated.|
|Nearby Town||Mesa, Colorado, United States|
Black Bear cabin is part of the Mesa Lakes Ranger Station Complex. Traveling along I-70 take Exit 49 onto Hwy 65 (Grand Mesa Scenic & Historic Byway). Travel South on State Hwy 65 approximately 23 miles. Turn right into Mesa Lakes Recreation Area. * Take second right and follow along Sunset Lake shore as you approach the spillway of the lake you will come to a gate. Combination lock will be used to open this gate. Follow through on a 1 lane road approximately 100 yards, Cabin is signed; you can park in front or in the back of the cabin. If traveling from Cedaredge, Co. Travel north on State Hwy 65 approximately 28 miles. Turn left into Mesa Lakes Recreation Area. * Follow directions as identified above.
|Latitude||39.0492905038 degrees / 39° 2.957' / 39° 2' 57.45"|
|Longitude||-108.0915641785 degrees / -108° 5.494' / -108° 5' 29.63"|