Your journey begins in Grand Junction, a gateway to the Colorado Mountains, which has a vast collection of public art and a Smithsonian quality Museum of the West. Getting on the Byway the next morning, you take I-70 out of Grand Junction to get to Colorado Route 65, where the Byway climbs through picturesque Plateau Creek Canyon into evergreen forests 11,000 feet above sea level. Your first stop is in Mesa at Powderhorn Resort. From there, it’s on to discover Lost Lake, before heading for the 12 mile in and out drive to Land’s End Outlook looking over Colorado’s landscapes in every direction. If you didn’t bring a lunch with you, you’ll want to have lunch in the quaint town of Cedaredge, and visit the Pioneer Town, to learn about the heritage of the area. You can take your time on this beautiful road, since at the end of the day accommodations in Delta will save you from having to rush around on the drive. From there, it’s a zip back to Grand Junction, again above the tree line.