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Mesa Lake at Sunset 708-1

Mesa Lake - Grand Mesa, Colorado

The fading sun drops just below a layer of clouds in Grand Mesa National Forest. This area of western Colorado is one of the less visited portions of the state, but scenes such as this - high above Mesa Lake - provide ample reason to make the trek here and enjoy the beautiful outdoors the western slope offers.