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The Grand Mesa is considered one of best places to snowmobile in Colorado. With more than 800 square miles of terrain and an average of 35 feet of snowfall a year, the area is a snowmobiler’s paradise.

Heavy winter snows blanket the Mesa, setting a base to begin snowmobiling by early November and continuing through March – as long as temperatures remain cold enough to prevent snowmelt.

From easy trail riding to advanced backcountry riding, there are trails for everyone. Most of Grand Mesa’s trails are at 9,000 feet or above and regularly groomed. The main section of trail is called the “SP” for “Sunlight to Powderhorn.” This system consists of a single 120-mile route marked from Powderhorn Ski Area on Grand Mesa to Sunlight Ski Area in Glenwood Springs.

To access the trails, take Hwy 133 to Hwy 92 and head west toward Delta. Turn north on Hwy 65, drive through Cedaredge and onto Grand Mesa.

For more snowmobiling information including trail reports and maps, safety tips, news and weather information, go to: SnowMobileColo.com.