In Cedaredge, geocaching is a great way to explore the town and learn about things such as the Chapel of the Cross, Sadie’s watering hole or even the Little Britches.
Armed with a GPS device or a smartphone participants follow clues and coordinates to find small boxes hidden around town and deep within the hiking trails of the Grand Mesa. Each geocache features a small box with a log book and a small treasure. Visitors can sign the log book and then choose to swap the treasure with something they have on-hand, or leave it for the next person to discover. Geocaching is fun for the whole family and the rules are simple:
* Register for a free Basic Membership at www.geocaching.com.
* Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
* Enter your postal code and click "search."
* Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
* Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
* Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
* Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
* Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
There are many other levels to the game and many different kinds of caches. Traditional Geocache is the original type of geocache and the most straightforward. These geocaches will be a container at the given coordinates. The size may vary, but at minimum, all of these geocaches will have a logbook.
A Multi-Cache involves two or more locations, with the final location being a physical container with a logbook inside. There are many variations, but typically once you’re at the first stage, you will receive a clue to the whereabouts of the second stage. The second stage will have a clue for the third, and so on.
You’ll find over 100 different caches right here in the Cedaredge, Colorado area so grab your cell phone or get out your GPS, create a free geocaching account and come for a visit. Just enter our zip code (81413) and get started exploring Cedaredge today!
The Surface Creek and Delta area is a gem to all who discover it! Whether it be the open ranch lands spreading out before you, fruitful orchards and vineyards niched away amongst rolling hills, the artisans and musicians who share their brand of beauty, historic buildings and murals which tell their stories, two golf courses nestled into the countryside, a multitude of hiking and biking trails, or the expansive Grand Mesa, with over 300 lakes for fishing and fun, and a wealth of snow sports, this area is a grand place to call home.
Many years ago, these lands were lovingly cultivated and irrigated to sustain the lusher environ you see today, without which much of this area would revert to the high desert that existed. (read more)
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council is a community-based nonprofit organization of people who love to participate in Nordic sports on Grand Mesa. They are dedicated to promoting fun, safe, diversified cross-country skiing experiences on the Grand Mesa for skiers of all ages, abilities, and interests. The Council grooms 54 kilometers (32.4 miles) of trails on the Mesa. You’ll find three trail systems at three trailheads on the Mesa: Skyway, County Line and Ward Creek. All trails are located just off Colorado Highway 65 on the Mesa, except the North Ward trailhead, which...(read more)
If you’re over the age of retirement that phrase may bring visions of a shiny, red wagon or the haircut you wore in high school and if you spend your days shuffling kids to school and soccer practice you may be thinking Frisbees, kites or hula-hoops. But if your first thought on a cold winter morning is grabbing your board(s) and hitting the ski slopes, well then you will no doubt be heading to
Powderhorn Mountain Resort to check out the “Flat Top Flyer” on Colorado’s beautiful Grand Mesa. We’re talking about the new Poma high-speed quad chair lift that was installed this past summer and named in honor of the ski area’s location.
Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is just a short drive from Cedaredge. It offers breathtaking views and over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Powderhorn is one of Colorado’s most down-to-earth ski resorts and it’s in this mountain range that some of the softest snow in the state falls. They average over 250 inches each winter and the ski resort prides itself on natural runs, long days and short lift lines. For the more fearless, tree skiing and powder runs are ample and uncrowded.
Regardless of your age or ability, they offer all levels of terrain, a full-service, professional Ski and Ride Center, rental equipment, base area dining, shopping, and lodging. It’s an easy day trip so spend an extra day on your next visit and check it out. For more information go to: www.powderhorn.com
Tucked away in the back corner of the park-like setting at Pioneer Town, discover a gem, the Chapel of the Cross.
Don and Inez Petersen donors of the chapel were impressed with a chapel they had visited in New Zealand. They were so impressed that they aspired to provide a place of inspiration such as this for other people. It seemed right to build the chapel in Pioneer Town.
Symbols of the Christian faith are featured throughout. Entering the sanctuary, eyes are immediately drawn to the large slender stainless steel cross in a self-standing wall seen through the large windows to the south. The effect is intriguing, giving the appearance that the wall has been pushed out and is open to the out-of-doors.
The state-of-the art three manual model of the Allen organ is the same as that installed in the largest church in the world located on the Gold Coast of Africa.
Local and out-of-town vocalists and musicians have added their special talented performances to a long list of programs given here over the years. A Chapel Committee schedules summer concerts and other programs. Weddings are planned through a Wedding Coordinator. Religious services and memorials have also been performed here.
me-sa (may-sa)n. an isolated flat-topped hill with steep sides, found in landscapes with horizontal strata.
Mesas are larger than buttes and smaller than plateaus but if you aren’t from the West that explanation probably won’t help. You’ll just have to take our word for it… A visit to Cedaredge just wouldn’t be complete without spending some time exploring the grandest of them all…Colorado’s Grand Mesa. It’s claimed to be the largest flat-topped mountain in the entire world and it offers a plethora of recreational activities, both summer and winter; not to mention a wide variety of wildlife, flowers and water features.
The mesa rises about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above the surrounding river valleys with a maximum elevation of 11,333 feet (3,454 m) at Crater Peak. This change in altitude between the Cedaredge area and the mesa top, brings with it...(read more)
We hope you enjoy a glimpse into some of the special things that we treasure about the Cedaredge, Surface Creek and Grand Mesa areas.