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)