Grand Mesa South Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Grand Mesa South

CO, USA

Long climb on the south side of the more difficult and scenic Grand Mesa North

Explore this Climb

PJAMM Cycling LogoDark Sky logo
LOCAL WEATHER

Start
Finish

Currently

pjamm cycling clear-day weather icon
47
°F
°C

Clear


wind:
4.5 mph ESE with gusts up to 10.9 mph

rain:
2% chance of light rainfall

6:52 AM (local)
PJAMM Sunrise Icon5:54 AMPJAMM Sunset Icon8:25 PM

Temperature
Precipitation
Wind Speed

Thu

pjamm cycling wind weather icon

60° 39°

Fri

pjamm cycling partly-cloudy-day weather icon

69° 40°

Sat

pjamm cycling clear-day weather icon

76° 44°

Sun

pjamm cycling clear-day weather icon

77° 43°

Mon

pjamm cycling partly-cloudy-day weather icon

63° 44°

Tue

pjamm cycling rain weather icon

59° 45°

Wed

pjamm cycling partly-cloudy-day weather icon

67° 44°

Climb Summary


#52 on the Top 100 list, this climb travels into the Grand Mesa National Forest (Grand Mesa is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world) and shares its summit with Top 100 climb #24, Grand Mesa North (21.4 miles, 6.1%, 5,726' gained - which begins 40 miles to the north of the Cedaredge start for Grand Mesa South). The other Top 100 climb in the vicinity is #61 East Portal 50 miles south (3.3 miles 11.6% average grade, 1,966' of climbing). This is a scenic and challenging climb, particularly if done as an out-and-back with Grand Mesa North.

08.JPG

Start of climb is at the north end of Cedar Ridge.

08.JPG

Enter Grand Mesa National Forest at mile 12.

08.JPG 

Summit on a dreary day - looking south.

Steepest ¼ mile begins at mile 9.7 (9.1%); steepest mile begins at mile 10.6 (6.7%)