Grand Mesa Land Ends Road, Whitewater, Colorado

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Lands End Road
Whitewater, CO 81527
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Description

Pipe just above the dirt road at the corner of the switchback.

Nearest Address

Lands End Road

Directions from Nearest Address

From Grand Junction, head SE on Hwy 50. Turn left at Kannah Creek Road/ Lands End Road. Continue on Lands End Road (stay left at the Y in the road) several miles. At the second to last switchback in the road before the top of the Grand Mesa, there is a small pullout area to park, and the pipe can be found at the turn in the road.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

24/7/365 – except when the road is closed because of snow.

GPS:

N 39* 01.238 W 108* 12.917

Map Link: Grand Mesa Land Ends Road Map

Submitted by: Andrea Bonner

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  1. Newpj says:

    Why are TDS, Temp, and pH listed as N/A

  2. Rawvolution says:

    Notes on finding this spring: If you reach the “observatory” (the first building you come to after driving up the long, winding road); you’ve gone too far. The pipe will be on your right if you’re coming up the hill and on your left if your coming down. It’s easy to miss so keep an eye out when you approach that second-to-last switchback.

    The TDS when I tested the water was 47ppm and the temperature of the water was 10.9 degrees Celsius (51.62 degrees Fahrenheit). This is very clean, nice tasting water.

  3. Kimberly_shade says:

    This drive is scenic and defiantly fun for the entire family. Take some peanuts or any kind of nuts, the chipmunks love them. They will eat right out of your hand. My entire family enjoys this.

  4. Jessica says:

    The road to this spring is closed during winter, from December 1st to May 1st.

  5. leon jung says:

    Well that’s certainly lame. Tossers.

  6. Robin says:

    This is my first “find a spring” experience….is this water safe to drink without filtering?

  7. Tyler says:

    I went to this spring about 3 weeks ago, and it was great! I must say, the drive was MUCH longer than I expected, however, it was very scenic and well worth it. Allow for at least an hour each way if you are just going up to get water. Also, the road can be pretty bumpy in many areas, this is an unpaved, dirt road. I was able to do it without any trouble in my 4 door sedan, just drive safely. The pipe is right on that second to last switchback like others say. If you’re going up the mountain, it’s directly on right side of the road at that turn. About 200 yards ahead there is a small waterfall high up in the rocks. It’s very high up, but if you see this, it’s just on the lower turn behind you. I’m surprised nobody mentioned seeing that fall, perhaps this is another portion of the spring? Water was very cold and tasted great. Kept me hydrated for several days on my camping trip in Utah. Thanks!

  8. Bonny says:

    I had gone up there a couple times last summer and the water tastes awesome, very clean and clear. Had to wait this year for the road to open up around the first of June. Made the trek all the way up there and found the water to be brown. I’m assuming from spring runoff. Will try again soon. I also recently discovered the spring on Monarch Pass (Sargents). Great tasting water! Right on the side of the road with a barrel you can set jugs on to fill up, very easy. The Grand Mesa one is a little tricky climbing up and down the rocks, but not too bad. It is a beautiful trip! Been an avid spring drinker for many years. Nectar of the Gods!

  9. JayEm says:

    How can this water be safe? They graze cattle just above it on top of the Mesa.

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