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Coming from the west to Grand Mesa area, the Mesa Lakes grouping,which includes Sunset Lake, is the first encounter of the 100 plus fishable waters on the mesa. Easy access is only one of the reasons for the areas popularity. Other appealing points include developed campgrounds, picnic sites, a lodge offering a restaurant, fishing tackle, and cabins.
Getting there: From Mesa go south on Hwy 65 13.7 miles to access road on right just past Jumbo Reservoir. Follow access road 0.1 miles to Sunset Lake (on right). Alternatively, take second right past Jumbo Reservoir to Mesa Lakes Lodge (permission to park needed if not a guest of the lodge). Lake can be reached by crossing the access road adjacent to the lodge..