When I came back to the main road from my journey to Land's End, I took the right and headed on south. It wasn't too long and I came to the trailhead for the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail and then Island Lake. A couple more miles of slowly going down in elevation and I came to a beautiful lake next to the Grand Mesa Visitors Center. I stopped for a few, talked a bit with a couple guys fishing the lake and went into the Visitors Center. Then I continued on my way south through more gorgeous countryside until I came down out of the aspens and into the locusts and cedars just north of Cedaredge.