You can access Mesa Road off Smithsonian Butte Rd. It is very rough but passable when not wet.”
— Shelley Lutz
Mesa Road is a great way to warm up to ride Gander. If you are going to ride in Gooseberry, you are better off driving to the designated parking areas. Mesa Road can be dusty or have puddles of mud if it has rained. If it has rained, you should be careful with a low clearance vehicle. As for riding a bike on Mesa Road when it's wet, be warned as the mud will stick to everything!