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Kawuneeche Valley wildlife

Kawuneeche Valley wildlife

July 16th, 2014

Wildlife in RMNP Rocky Mountain National Park’s Kawuneeche Valley is home to many species of wildlife both large and small. The valley is carved out by the headwaters of the Color[...]

RMNP's Holzwarth Historic Site

RMNP's Holzwarth Historic Site

July 9th, 2014

Greetings from Grand Lake! Hope everyone had a good 4th of July! This week’s featured Rocky Mountain National Park hike is actually more than a hike – it’s an entire historical [...]

RMNP Featured Hike: the Coyote Valley Trail

RMNP Featured Hike: the Coyote Valley Trail

July 2nd, 2014

RMNP's Coyote Valley Trail This week’s featured hike in Rocky Mountain National Park is the Coyote Valley Trail, a fantastic day trip that is as scenic as it is family-friendly. T[...]

The Timber Creek Campground in RMNP

The Timber Creek Campground in RMNP

June 25th, 2014

RMNP's Timber Creek Campground Rocky Mountain National Park’s west side campground, the Timber Creek Campground, is open for the season. Sitting at an elevation of 8,900 feet, this[...]

Featured RMNP hike: Adams Falls

Featured RMNP hike: Adams Falls

June 18th, 2014

The hike to Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park   One of the most popular hikes on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park is the family-friendly hike to Ada[...]

Brews & Crews 8/23

Brews & Crews 8/23Spirit of the Lake Regatta & Brewfest "Brews & Crews" Grand Lake would like to invite you to our 4th Annual Brewfest, following the Spirit of the Lake Regatta,  “Brews & Crews,” August 23rd, 2014.  The festival runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Tickets are [more]

Grand Lake Arts & Crafts Fairs

Grand Lake Arts & Crafts FairsThe Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce has scheduled Arts & Crafts Festivals for: June 14th-15th July 12th – 13th July 19th- 20th (Buffalo Barbecue, Authentic Western Vendors ONLY)  August 2nd-3rd These events will be limited to 60 participants.   If a vendor signs up for all three fairs, the total cost [more]

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

 
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At the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park sits the historic town of Grand Lake, Colorado.  It is a town where one steps back into time, where the store owners proudly manage their businesses, and greet visitors every day from their western boardwalk storefronts.  It is home to fabulous dining, overseen by local restaurateurs, and designed to give visitors the optimal dining experience.  Grand Lake is a town that buzzes to life at night; live music resonates from local lodges and saloons beckoning patrons inside for premiere entertainment. It is a place that houses the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and frequent festivals and parades.

 

Grand Lake, Colorado is steeped in rich western history, which is embodied in our daily culture.  One may find horses parked outside local establishments alongside cars.  Once home to the Ute Indian Tribe, the spirit of the west is alive in Grand Lake, long after the tribe dispersed.  The former County seat, Grand Lake lost the title in a wild west shoot-out.  There are historic walking tours, museums, and other opportunities to immerse yourself in the way of the west during your visit to Grand Lake.

 

It is where nature grabs your soul, and visitors understand the feeling of being able to really breathe again here.  Its namesake, Grand Lake, is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine.  Home to the Colorado River Headwaters, streams and rivers snake through the area, inviting you to fish and hike along their waters. In the spring watch the wildlife emerge from  Rocky Mountain National Park, cow moose and their young calves toddle across our local streets.  In the summer months visitors can explore the lake by boat, kayak, and even paddle boards.  Horseback riding, ATVs, and cycling opportunities are as plentiful in the area as the trout are in our waters.  Golf, hot air balloon, and live your dreams here.

 

Winter also invites visitors to play in Grand Lake’s winter wonderland.  Grand Lake is the “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado,” with over 125 miles of groomed trails.  Cross Country ski, ice fish, create a snowman, and watch snowflakes peacefully fall to the ground and build upon gathering snow.  A thriving creative community is alive in Grand Lake; local artists and galleries are must-sees!  Grand Lake invites you to our home, full of year round stunning natural beauty, and the opportunity to actualize what you only dreamed existed.  Welcome to Grand Lake, Colorado.