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August 20th, 2014
The Cascade Falls Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park This week’s featured hike is the Cascade Falls hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. This beautiful series of waterfalls lie[...]
August 13th, 2014
Sightseeing and activities in the Kawuneeche Valley The Kawuneeche Valley is one of the must-see areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. The fertile valley on the west side of the [...]
July 30th, 2014
The Continental Divide Trail through Rocky Mountain National Park The Great Continental Divide is the hydrological divide that separates water drainages across the United States. [...]
Join Grand Lake, Colorado in celebrating the Centennial Birthday of Rocky Mountain National Park, beginning September 4th, 2014 and running until September 4th, 2015. Grand Lake is "The Soul of the Rockies," and a welcoming gateway town of Rocky Mountain National Park, only two miles [more]
U. S. Constitution Week 2014 in Grand Lake, Colorado Monday, September 15th 6 pm Grand Lake Lodge, Sponsored by the Boy Scouts Troop #104 Guest Speaker: Vincent McGuire Ph.D. - University of Colorado “The Constitution: A view from the States” Tuesday, September 16th 6 pm Gateway Inn, Sponsored by Grand Lake [more]
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.