Cool Winter Attractions

With backdrops of snow-capped mountains, flawless frozen lakes, the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park and miles and miles of trails and wilderness areas to explore, Grand County is quinessential Colorado. But then again, there's no need for understatements.

Hot Sulphur Springs
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Lake Granby
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Berthoud Pass
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Idlewild Trail System
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County/Town History
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Theatres
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Towns

From quaint, small towns and ski villages to lakeside escapes and mountain views, you will find a welcoming atmosphere anywhere you go in Grand County, Colorado.

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Granby

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Grand Lake

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Kremmling

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Winter Park/Fraser

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Hot Sulphur Springs

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Lakes & Rivers

With the largest natural body of water in Colorado as well as the second runner-up, and over 1,000 miles of rivers and streams including the headwaters of the Colorado River.

Grand County has plenty of scenic shoreline to keep you and your family occupied in the summer with fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming and sailing and continuing through wintertime with numerous ice fishing locations and contests.

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Lake Granby

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Colorado River

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Williams Fork River

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Mountains & Vistas

With elevations soaring over 12,000 feet, Grand County is home to some of the most picturesque and iconic mountains and vistas not only in Colorado, but in all of the USA.

Learn more about our canyons, peaks and passes and the breathtaking views that surround these natural attracions.

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Continental Divide

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Mount Craig / Mount Baldy

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Byers Peak

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Wilderness Areas & Trails

Grand County is the perfect place to get active in the great outdoors. With miles and miles of trails and wilderness areas to explore, pick your favorite and take an adventure to see alpine lakes, wildlife, mountain summits and some of the best views in the state.

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Idlewild Trail System

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Fraser to Granby Trail

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Byers Peak Wilderness

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State Parks & National Forests

Land this beautiful needs to be protected. Thankfully, acres and acres of land in Grand County have been designated as State Parks or National Forests.

Get away from it all and see untouched scenic beauty and wildlife in its natural habitat.

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Arapaho National Forest

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Colorado State Forest State Park

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Routt National Forest

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Scenic Byways & Drives

Discover all that Grand County has to offer from the comfort of your car. From historic byways to scenic climbs, hit the open road and take in all the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

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Trough Road

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Trail Ridge Road

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Colorado River Headwater's Scenic and Historic Byway

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Stillwater Pass

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Ute Pass

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History & Museums

Travel back in time and learn about our rich western and railroad history, and visit one of our award-winning museums.

From rustic log cabins built by the earliest pioneers to restored turn-of-the-century hotels designed to accommodate the era's elite, the museums of Grand County, Colorado make history come alive.

 

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Grand County Historical Society

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History of Water

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County/Town History

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Rocky Mountain Winter Itinerary

Winter in Grand County brings countless delights: the quiet of Rocky Mountain National Park, excellent skiing at two classic Colorado resorts, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Nordic centers, snowmobiling and excellent shopping. We've put it all together for you with our winter itinerary

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Winter Family Fun

Here's a quick guide to the best family-friendly winter activities in our corner of mountain paradise.

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Where to Learn: Ski and Snowboard Schools

For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses — not to take one. This is often more true for adults who already know how to ski or ride. If you already know, why bother? The answer is simple: because you'll have more fun.

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