Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, and Winter Park/Fraser make up Grand County, Colorado. Varying 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. Boasting a variety of activities, attractions, shopping, dining, and lodging possibilities, Grand County invites you to explore the real Colorado.
Only 67 miles from Denver, a Grand County, Colorado vacation is the ideal combination of authentic western adventure and unrivaled natural beauty.
Nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountain Valley at an elevation of 7,935 ft, surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, Granby, Colorado is in the heart of something grand. Granby offers a western hospitality and friendly small town vibe that makes visitors feel right at home. Stroll down the charming main street to discover great restaurants, one of a kind souvenirs or outdoors supplies for your next adventure in Granby.
Known as the "Western Gateway" to the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake has something for everyone. The charming lakeside setting of Grand Lake makes folks feel at home. Enjoy the quaint cabins and summer homes that line the shores of the state's largest natural lake, stroll down the historic boardwalk with over 60 shops, restaurants, and galleries, or take in a show at the new Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater.
Grand County's county seat, the small town of Hot Sulphur Springs has played an important part in the history of the area. Named for the hot springs that line the canyon along this stretch of the upper Colorado River, the area was first visited by passing Ute and Arapaho hunting parties who called the area "big medicine." White trappers and hunters first visited the hot springs in the early 1800s, and by the turn of the century, the town was a popular resort community.
Kremmling is also known as a "Sportsman's Paradise" for good reason. The Kremmling region has some of the best elk hunting in Colorado with awe-inspiring backdrop. The Colorado River and the Blue River offer Gold Medal water for you to dip your line into and also offer the ideal rapids to set out on riverrafting or kayaking adventure.
Not surprisingly, Winter Park and the Fraser Valley are known for their cold-weather playgrounds famous among winter sports enthusiasts. From the family-friendly powder skiing and backcountry challenges of the nearly 3,000 skiable acres of Winter Park Resort to guided snowmobile tours up the Continental Divide, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and dog sledding, Winter Park and the surrounding valley truly are a Winter Wonderland.