Unique Adventures

In Grand County, not only do you have access to the classic Rocky Mountain adventures like hiking, biking, and camping, but you also have access to once-in-a-lifetime adventures like zip lining, hot air balloon rides, sleigh rides, and more. Grand County. The name says it all.

Alpine Slide

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On the slopes of the beautiful Winter Park Resort, feel the wind race through your hair as you go down Colorado's longest alpine slide. Winter Park's alpine slide thrill begins with a six-minute scenic chairlift ride on the Arrow. Memories of Olympic bobsledding come to mind, as you board your plastic alpine sled. Equipped with rollers and brakes, excitement becomes a reality as you feel the rush of…

ATV/OHV

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Grand County, Colorado is the perfect place to start your engines with hundreds of miles of breathtaking and exciting terrain practically made for ATV/Motorsports. Rent an ATV, motorcycle or OHV for the day or sign up for a guided tour through one of our knowledgable outfitters. Whatever you choose to do, there is nothing quite like exploring Grand County, Colorado with a Rocky Mountain rush. For some…

Backcountry Huts & Yurts

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Looking for a unique way to enjoy an overnight in the great outdoors (perhaps outside the confines of a nylon tent)? One of Colorado's quintessential wilderness experiences is a night in a backcountry hut. These free-standing dwellings — often a simple cabin, home or yurt that is only accessible via trail — are the ultimate in off-the-grid comfort. Enjoying the rustic adventure of a backcountry…

Hot Air Ballooning

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Adventure, excitement, romance. Leave your inhibitions on the ground as you peacefully soar over miles of open wilderness in your wind-guided craft. Let the wind take you where it may—each hot air balloon trip follows a unique path, dependant on the strength and direction of the wind that day. Although the route of the balloon might be different every time, one thing is for sure: a hot air balloon…

Hot Springs & Spas

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In Grand County, there are plenty of ways to relax. However, the most common relaxing retreats that visitors and locals look for are spas. We have some good news: we have them! Once frequented by the Ute and Arapaho Indians who referred to the warm waters as "Big Medicine," the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa today boasts twenty-two mineral indoor and outdoor hot pools and private baths as well as…

Jeep Tours

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Sure, Grand County offers some of Colorado's most outstanding 360 degree views from just about everywhere, but sometimes you just have to get up there. And one of the best an most thrilling ways to do that is on four wheels. Grand County's local jeep tour operators can help you get off-road to see our sights from a whole new perspective. All five main towns and all of the surrounding wilderness areas…

Rock Climbing

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Mountaineering and rock climbing in Colorado requires not only physical strength, but also mental focus, determination, and skill. Despite these requirements, or perhaps, more accurately, because of them, mountaineering and rock climbing have become some of the most rewarding backcountry endeavors one can undertake. Grand County, Colorado offers several options for those wishing to tackle an adventure…

Sleigh & Hay Rides

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What could be more memorable for the whole family than an "over the hills and through the woods" magical winter sleigh ride? How about a summery trot through fields of wildflowers and lush meadows framed by the towering peaks of the Rockies while relaxing comfortably in a bed full of hay? In Granby, Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch - YMCA of the Rockies offers summertime wagon and carriage rides,…

Summer Tubing

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Visitors and residents alike already love Grand County for its incredible winter sledding and tubing experiences, and now they’re sure to fall in love all over again with the new summer tubing hill in Granby, which opened for the fist time in summer 2015. Grand County’s 300-foot-long summer tubing hill, located at Snow Mountain Ranch, is just the third of its kind in the country, and the first…

Theatres

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Whether you're looking to watch a live show or catch a popular movie, you can find what you're looking for in Grand County. Catch a musical during the summer repertory season of the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Company or enter your child in one of the company's youth theatre workshops. You don't want to miss this theater located on the Grand Lake historic boardwalk in the center of town.

Yoga

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There's no better place to exercise your mind, body and spirit than at one of Grand County's yoga studios. Excellent instructors and serene surroundings provide a high-altitude experience for physical and emotional nourishment, regardless of your age, strength, flexibility or experience.

Zipline and Aerial Adventures

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Have a high adrenaline adventure at high altitude in Grand County, Colorado! Soar through the sky on one of our Zip-Lines Tours and view the Rocky Mountains from a whole new perspective. Expert guides will help lead you through this amazing experience. If the high speeds don't take your breath away, our awe-inspiring views will!

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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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Beginner's Guide to Snowmobiling

Unlike snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or off-piste backcountry skiing, snowmobiling affords almost anyone the opportunity to access truly remote backcountry. In Grand County, that means accessing more than 1,000 miles of trails in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. 

While snowmobiling does not require years of practice or training, it does require proper preparation and awareness. Here are our tips on what to wear, how to prepare, and links to helpful resources and outfitters in Grand County to make your snowmobiling trip a success.

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A Winter Weekend in a Winter Wonderland

While most people visit Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer, they might be missing out on the park’s best time of year: winter. When the snow falls, the whole park is transformed into a winter wonderland. The views are stunning, there are plenty of opportunities to play in the snow, and you practically have the whole place to yourself. Experience it yourself with our two-day Rocky Mountain National Park winter weekend itinerary.

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