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Summer Activities

Hiking. Biking. Zip Lining. Golfing. Shopping. Dining. There's no telling where your next adventure will take you in Grand County. After spending your summer playing here, you'll need a new bucket list.

Are you Colo-ready? Before heading out on your Colorado adventure, check out these tips and insights from the Colorado Tourism Office to prepare for your trip.

 

Guide to Boating on Grand County's Lakes

Is there anything better in summertime than boating on a mountain lake? If you ask us, the answer is "no, not really." Around here, it is the thing to do come May, June, July, August and September. While Colorado has dozens of great reservoirs and lakes to set sail on, few destinations offer so many choices in one place.

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Kayaking & Rafting

Nothing beats the heady rush of racing down a swiftly flowing river in a trusty rubber raft or kayak. And there's no better place to experience the powerful thrill of Colorado Whitewater than in Grand County –the birthplace of the mighty Colorado River.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Home of the Colorado River headwaters and Colorado’s largest natural lake, Grand County has the most accessible water in Colorado to play in: swimming, boating, fishing, and even stand up paddle boarding—there’s almost no limit! Stand up paddle boards (SUP) offer a fun and relaxing way to play on the lakes of Grand County.

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Alpine Slide

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.

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ATV/OHV

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.

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Backcountry Huts & Yurts

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.

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Hot Air Ballooning

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.

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Hot Springs & Spas

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!

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Jeep Tours

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.

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Sleigh & Hay Rides

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?

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Summer Tubing

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.

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Theaters

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.

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Where to Rock Climb in Grand County

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.

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Yoga

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.

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Zip-Line and Aerial Adventures

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.

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Camping

Create unforgettable family memories waking up to mountain-crisp air, babbling brooks, verdant meadows, and towering mountains just outside your tent door.

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eBiking

eBikes are bicycles with an electric motors and the fastest growing sector of cycling. With hundreds of miles of trails and open roads to ride in Grand County, eBiking is the perfect activity to travel from town to town or explore singletrack trails.

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Fishing

With 1,000 miles of streams, 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes, and 11,000 acres of reservoirs, Grand County's abundant resources accommodate fishing of all kinds. Enjoy world-class fishing in our gold medal waters that flow throughout Grand County.

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Grand County Golfing

At 8,000 feet above sea level, the air is thin. And thinner air makes for a longer drive. Grand County is the perfect place to unwind with a round of golf. With four world-class courses, Grand County, Colorado is quickly becoming a mountain golf paradise.

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Guided Tours

Not everyone can navigate the wilderness like a pro, so we have some on hand, ready to help! Rely on our experts to show you the best our five mountain towns have to offer. Check out one of our guided tours to plan a grand Rocky Mountain adventure, and let us worry about the details.

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Recreation Centers

Get active at one of the premier recreation centers in Grand County, Colorado. Our recreation centers offer facilities such as climbing walls, swimming pools, ice rinks, multi-sport gymnasiums, dance studios, indoor tracks, state-of-the-art workout equipment, and much more.

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Dining/Shopping/Outfitters

Whether you want to buy or rent equipment for your favorite sport, enjoy gourmet mountain cuisine or pick out that perfect souvenir or a pair of Wranglers, Grand County, Colorado has you covered.

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Horseback Riding

Adventure to cowboy country and live the excitement of the real American West. Horseback riding has always been more than just a recreational pursuit in Grand County — Here, it's a way of life. But with so many trails to ride, where should you start?

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Rodeo

Bucking Broncos and rodeo clowns are a fixture in Grand County, Colorado. From May to September, there is at least one rodeo event every weekend in Grand County, Colorado. That means barebackriding, calf roping, barrel racing, and bull-riding all summer long.

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Hiking and Backpacking

Discover the beauty of Grand County, Colorado on foot. Experience nature first hand with miles of scenic trails that are great for strolling or hiking.

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Mountain Biking

Grand County provides some of the best mountain biking opportunities in Colorado. Winter Park, Colorado alone boasts over 600 miles of marked, mapped and user-friendly trails, contributing to its apropos nickname, Mountain Bike Capital, USA™.

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Contact information

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS970-531-7588
WINTER PARK800-903-7275
FRASER970-726-5491
GRAND LAKE970-627-3402
KREMMLING970-724-3472
GRANBY970-887-2311