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.

Guide to Boating on Grand County's Lakes

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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. To help you navigate our five mountain lakes, we've compiled a guide to boating…

Kayaking & Rafting

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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. Whether you are an experienced rafter or first-time adventurer, you won't want to miss this exciting ride! From the burly Class IV and V rapids of…

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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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. With as little as a board and a paddle, you can glide across the tranquil…

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 snuggling comfortably in a bed full of hay? Whichever season you choose to visit Grand County, Colorado, there is a horse-drawn trip waiting for you. Explore…

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…

Theaters


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Each summer, the brand new Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Company and Grand County Characters presents some of the best live theater available in the mountains of Colorado. Various movie theaters and cinemas are also available in the Grand County area showing the latest and greatest Hollywood hits. Whether you're looking to watch a live show or catch a popular movie, you can find what you're looking…

Yoga

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Exercise your mind, body, and spirit at one of the fully–equipped yoga studios in Grand County. Excellent instructors and serene surroundings provide a high altitude experience for physical and emotional nourishment. No matter your age, strength or flexibility level, yoga is for everyone. Our studios offer a variety of styles of yoga from hot yoga to to restorative yoga for beginners, intermediate…

Zip-Line

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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!

Camping

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Create unforgettable family memories waking up to mountain-crisp air, babbling brooks, verdant meadows, and towering mountains just outside your tent door. Grand County offers a variety of camping accommodations including public campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Recreation Area, Byer's Peak, Idlewild, Robber's Roost, and St. Louis Creek. For complete information on camping…

Fishing

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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. Trout and salmon are the most sought after prizes in mountain fishing and all through Grand County, Colorado lurking below the water's surface, you will…

Golfing

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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 several world-class courses and more on the way, Grand County, Colorado is quickly becoming a mountain golf paradise. Take a swing at Golf Granby Ranch's links-style golf course, and take in the area's inspiring views and western ambiance. With…

Guided Tours

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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. Grand County's local sportsmen can find the best spots to hunt and fish in Grand County with guided excursions for trophy…

Recreation Centers

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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. Join a team at the Granby Recreation Department, and participate in youth or adult sports, youth day camps, adult enrichment and…

Dining/Shopping/Outfitters

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Whether you want to buy or rent equipment for your favorite sport, enjoy gourmet mountain cuisine, or pick out that perfect souvenir or pair of Wranglers, Grand County, Colorado has a restaurant, retailer, or outfitter for you. Come to Granby and you can eat in Germany, Italy, Mexico, China or the good ol' USA. All the restaurants in town make sure to have the American hamburger on the menu but their…

Horseback Riding

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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? Check out our recommendations for the top 4 trails to ride in Colorado. Whether you have your own horse and trailer or are riding with one of our experienced…

Rodeo

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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. With so many chances to take in the excitement of the rodeo even the biggest 'city slicker' can feel like a regular cowboy or cowgirl. Here…

Biking

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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™. From high mountain peaks to beautiful river valleys, single tracks to back country roads, there are opportunities for all ages and skill levels. For complete…

Hiking and Backpacking

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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. Whether you are up for a challenging overnight backpacking trek into pristine wilderness areas, or simply looking for a leisurely stroll through a wildflower-filled valley, you can have it your way on any of the hundreds of miles of trails available…

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7 Reasons to Spend the Holidays in Grand County

Looking to create an unforgettable holiday experience for your family? Consider this: when you transport everybody to a real "winter wonderland" (and actually go "dashing through the snow" on a sleigh), your usual holiday moments will become indelible holiday memories. Grand County is such a place. By mid-November, the snow begins to pile up on our mountains and valleys, creating a magical backdrop…

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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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Beginners 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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