Water Sports

With more recreational water than any other region in Colorado, Grand County offers extensive opportunities for water sports. Weather you prefer boating on Colorado's largest natural lake or kayaking or rafting the famous Colorado River, Grand County has it all. Don't just explore Colorado. Go Grand.

Boating

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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…

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…

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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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