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.



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


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


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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3 Day Summer

Spend a 3-day weekend in Grand County to get a taste of the best of the Rocky Mountains. Get the full Western experience, enjoy our waterways, and even visit Rocky Mountian National Park on this ideal long weekend getaway, perfect for summer or fall.

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5 Day Summer

 Just 67 miles from the Denver metropolitan area, Grand County has the perfect five-day summer or fall getaway that can introduce you to the best of the Rockies. Getting away this season is closer than you think!

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4 Best Horseback Riding Trails in Colorado

Looking for a new way to experience the beautiful Rocky Mountain backcountry? View our top 4 horseback riding trails to get some of the best views around at a pace that's perfect for soaking it all in.

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