Winter Shenanigans

Skiing. Tubing. Dog Sledding. Snowshoeing. Dining. Snowmobiling. There’s no telling where your next adventure will take you in Grand County. After spending your winter playing here, you'll need a new bucket list.

Dog Sled Rides/Races

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Ever wanted to race along a snowy trail feeling the power of a loyal team? Bring the whole family up to Grand County, Colorado for a truly exhilarating winter experience in dog sled racing and rides. Head over to Snow Mountain Ranch on Thursday and Saturday mornings and take part in a guided ride lead by nine beautiful dogs, or attend our annual event "The Dog Days of Winter" to watch teams of 4, 6…

Fat Bikes

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Looking to shred the snow in a different way? Try out a fat bike—a specially designed bike with fat tires made just for snow. Fat biking is the perfect way to get a new perspective on some of your favorite Grand County trails. Fat biking only recently became popular, but these winter bikes were developed back in the 1980s. Now that the demand for this sport has risen, national fatbike-specific events…

Ice Fishing

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Our famous lake trout don't hibernate, so get your fishing rods out and head to Grand County for some great ice fishing opportunities. Check out our annualy contests, too!

Ice Skating

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Looking for a Colorado winter activity that the whole family is sure to enjoy?  Glide on over to one of Grand County's fabulous ice skating rinks.  Most offer free or close-to-free rink access and skates can be rented at various shops throughout the county. From free ice skating in Grand Lake Town Park to a new NHL-sized ice skating rink known as "The IceBox" located in the Fraser Valley Sports Complex,…

Skiing & Snowboarding

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Home to the legendary Winter Park Resort and the intimate Ski Granby Ranch, Grand County boasts some of Colorado's best skiing. Why? Well, let's just say that since we hug the Continental Divide, we get lots and lots of snow. Come explore our amazing terrain. Our terrain has garnered adoration that spans generations. Families of all ages and abilities keep coming back year and year for more. A big reason…

Sledding & Tubing

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With thrills for children, teens and parents alike, sledding and tubing is a cherished winter pastime in Grand County. And with five favorite Grand County sledding and tubing destinations, your family can plan a whole trip around Colorado's "other downhill pastime!"  Grand County sledding and tubing is ranked at the top of Rocky Mountain sledding experiences, and between the breathtaking views and…

Snowmobiling

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Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced operator, the snowmobiling Colorado adventure you seek is here! Bring your own or rent a machine to navigate the scenic backcountry—there are outfitters and service shops throughout the county, and miles of terrain to explore on your own or with a guided tour. You won't want to miss a trail in the "Snowmobile Capital of Colorado"™. With more than…

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

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From tracked and groomed meadow trails to steep backcountry climbs, Grand County, Colorado has a Nordic experience awaiting skiers of every level. Several commercial centers and a multitude of backcountry sites give skiers and snowshoers plenty of options to choose from. Grand County is a premier destination for cross-country skiers. Take a look at these trail recommendations and you'll quickly see…

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 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…

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…

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…

Hunting

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Grand County, Colorado is widely known for its hunting opportunities, big game or small.  With the well-deserved reputation as a "Sportsman's Paradise," the county offers some of the best hunting in Colorado. Hunting information for each of the four major towns in Grand County, Colorado can be obtained by contacting the Chambers directly.

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…

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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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