Grand Lake to Monarch Lake

From Grand Lake to Monarch Lake, tour the abundant water flowing in beautiful Grand County. Hike to Adams Falls or go boating at Lake Granby; there is a water activity that everyone can enjoy here in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Hike to Adams Falls

West Portal Road and Highway 34

Grand Lake, Colorado 80447


Adams Falls is on the east side of Grand Lake, less than a mile from the middle of the village. A short walk brings you to Adams Falls, a beautiful waterfall that feeds into Grand Lake.

Grand Lake Marina

Grand Ave

Grand Lake, Colorado 80447


Grand Lake is Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake, and with miles and miles of shoreline, it is Grand County's personal playground. Head out to the marina and rent or bring your own canoe, kayak or even charter your own "Party Boat." Grand Lake is the perfect place to raise your anchors, have fun and enjoy the views of this quaint mountain town and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Shadow Mountain Lake -Trail Ridge Marina

12634 U.S. Hwy 34

Grand Lake, Colorado 80447

Shadow Mountain Lake has 1,346 surface acres for recreational use. Come explore the beauty of Shadow Mountain Lake on a jet-ski or speed boat! You are sure to have a blast on this beautiful mountain lake.

Lake Granby - Beacon Marina

1026 CR 64

Granby, Colorado 80446

Lake Granby is very popular with anglers, and it is continually stocked with trout and kokanee salmon. Guests come from all around the world to fish and sightsee from this beautiful location. Beacon Landing Marina has excellent boating facilities, including boat rentals for fishing or pleasure. Reel in the catch of the day on the water of Lake Granby.

Monarch Lake

9 Ten Mile Drive

Granby, Colorado 80446

Monarch Lake is located outside the northwestern boundary of the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. Hiking trails loop around the lake, giving you access to virtually all of the pristine shoreline. Its versatility as a hiking, running, horseback riding and winter sport trail make it one of the Indian Peaks' most popular year-round destinations. Much of Monarch Lake's shoreline is accessible to anglers, who seek its brook, rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout stocks. The trail is roughly 4 miles long and is considered an easy to moderate hike.

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