Fun & Adventure



Grand County 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 off-highway vehicle (OHV) for the day, or book a guided tour through one of our knowledgable outfitters.

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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.

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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.

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Cross-Country Skiing

From tracked and groomed meadow trails to steep backcountry climbs, Grand County, Colorado has a Nordic experience for skiers and snowshoers of every level. Several commercial centers and a multitude of backcountry sites give skiers and snowshoers plenty of options to choose from.

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Dog Sled Rides/Races

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. Do you dream of yelling “Mush!” to your team of huskies in the blinding snow while on the trail of the Iditarod?

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Fat Bikes

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.

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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.

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Grand County is the perfect place to unwind with a round of golf. With four world-class courses, Grand County, Colorado is quickly becoming a mountain golf paradise.

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Hiking & Backpacking

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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Hot Springs & Spas

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.

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Elk Bugling is one of the top fall sights in Grand County's corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. From mid-September through mid-October and sometimes into November, it is elk breeding season. During this time, visitors can see up to hundreds of elk at a time gather amidst the unbeatable Rocky Mountain scenery for an unforgettable sight.

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Horseback Riding

Adventure to cowboy country and experience the excitement of the authentic American West. Horseback riding has always been more than just a recreational pursuit in Grand County. Here, it's a way of life.

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Ice Fishing

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 annual contests, too!

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Ice Skating

Explore local family-friendly ice skating rinks in Grand County for your next winter vacation.

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Jeep Tours

Explore Grand County 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.

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Mountain Biking

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.

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Skiing & Snowboarding

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. Remote and stunning, Berthoud Pass is a popular backcountry area with numerous stunning trails to enjoy.

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Sledding & Tubing

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.

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Sleigh & Hayrides

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 relaxing comfortably in a bed full of hay?

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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.

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Summer Tubing

Love Grand County for its incredible winter sledding and tubing experiences? You're in luck: Warm-weather tubing is a blast at Granby's summer tubing hill.

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Rock Climbing

Mountaineering and rock climbing in Colorado requires not only physical strength, but also mental focus, determination and skill. Test your abilities at one of Grand County's many popular climbing areas.

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There's no better place to exercise your mind, body and spirit than at one of Grand County's yoga studios. Excellent instructors and serene surroundings provide a high-altitude experience for physical and emotional nourishment, regardless of your age, strength, flexibility or experience.

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Ziplining & Aerial Adventure

Have a high adrenaline adventure at high altitude in Grand County, Colorado! Winter or Summer, soar through the sky on one of our Zipline 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!

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Mountains & Vistas

There is no better place to take in spectacular summit views than Grand County’s corner of the Rocky Mountains.

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Lakes & Rivers

From swimming and paddleboarding to boating and fishing — the list of ways to enjoy our waterways is endless.

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History & Museums

Explore the history and culture of Grand County, Colorado, and discover the spirit of those who came before us.

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Parks & National Forests

Grand County, Colorado’s national forests and Rocky Mountain National Park. We have over 800,000 acres to explore.

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Scenic Byways & Drives

Make a grand entrance into Grand County, ride along the mighty Colorado River or traverse Trail Ridge Road.

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A Week Long Family-Friendly Winter Escape

In Grand County, there are plenty of ways to make sure everyone enjoys the perfect family friendly escape.

8 Grand Hiking & Biking Trails

There’s no better way to experience them than on two feet or two wheels.

8 Restaurants in Grand Lake for the Perfect Night Out

If you’re spending the day at a local lake or exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, be sure to stop in for some fuel.

Colorado Rafting Trip Packing List: What to Bring

Grand County offers visitors infamous rafting routes such as the Gore Canyon stretch along the Colorado River.

A Romantic Getaway to Grand County

No matter what stage your relationship is in, there is always room for a little more romance. And what great news!

7 Reasons to Spend the Holidays in Grand County

By mid-November, snow begins to pile up on our mountains and valleys, creating a magical backdrop to this most festive time.

5 Ways to Unwind in Grand County

Up here in Grand County we've mastered the art of relaxation. It would only seem natural, given our spectacular surroundings.

100 Reasons to Love Rocky Mountain National Park

There are so many reasons to love Rocky Mountain National Park. We gathered our favorite 100 activities and things to do.

10 Best Views

Here are 10 of the best views in Grand County—which could be the most beautiful in all of Colorado and how you can see them.

A Winter Weekend of Adventure in Grand County

Looking to conquer every Rocky Mountain adventure out there? In just one long weekend, Grand County can help you knock a few.

4 Best Horseback Riding Trails in Colorado

Horseback riding has always been more than a recreational pursuit in Grand County — it's a way of life

15 Grand Summer Adventures

When the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, it’s time to dive into some summer activities.

12 Grand Winter Adventures in Grand County

We all know Colorado offers some of the best downhill skiing in the country.

11 Reasons to Mountain Bike in Grand County

Where can you find easy access to 600 miles of mountain biking trails just 90 minutes from Denver?

4 Photo-Worthy Waterfall Hikes in Colorado

Grand County has no shortage of mountain peaks, fresh air and diverse flora and fauna.

5 Can’t-Miss Summer Events in Grand County

Summer in Grand County means a practically never-ending lineup of fun, family-friendly events!

5 Can’t-Miss Towns in the Rocky Mountains

Some of the best-kept secrets of the Rocky Mountains lie just outside the Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Colorado for Your Four-Legged Friend

Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly hikes in Grand County that feature epic views and unbeatable scenery.

5 Grand Facts about Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best attributes of about Grand County. Just five minutes from Grand Lake.

5 Majestic Things to Do on the Lakes of Grand County

If the Rocky Mountains are the soul of Grand County, then the lakes are certainly the heart.

5 Things to do in The Spring Off Season

Grand County transforms from a winter playground into a hidden gem destination for solitude seekers in the Spring.

6 Secret Hikes in RMNP

Settle in at a campground along the Colorado River — or in one of the several lodges in and around Grand Lake — and explore.

6 Secret Places in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the American West's must-see places.

7 Fall Activities and Things to Do in Grand County

As much as we love summer, many of us love the fall a little bit more. In the autumn, there is a certain magic in the air.

Beginner’s Guide to Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling affords everyone the opportunity to explore the remote backcountry of Grand County.

Best Places to Take the RV

Packing up the RV for a road trip to Grand County? We have plenty of picturesque RV campgrounds in the area with amenities.

Colorado Spring Break for Non-Skiers

Skiing and snowboarding may be the favorite spring break pastime in Grand County, but there are plenty of fun things to do.

Elk Bugling Season

Elk Bugling is one of the top fall sights in Grand County's corner of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Experience the Wild West in Grand County

Today, there are still many places around Grand County that bring the Old West to life — here’s where to find them.

Fairytale Winter Escape

Once snow blankets the Rocky Mountains, Grand County looks straight out of a fairy tale.

Grand County History Itinerary

Situated on the western edge of the Continental Divide Grand County has served as a vital railroad corridor.

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Whether you’re seeking an adventure, a relaxing retreat or some family fun, we have all the inspiration you need to plan your trip to Grand County.

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