To help get you ready for your trip to Grand County, we have everything you may need. From maps and itineraries to where you should eat and stay during your vacation, we will make your planning process as easy as possible so you can focus on all the fun you will be having on your upcoming trip.
Fun & Adventure
ATV & OHV
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!