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Grand Lake Folk Festival

Grand Lake, CO

July 13, 2024

AEG Presents proudly announces the highly anticipated Grand Lake Folk Festival, featuring the electrifying sounds of Trampled by Turtles. The event is set to take place at Grand Lake on Saturday, July 13, 2024, promising a day filled with vibrant melodies, energetic performances, and the soul-stirring essence of bluegrass music. The Grand Lake Folk Festival promises to be a celebration of Trampled by Turtles' illustrious career, showcasing their evolution from humble beginnings to global acclaim. Joining them on stage will be the soulful sounds of Josiah and the Bonnevilles and the captivating melodies of Clay Street Unit, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Tickets for the Grand Lake Folk Festival featuring Trampled by Turtles go on sale Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10:00 AM. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event. Secure your tickets early at https://www.axs.com/events/538814/grand-lake-folk-festival-trampled-by-turtles-tickets.

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Western Fun

Dust off your boots for a Wild West adventure. Let a local cowpoke guide you and the kiddos on a horseback ride through tree-lined trails to sweeping craggy vistas. Reserve a spot at one of Grand County’s ranches like C Lazy U Ranch, Devil’s Thumb Ranch or Drowsy Water Ranch to meet the animals, eat mountain meals and stay in a rustic cabin. And experience the excitement of the Granby Rodeo at the Flying Heels Arena, featuring bull riding, roping, barrel racing and games for the kids all summer long.

Western Activities

Camping Trips

Gather ‘round the campfire and create lasting memories with your family at the campgrounds of Grand County. Wake up to the crisp mountain air surrounded by the sounds of babbling brooks and the sights of towering Rockies. Spend your days exploring the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Recreation Area and Idlewild, then return to your campsite for an evening of roasting marshmallows and making s'mores under starry skies. Whether you're reserving an airstream at Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains or pitching a tent at a waterfront campsite by Lake Granby or Grand Lake, there’s an experience for backcountry campers, glampers and everyone in between. 

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Boating

Dive into a day of lakefront fun and relaxation amid the stunning mountain backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park’s peaks. Rent a motorboat at a local marina and feel the wind in your hair as you zip across the sparkling waters of Lake Granby or Grand Lake. If you prefer a more laid-back experience, hop on a pedal boat and enjoy a leisurely ride with the family. Or grab a paddleboard or kayak by the serene shores of Monarch Lake, where you just might spot an elk or moose wandering through the bushes (but be sure to keep your distance!). 

Lakes & Rivers

Snow Mountain Ranch

Discover Snow Mountain Ranch - YMCA of the Rockies, where you can book a cabin or yurt and stay the night or simply visit for a day of waterfall hikes, swimming, archery and more. Float a boat around Gaylord Reservoir or reach new heights on the three-story indoor climbing wall. Uncover acres of alpine terrain on a mountain bike or e-bike, then build a toasty campfire under the cool Colorado night sky. Bring your furry four-legged friends to the dog park for some off-leash fun or try your hand at trout fishing. From creative crafts to disc golf and horseback riding, there’s plenty of fun for all ages. 

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Family Fishing

Grand County has so many scenic spots for enthusiastic anglers to cast their lines. Grand Lake and Lake Granby are perfect for a day of fishing on a motorboat rental or off the docks. Monarch Lake offers a peaceful setting for non-motorized boats, ideal for families looking to relax and reel in some trout on the shores or on a canoe. Our sections of the Colorado River and Fraser River also attract fly fishers from around the state, known for their abundance of trout. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to fishing, Grand County's waters are a great place to drop a line and enjoy peak views while waiting for the fish to bite. 

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Bike Rides

Uncover more scenery on two wheels with Grand County’s road- and mountain-biking trails, winding through wildflower-filled forests and meadows. Pedal along the Fraser to Granby Trail that follows the Fraser River past old mining homesteads and through elk country, ending in Granby. Head to Trestle Bike Park to take a scenic gondola up to miles and miles of rollercoaster-like paths and thrilling descents. Beginners can enjoy easy trails like Givelo Trail near Fraser, which connects to more challenging routes, while intermediate riders can tackle the Vasquez, Strawberry and High Lonesome trails near Winter Park and Fraser. Devil's Thumb Ranch offers guided mountain-bike rides, rentals and trail passes, so you can get all the gear and expert tips you need to traverse the area for hours. 

Biking Trails

ATV Rides

Rev up your family adventure by zipping through Kremmling's scenic backcountry on an ATV. Kids can hop on the back for an exciting ride, offering them a unique perspective of the towering mountain outlooks. Traverse the riverside twists and turns of Trough Road, known for its breathtaking canyon panoramas and exhilarating rocky terrain. Contact High Country Tours for a guided excursion, where their knowledgeable guides will lead you to the best hidden-gem pathways.

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The West Side of Rocky Mountain

On the quieter west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Kawuneeche Valley is a breathtaking expanse of natural beauty waiting to be explored. Find trails and tips for your Rocky Mountain summer.

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4 Best Horseback Riding Trails in Colorado

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5 Majestic Things to Do on the Lakes of Grand County

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8 Grand Hiking & Biking Trails

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

Eat & Stay

Eat & Drink

The perfect trip is coming together. Now for some of the nitty-gritty details — like where are you going to eat?

Lodging

From quaint getaways to exquisite retreats, Grand County, Colorado is sure to surpass your expectations. 

Specials & Packages

Check out our lodging specials and packages and find the perfect place to stay during your grand escape.

Get Inspired

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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Getting Around

Once you get to Grand County, use one of our local transportation options to navigate from town to town.

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Plan a Camping Trip

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PLAN YOUR CAMPING TRIP IN GRAND COUNTY

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