Day 1: Scenic Drives & Settling In

If you’re driving in from Denver (by car or aboard a Bustang bus), you’re in for some stunning views. Soar over the Continental Divide on the high-mountain pass, Berthoud Pass along Hwy. 40. Once you arrive, check in to your hotel and spend some time walking around in our charming downtown districts for a craft beer and bite to eat.


Day 2: Acclimate

With elevations ranging from around 7,000 feet to 12,000-plus feet, you’ll want to take it a little slower your first day or two in Grand County if you’re coming from sea level. Begin your day by checking out art galleries and handcrafted goods. Some must-see stops include Bob Scott’s Authentic Indian Jewelry and Marjorie Cranston’s Jackstraw Mountain Gallery in Grand Lake

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Day 3: Hit the Trails

Kick off your day with short hike on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park (remember to reserve a timed-entry permit before arriving). The Adams Falls Trail leads to a massive, tumbling waterfall that’s less than a mile from the trailhead. Then explore other easy trails in the Kawuneeche Valley like the Holzwarth Historic Site or the wheelchair-accessible Coyote Valley Trail. 

Hiking Trails

Day 4: Explore the Lakes

When you’re in the headwaters region, you’ll definitely want to spend some time on a motor boat, paddleboard or kayak splashing around in sparkling lakes and reservoirs. Stop by a local marina like Trail Ridge Marina on Grand Lake or the Beacon Landing Marina on Lake Granby to rent a boat and spend a day tooling around, sunbathing and swimming. 

Lakes & Rivers

Day 5: Hit the River

You’ll spot the Colorado River and its tributaries running throughout Grand County — but the best way to see the rushing water is aboard a raft on a guided excursion. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely float or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, seasoned guides can take you through some unforgettable spots. 

Kayaking & Rafting

Day 6: Zip Around on an ATV

At a higher speed, you can see even more towering mountain outlooks — so hop on an ATV and take a scenic drive. Kremmling is known for its unbeatable backcountry routes, like the riverside twists and turns along Trough Road. Get in touch with a local outfitter like High Country Tours where their guides will take you along the best hidden-gem routes.


Day 7: Western Adventures

Let a local cowpoke lead you through aspen-lined pathways on a Western horseback ride. Get a ticket to the Granby Rodeo at the Flying Heels Arena, running all summer. Or take a look back in time at one of the local museums, like the Pioneer Village Museum where you can see the region’s old blacksmith shop, schoolhouses and more. 

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

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 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

5 Can’t-Miss Summer Events in Grand County

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

10 Best Scenic Views in Grand County

It comes as no surprise that we have hundreds of scenic vistas to enjoy.

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 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.

8 Grand Hiking & Biking Trails

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

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Eat & Drink

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


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

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