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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Summer Itinerary

Summer Fun

Rent a motorboat from a local marina and coast across the glistening water. Bring a swimsuit to jump in the lake and splash around or just bask in the sun and gaze at soaring peaks.

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Take a Swing

At our higher elevation, the thinner air makes those drives shoot just a little farther. And the craggy views from the green are always a fun addition to your golf day.

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On the Water

Splash down the Colorado River through thrill-filled routes or relaxed floats. Rafting is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in nature with a group of friends or family.

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Outdoor Adventures

Pack a bag, fill your water bottle and hit the trails. From day hikes padding through pine forests to multi-day adventures to hidden alpine lakes, you can find your path here.

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Take a Ride

Calling all singletrack enthusiasts: Grand County has some of the best mountain biking in Colorado, from Bike Granby Ranch to backcountry trails in Arapaho National Forest.

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Western Experience

Saddle up for some Wild West fun at one of Grand County’s iconic rodeos. The Granby Rodeo goes all summer, with barrel racing, mutton bustin’ and plenty of special acts.

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Ride on the Trails

Take on the trails with a trusty steed. Grand County is home to several dude ranches, where cowpokes take you on guided tours to summit outlooks atop a beautiful horse.

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Thrill Seekers

Zip through backcountry roads and scenic drives, like Kremmling’s Trough Road, on an ATV or OHV. Get in touch with a local outfitter to reserve a vehicle for your visit.

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High in the Sky

Soar high above the trees and see all of Grand County from your view in a hot air balloon. Get in touch with Grand Adventures to book a balloon for an unforgettable experience.

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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?


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.

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15 Grand Summer Adventures

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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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.

Trip Ideas

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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