There may still be traces of snow on the highest peaks of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, but the meadows are in full bloom, the trails are cleared, and the lakes are sparkling…and it’s all waiting for you this summer in Grand County. Just 67 miles from the Denver metropolitan area, Grand County has the perfect five-day summer or fall getaway that can introduce you to the best of the Rockies.
If you’ve arrived from the lowlands, be smart and take a day to acclimate while getting an introduction to the area.
First settled in the 1880s as a ranching, farming and lumber center, Grand County has maintained many of its original buildings and sites as museums.
You’ve got some choices to make!
The Rockies are what it’s all about up here! Although Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the United States, its western side is less visited, less crowded, and much quieter.
Grand County offers the best in both stream and lake fishing, set among some of the most spectacular scenery around.
As the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, our thoughts turn to the simple pleasures of summer... like these 15 things you ought to try before the snow returns in late fall.Read More
If the Rocky Mountains are the soul of Grand County, than the lakes are certainly the heart. With their pristine deep waters and seemingly endless miles of shore, the "big three" located in the center of the county — Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Lake Granby — garner most of the attention, and rightfully so. Their facilities for boaters, lurking trophy trout and endless potential for…Read More
While Grand County's lakes and reservoirs serve up enough recreational options to keep any summertime vacation busy, our rivers are just as enticing. Review our quick guide to Grand County's four major rivers and how to enjoy them.Read More