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’s five-day summer or fall getaway 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.
Here's a quick guide to the best family-friendly winter activities in our corner of mountain paradise.Read More
For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses — not to take one. This is often more true for adults who already know how to ski or ride. If you already know, why bother? The answer is simple: because you'll have more fun.Read More
Just 90 minutes outside of Denver, snowboarders find a certain kind of nirvana in the slopes of Grand County. At Winter Park Resort, seven distinct areas of terrain offer the full gamut of options, from deep stashes of untouched powder to long and wide groomers to several terrain parks scattered across the slopes. Meanwhile, down the valley a bit, riders can find a completely different experience at…Read More