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Grand Lake

Waterfront Splendor in the Colorado Rockies

Known as the "Western Gateway" to Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake has something for everyone, and the charming lakeside setting makes folks feel right at home. Enjoy the quaint cabins and summer homes that line the shores of the state's largest natural lake, stroll down the historic boardwalk with over 60 shops, restaurants, and galleries, or take in a show at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater.

At an elevation of 8,369 feet, the lakeside scenery is unmatched with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by abundant wildlife and sprawling greenery. Play a round of golf amid the gorgeous alpine landscape, or go horseback riding to experience the natural beauty of Grand Lake from an enchanting perspective.

Things To Do: Grand Lake in All Seasons

In the summer, Grand Lake offers classic mountain activities like hiking and mountain biking, and also offers several ATV/OHV outfitters that can help you see the town in a whole new way. And with the largest natural lake in Colorado, Grand Lake's summer list wouldn't be complete without a bit of boating, sailing, or fishing. If you plan your trip at the right time, you might just be able to attend one of the town's signature events like the 4th of July Extravaganza or Grand Lake Regatta Week.

Grand Lake is also known as the "Snowmobiling Capital of Colorado," so it's a great winter destination to satisfy your need for adrenaline or pick up a new skill. Snowmobiling isn't the only winter activity around here, though. Keep your eyes open for snowshoeing and nordic skiing trails at Grand Lake Nordic Center, as well. Or simply head out into Rocky Mountain National Park for some winter wildlife viewing in the spectacular, snow-covered wonderland.

Whether you stay for a day, a week, or a lifetime, Grand Lake awaits you.

Contact information

ADDRESS 14700 US-34
Grand Lake, CO 80447
PHONE 970-627-3402

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The historic boardwalk in the heart of Grand Lake, Colorado boasts more than 60 stores, restaurants, saloons and galleries. Visit one or all of the town's retailers for unique products you won't find anywhere else in Colorado like handcrafted furniture, locally-designed jewelry, mountain themed art and more.

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Whatever you are craving, Grand Lake has it all. Riverside and lakeside restaurants with patios on the boardwalk, cafes and coffee shops, fine dining establishments and rustic kitchens and more.

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