Snowboarding in Grand County

Grand County Colorado Winter Activities

Skiing. Tubing. Dog Sledding. Snowshoeing. Dining. Snowmobiling. There’s no telling where your next adventure will take you in Grand County. After spending your winter playing here, you'll need a new bucket list.

Are you Colo-ready? Before heading out on your Colorado adventure, check out these tips and insights from the Colorado Tourism Office to prepare for your trip.


Dog Sled Rides/Races

Ever wanted to race along a snowy trail feeling the power of a loyal team? Bring the whole family up to Grand County, Colorado for a truly exhilarating winter experience in dog sled racing and rides. Do you dream of yelling “Mush!” to your team of huskies in the blinding snow while on the trail of the Iditarod? Head over to Snow Mountain Ranch on Monday and Saturday mornings and live out a (scaled-down)…

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Fat Bikes

Looking to shred the snow in a different way? Try out a fat bike—a specially designed bike with fat tires made just for snow. Fat biking is the perfect way to get a new perspective on some of your favorite Grand County trails. Fat biking only recently became popular, but these winter bikes were developed back in the 1980s. Now that the demand for this sport has risen, national fatbike-specific events…

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Ice Fishing & Contests

Our famous lake trout don't hibernate, so get your fishing rods out and head to Grand County for some great ice fishing opportunities. Check out our annual contests, too!

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Ice Skating

Explore local family-friendly ice skating rinks in Grand County for your next winter vacation.

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Home to the legendary Winter Park Resort and the intimate Ski Granby Ranch, Grand County boasts some of Colorado's best skiing. Why? Well, let's just say that since we hug the Continental Divide, we get lots and lots of snow. Come explore our amazing terrain. Remote and stunning, Berthoud Pass is a popular backcountry area with numerous stunning trails to enjoy. Second Creek Trail is a short trail…

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Sledding & Tubing

With thrills for children, teens and parents alike, sledding and tubing is a cherished winter pastime in Grand County. And with five favorite Grand County sledding and tubing destinations, your family can plan a whole trip around Colorado's "other downhill pastime!" Grand County sledding and tubing is ranked at the top of Rocky Mountain sledding experiences, and between the breathtaking views and…

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Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced operator, the snowmobiling Colorado adventure you seek is here! Bring your own or rent a machine to navigate the scenic backcountry—there are outfitters and service shops throughout the county, and miles of terrain to explore on your own or with a guided tour. With residents trading their cars for snowmobiles in winter, more than 1,000 miles of snowmobiling…

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Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

From tracked and groomed meadow trails to steep backcountry climbs, Grand County, Colorado has a Nordic experience for skiers and snowshoers of every level. Several commercial centers and a multitude of backcountry sites give skiers and snowshoers plenty of options to choose from. Take a look at these trail recommendations to find out why Grand County is considered a premier destination for cross-country…

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Backcountry Huts & Yurts

Looking for a unique way to enjoy an overnight in the great outdoors (perhaps outside the confines of a nylon tent)? One of Colorado's quintessential wilderness experiences is a night in a backcountry hut. These free-standing dwellings — often a simple cabin, home or yurt that is only accessible via trail — are the ultimate in off-the-grid comfort. Enjoying the rustic adventure of a backcountry…

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Hot Springs & Spas

In Grand County, there are plenty of ways to relax. However, the most common relaxing retreats that visitors and locals look for are spas. We have some good news: we have them! Once frequented by the Ute and Arapaho Indians who referred to the warm waters as "Big Medicine," the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa today boasts twenty-two mineral indoor and outdoor hot pools and private baths as well as…

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Sleigh & Hay Rides

What could be more memorable for the whole family than an "over the hills and through the woods" magical winter sleigh ride? How about a summery trot through fields of wildflowers and lush meadows framed by the towering peaks of the Rockies while relaxing comfortably in a bed full of hay? In Tabernash, Cabin Creek Stables at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa leads off-road wagon rides…

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Whether you're looking to watch a live show or catch a popular movie, you can find what you're looking for in Grand County. Catch a musical during the summer repertory season of the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Company or enter your child in one of the company's youth theatre workshops. You don't want to miss this theater located on the Grand Lake historic boardwalk in the center of town.

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There's no better place to exercise your mind, body and spirit than at one of Grand County's yoga studios. Excellent instructors and serene surroundings provide a high-altitude experience for physical and emotional nourishment, regardless of your age, strength, flexibility or experience.

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Grand County, Colorado is widely known for its hunting opportunities, both big game and small. With a well-deserved reputation as a "Sportsman's Paradise," the county offers some of the best hunting in Colorado. Hunting information for each of the five major towns in Grand County, Colorado can be obtained by contacting their chambers directly.

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Recreation Centers

Get active at one of the premier recreation centers in Grand County, Colorado. Our recreation centers offer facilities such as climbing walls, swimming pools, ice rinks, multi-sport gymnasiums, dance studios, indoor tracks, state-of-the-art workout equipment, and much more. Join a team at the Granby Recreation Department, and participate in youth or adult sports, youth day camps, adult enrichment and…

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Whether you want to buy or rent equipment for your favorite sport, enjoy gourmet mountain cuisine or pick out that perfect souvenir or a pair of Wranglers, Grand County, Colorado has you covered.

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Contact information

WINTER PARK800-903-7275
GRAND LAKE970-627-3402