GRAND LAKE

A Rocky Mountain Getaway

The quaint village of Grand Lake is situated on the serene shores of the largest natural lake in Colorado, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks. With the breathtaking backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Colorado, is the ideal basecamp for outdoor adventure, family fun and mountain memories in the making.

Take a stroll along the historic, Western-style boardwalk. Enjoy an ice cream cone on the beach. Search our locally owned and operated shops and galleries for the perfect souvenir. Explore hundreds of miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, xc skiing, and snowshoeing. Party like a local at our events, such as our lakefront music festivals, parades, fireworks displays, and annual Buffalo Days. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, especially the moose that sometimes wander right into town. Whether you’re pumped for a day of high-adrenaline adventure, pining for a romantic weekend getaway in a cozy cabin, or planning a week of unplugged pastimes for the whole family, you’re in the right place.

Allow us to assist you in planning your next Colorado vacation in Grand Lake, The Soul of the Rockies and your Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park!

Troublesome Stories - Art & Artifacts from the East Troublesome Fire

Thank you for supporting the Troublesome Stories Exhibit in Grand Lake. The exhibit is now closed, but a mini display is permanently installed at the…

All Things Moose

A Grand Lake Trip Isn’t Complete Without a Moose Sighting Like A Local: Dawn and dusk are the best times to see moose in action…

Dog Friendly Trails

Remember – Pets are not allowed on trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Leave your furry companion at home if you plan on trekking RMNP.…

Boating & Fishing

Can you think of a better way to spend a day in Grand Lake … after all, it’s called Grand Lake for a reason! It’s…

Troublesome Fest

Troublesome Fest is Back and Bigger Than Ever! Fire on the Mountain presents Troublesome Fest on September 10th, 2022! Don’t miss this exciting and powerful…

Trail Ridge Road - Road through RMNP to Estes

Things to do in Grand Lake, Colorado

The Soul of the Rockies

From Trails to Camping, Lakes to Parks, These are What’s Trending in Grand Lake

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Planning a Trip to Colorado

The Soul of the Rockies and your Western Gateway into Rocky Mountain National Park, this lake town offers so much more than you could imagine. From world-class hiking and access to Trail Ridge Road, to kayaking and canoeing on Lake Granby, if it’s adventure you’re after then look no further: Grand Lake awaits…

Grand Lake Recreation

Dog Friendly Trails

Even though pets are not allowed on RMNP trails doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors with your furry friends! This guide shares dog friendly around Grand Lake.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

The town of Grand Lake is located near the western entrance to the crown jewel of Colorado’s natural attractions: Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Trail Ridge Road

Billed as the park’s “Highway to the Sky”, Trail Ridge Road climbs some 4,000 feet in a matter of minutes and offers some of the park’s most spectacular sightseeing.

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The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

Jump start your trip by making your first stop at the Grand Lake Chamber, conveniently located on the corner of Highway 34 (also known as Trail Ridge Road) and Grand Avenue. The Visitor’s Center has an array of handy brochures, maps, resources and menus to help you plan your stay. Say hello to our friendly and knowledgeable staff members who can inform you of where to stay, what to eat, how to play and when community events are happening.

Allow us to assist you in planning your next Colorado vacation in Grand Lake, The Soul of the Rockies and your Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park!