Cross Country Skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park

As part of your Grand Lake vacation at the Rapids Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado, spend a day on skis in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are ranger led ski day trips and snowshoe trips. Ski the Wilderness in Winter 9:30am – Saturdays from 12/30 to 1/28. Ski through, and learn about, the Kawuneeche Valley. A 1.5-hour cross country ski tour. Call 970-627-3471 to make reservations in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Grand Lake Nordic Center opened on Nov. 19. Nordic skiing is a great day time activity to plan for your visit to Grand Lake. There are designated dog friendly trails and one loop has been expanded this year. The Rapids Lodge is dog-friendly.

The Rapids Restaurant is the perfect place for your Holiday Party. Click here to go to our Special Occasions page (scroll down) to see menu options for larger groups or if you are a group under 15 people, you may order right off the regular menu.

Rapids Lodge re-opens Dec. 8. We are taking phone and email reservations. We are open Dec 8-11 and closed the 12th and 13th. Open for 7 days through the holidays.  970-627-3707 www.rapidslodge.com [email protected]

Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving .

Snowmobile Vacation Planning at the Rapids Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado

Let us help you plan your perfect Colorado mountain getaway in a picturesque Colorado mountain setting. Ride directly from your cabin or condo and enjoy our lodge with friends and family before and after a great day outdoors.
If you are looking to enjoy the beauty of winter, snowmobiling is the best way to discover the unspoiled winter landscape.

Rapids Lodge has a complete snowmobile package available and can arrange your stay with a variety of lodging choices.


Grand Lake is “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado with extensive trail system and every type of trail available and ranks in the top 10 for snowmobile destinations. We have hundreds of miles of trails, you can even ride your machine in downtown Grand Lake – ride in/ ride out from your cabin or condo at the Rapids Lodge.

Other fun outdoor activities are Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice and fly-fishing.

Call or e-mail us soon to begin planning your winter vacation in Grand Lake, Colorado.