Rocky Mountain National Park: Plan your Spring and Summer Vacation

Spring is here and Grand Lake, Colorado is a great place to visit in all seasons. The Rapids Lodge and Restaurant is a perfect place to bring your Mom or the special lady in your life, for a terrific get-a-way. A beautifully decorated room and sumptuous dinner will show your appreciation for all they do.

Spring run-off - Tonahutu River at the Rapids Lodge

Spring run-off – Tonahutu River at the Rapids Lodge

Memorial Day Weekend is next. The ice on the three lakes will have melted off and the Aspen trees will be painting the hillsides a glowing spring green. This weekend still offers quiet and solitude if you choose, as the crowds have not yet descended on the town of Grand Lake. Start your summer fun with a bang and rent a condo on the roaring Tonahutu River, fully swollen with spring run-off. This is a sight to see!

Summers in Grand Lake and the Rocky Mountains are spectacular. Escape the heat! Days are in the 70’s and nights are cool. The Rocky Mountain wildflowers are astonishing in their variety and in the thick fields of color they lay across the landscape. With water-sports, boat rentals, sailing, water-skiing, horse-riding, hiking, touring by car, wildlife viewing, bird-watching and so much more….this is surely the place to be.

The Rapids Lodge has the most variety in Grand Lake Lodging options: Lodge Guest Rooms for two, pet-friendly cabins and suites sleeping up to 6 people, and condominiums that sleep up to 8 people.

We hope to contribute to making your summer vacation in Colorado a truly memorable trip!

Grand Lake Colorado April

What is April like in Grand Lake, Colorado?

There are lots of activities as the snow begins to melt! I have already seen fishermen out in the channel between Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir and the fishing is good! The water in the channel never freezes due to the flow of water created as the Big Thompson Project pumps water through the Adams Tunnel to the East side of the Continental Divide, and the lake ice is receding everyday.

Grand Lake as seen from Point Park on Easter Sunday

Trails in Rocky Mountain National Park are good for snow shoeing and folks are still out there ice-fishing (check the ice conditions first) and snowmobiling (check the Grand Lake Trailgroomer’s website for up to date trail conditions). A good soak under the stars at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort is always a treat. Bird watching is getting more exciting with raptors arriving from the south, and Mountain Bluebirds plus American Robins are a true harbinger of Spring.

Temperatures at night seem to be hovering around 25 degrees and the days can reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have never star-gazed on a winter’s night, now is the time. Our skies are devoid of pollution and will bowl you over with their clarity and the myriad stars against the mountain silhouettes!

So what are you waiting for….the perfect room is awaiting you, cozy and peaceful with the great outdoors all around!

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant
P. O. Box 1400 / 209 Rapids Lane
Grand Lake
CO, 80447
USA
970-627-3707
www.rapidslodge.com
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