September in Grand County brings a lot of changes and astounding beauty! Already a few Aspen Trees are showing signs of yellowing leaves and the tundra the delicate plants are showing off a few fall colors. August 25th brought a dusting of snow to the mountain tops but that will melt fast and we can look forward to sunny and warm fall days. Bull elk and moose are beginning to hang out around the females as the rut approaches. The elk rut is an international attraction as bull elk gather their harems of females, bugling and going head to head with rival bulls. We can direct you to the best viewing spots at dawn and dusk.
There is always something to do during September. Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebrations begin Thursday September 4th. Perhaps you would like to try your hand at Geo-cashing or attend the Trappers Culinary Event. Our very own Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre presents their fall show “Double Trouble”. You can compete in a Chilli-Cook off or enjoy Music in the Park, attend a craft fair or go on a wilderness hike, enjoy fireworks during Grand Lake’s Constitution Week or simply enjoy a peaceful kayak.
Check out our specials page for our “September Mid-Week Stay Special”. Lunch will be served throughout the month on weekends and dinner will be served nightly. Use our “book on-line” options and check availability now.
To contact the Rapids Lodge, call 970.627.3707