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The Month of Moose in Grand Lake, Colorado!

All this significant snowfall we have been having is making it hard for our local moose to move around in the high country and as a result, they are frequently seen in town and housing developments. Our water catchment area … Continue reading

December in the Colorado Mountains!

We enjoyed a long fall at the Rapids! Colors began changing before Labor Day Weekend, and the last of the Golden Aspen Tree leaves fell at the very end of October! Trail Ridge Road closed a few times temporarily in … Continue reading

Grand Lake Colorado in the Winter

What will winter bring? November was unseasonably warm and except for a few days following a snow storm, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park remained open into November! The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold winter with average snow … Continue reading

Grand Lake Hotels and Deals

The last of the fall colors are evident in the high country of Grand County, Colorado.  Grand Lake is quiet and peaceful and preparing for a coating of snow. We have had a few snowfalls up high and Trail Ridge … Continue reading

Getaway ideas for Grand Lake Colorado

October Getaway Ideas …. So the fall colors are at their tail end but the elk are still bugling away in Rocky Mountain National Park. What a great time of year to see the grand bull elk round up there … Continue reading

Fall in Grand Lake Colorado

Fall Foliage Tours ….. Colorado’s fall color is something to behold. The grass, the willows and the Aspen Trees turn a glorious gold. A few red Aspen Trees may be found in patches. If the leaves are backlit, the brilliance … Continue reading

The National Park Service Centennial begins August 25, 2016!

Last year, Rocky Mountain National Park and The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant turned 100! The RMNP Centennial celebrations were awesome and enjoyed by the myriad visitors to Grand Lake, Colorado. Grand Lake is the Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National … Continue reading

Cascade Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

Cascade Falls is located approximately 3.5 miles from the Rapids Lodge on the North Inlet Trail. This is a popular hike that is rated as moderate but is not too challenging. The trail head is located just north of the … Continue reading

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park offers extensive trails for all to enjoy, no matter your skill level. The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant is situated at the West Entrance of RMNP and is the quieter side of the park. Compared with … Continue reading

Grand Lake History

Our area is steeped in fascinating history stretching from the days when Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians used our famous valley for summer hunting and fishing grounds. Explorers pushed west and traded in skins. Finally Grand Lake was settled with … Continue reading