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.
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