Grand Lake Colorado Indian Summer

“Indian summer” weather this weekend.

Days have been in the 50’s, sunny and pleasant and the forecast is excellent though Friday and Saturday. We have plenty of rooms available! Fall in the mountains is a special time. Clear blue skies and snowy mountain peaks make the scenery evening more breathtaking.

Elk Herd In Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk Herd In Rocky Mountain National Park

Bring your kids and enjoy a Grand Lake Halloween. Take them trick or treating in town on Saturday night.
The elk may be dispersing on the East side of Rocky Mountain National Park, but they are still in full rut here at the West Entrance. I went for a drive just yesterday and enjoyed a herd right at the entrance to the park (they are at this location every evening). Roadside bugling and close-up photography with perfect evening light, was a wonderful way to end the day. Soon the meadows were filled with hundreds of elk, females, youngsters and many huge bulls. Packs of coyotes are active in the park too.

Got your elk tag? The Arapahoe National Forest offers great hunting opportunities and there have been many recent successes. Rent an ATV from “On the Trail” and head up into the mountains for some fun and adventure. We have the perfect grand lake accommodations for you and your friends – some of the Rapids Condos sleep up to 12. Nights in warm comfort can make your cold early mornings much more exciting.

If none of these ideas appeal to you, plan on a romantic lodge guest room and enjoy our quiet and beautiful trails. Soon, the snow will fly in earnest!

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant
P. O. Box 1400 / 209 Rapids Lane
Grand Lake
CO, 80447

Halloween In Grand Lake!

The Rapids Lodge and Restaurant will be open for Halloween In Grand Lake! Experience a unique getaway in Grand Lake, Colorado and make it a long weekend! Don’t forget to check out our specials page to get a great deal at the Rapids Lodge – the most varied option out of all the Grand Lake lodging options.

Fall Mantelpiece

Our local residents have some great costumes planned and they will be out in force for “Halloween In Grand Lake Town Park”. There will be trick or treating at the stores in town too – always fun for the kids. Our local bars will have few good parties going on a little later in the evening and we would love to see you dressed in a fun and creative outfit. Stop by the Whispering Pines store, there is always someone in a fabulous costume in there.

October weather is not usually very cold and snow on the ground is unlikely. Keep an eye on the weather forecast as we seem to be entering a nice stretch of good weather! If Halloween is not your thing, come play in Grand Lake this weekend or next.

There is still plenty to do in Grand Lake!

The Rapids Lodge has experienced a beautiful snowfall but that will melt off quickly. October often offers fabulously warm and sunny days so keep an eye on the weather forecast. Our fall colors are at their peak right now and the combination of white on the mountain peaks and the gold of the Aspen trees offers fantastic photo opportunities.

River View Condo 1

Despite the government shut down, there are still places to see the elk gather in meadows, hikes to go on, lakes to kayak, birds to watch, shops to browse, restaurants for cozy meals, scenery to astound, ten pin bowling for a night of action, live music in our local establishments, hot springs to soak in….

So pick a Condo with a fireplace or bring your pet and enjoy a Rapids suite or spoil yourselves with a romantic Lodge Guest Room.

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