15 Things to do in Winter in Grand Lake, Colorado. West Entrance Rocky Mountain National Park

  1. Stay at the Historic Rapids Lodge (est. 1915). Some rooms are dog-friendly.
  2. Dine at the famous Rapids Restaurant.
  3. Walk the “Old West” Town of Grand Lake. Enjoy shops, restaurants and breathtaking scenery.
  4. The Grand Lake sledding hill is fun for the whole family – it’s fast!
  5.  Ice-fish the frozen lakes. Guided outings available. Contests are fun to enter too.
  6. Snowmobile +/-150 miles of groomed trails or go off trail in the Arapaho National Forest (guided and unguided). The views are astounding. Grand Lake is known as the “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado”. Ride right from your room at the Rapids Lodge.
  7. Visit the Grand Lake Nordic Center: snowshoe, cross-country ski or have fun on the tubing hill. Equipment rental is available if you don’t have your own.
  8. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park:  snowshoe or cross-country ski the park trails.
  9. Wildlife and bird-watching is a must. Seeing a moose is always a highlight.
  10. Take a short walk to the frozen Adams Falls.
  11. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
  12. Take a magical Sleigh Ride.
  13. Don’t miss the ice skating rink at the Grand Lake Center.
  14. Visit Hot Sulphur Springs and enjoy 21 outdoor pools.
  15. Try the Rocky Mountain Lockdown Escape Room.