Grand Lake Colorado is open for business!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend! The weather gods are finally shining down on us and we will have a few good days on great sunshine! The Town of Grand Lake is waiting with bated breath to see when Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park to Grand Lake) will open … weekend perhaps? National Park crews have been working hard to clear the roads which have been inundated with big snows this year and its kept snowing! If you are lucky enough to be one of the first to traverse Trail Ridge Road, the cuts through snow drifts at 12,000 feet will be quite spectacular.

Entrance sign to Grand Lake Colorado

When Trail Ridge Road opens, Colorado’s Grand Lake comes alive. The floodgates open and travelers from around the USA and the world, come to enjoy all Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. Seasonal businesses open for the summer season and we are excited to see several new businesses in town! There is a lot happening.

Kirk’s Fly Shop will be opening later in the spring so if you need a guide, equipment or advice, keep them in mind. Lulu City’s fresh, made while you wait for doughnuts are to die for. Grab a Lulu City Gelato for an afternoon snack. Work is underway for the new Meandering Moose Mini Golf Course.

Sign of Historic Downtown Grand Lake, Colorado

The lakes are looking gorgeous. How wonderful it is to see open water reflecting blue skies, snow-capped mountains, and fresh green leaves. The fish are biting and the Boater’s Choice and Headwaters Marinas are ready to go. Moose are everywhere and the elk are happily munching in the meadows.

When is the best time to Visit Rocky Mountain national Park? Why, anytime! Each month offers a new perspective and stunning scenic beauty. Each time you visit the Rapids, you will take away new and unique memories.

Photo of the dock at Grand Lake, Colorado

Just a reminder ….. always book your room directly at or give us a call. Our direct booking rates are lower than, Expedia, Travelocity, and Priceline. The Rapids Lodge is one of the most popular Hotels in Grand Lake, Colorado, so book as soon as you have a Colorado trip itinerary in mind. We still have a few hotel rooms left for Memorial Day Weekend too!

Give us a call at 970-627-3707