Grand Lake is open!

Grand Lake Colorado: open for the summer & welcoming visitors.

The river at the Rapids is peaking with snow melt and it is quite a sight to see! Enjoy lunch on the patio right next to the river or dinner with a view! Or book a condo with a riverside patio and dine in.

Rapids Restaurant – OPEN Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)

Lunch: 11 am to 3 pm (no reservations)

Appetizers: 3 pm to 5 pm

Dinner: Beginning at 5 pm (reservations strongly encouraged due to reduced seating capacity).

Menu: Click here to see our Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Menus and Wine List all in one place!

Rapids Lodging – OPEN

Lodging Special: Stay 2 nights in a Rapids Suite or Rapids Lodge Guest Room to receive the third night free. Valid for stays up until June 18th, 2020. Not valid with any other offers. Must be applied at time of booking. Call to reserve 970-627-3707

Our lodging accommodation and decor has been simplified to ensure we can clean effectively and keep both guests and employees safe. Our confirmations contain detailed information listing items that are stocked and the items you need to bring with you. The front desk is also operating with contact less check-in and it’s been working very well. Thank you to all our guests for helping us do a great job under this new normal!

Please assist us by wearing your mask.

We keep our hearts and minds on everyone in these tough times, but in particular those who have been awfully affected by losses of family and their livelihoods.

The weather has been gorgeous and it looks like we are getting back to days in the upper 60’s and low 70’s! Everything is green and growing. Moose and Elk are dropping their young. Colorado mountain flowers are popping up everywhere.

We will cut to the chase and go right to what everybody wants to know:

Rocky Mountain National Park – OPEN

May 27 – June 3: access to West Side Trails and 10 Miles into the park (Colorado River Trailhead). Visitor’s Centers Closed. Trail Ridge Road Closed.


June 4 – July 31: TIMED RESERVATION SYSTEM from 6 am to 5 pm.

On sale at

Updates and more information on NPS.Gov

Click here to read an informative Sky-Hi News article about R.M.N.P. opening up.

Hiking Trails: Open

Shops: Open. Pay attention to the signs designating how to proceed at each individual shop.

Grocery Stores Open.

Boat Launching Ramps: Green Ridge, Stillwater and Sunset are open

Marinas – All Open

You can rent bicycles, ATV’s and Slingshots.


Timber Creek Campground – closed all summer.

Private Campgrounds open.

USFS campgrounds – contact the Sulphur District Office in Granby (970) 887-4100 or visit

In a nutshell Grand Lake and the Rapids are welcoming and appreciative of our guests. Our abundance of beauty, fun and peaceful escapes are all available for you to enjoy. Yes, we all have to work with new guidelines but here at the Rapids, we already a few weeks under our belt and it’s all quite workable.

So please do visit, relax, dine, and enjoy if you feel comfortable doing so. Make some great memories despite Covid-19!

Wishing everyone a safe summer that brings us closer to better times.