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Explore Grand County, Colorado

Grand County is the home of the Colorado River headwaters and its scenery is really quite grand. A visitor can spend quite a few days exploring the area. Start at the West Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park after traversing Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake is a historic Western town with a lot to offer. Continue reading

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

Stay at the Historic Rapids Lodge (est. 1915). Some rooms are dog-friendly. Dine at the famous Rapids Restaurant. Walk the “Old West” Town of Grand Lake. Enjoy shops, restaurants and breathtaking scenery. The Grand Lake sledding hill is fun for … Continue reading

3 Lakes Ice-Fishing Tournament 2019

Looking for a fun or new experience this month? Look no further! You don’t need to be an expert, you just need to be ready to have fun! January 25-27 is the 31st Annual 3 Lakes Ice-Fishing Tournament and the Rapids … Continue reading

Winter Activities in Grand Lake, Colorado

It’s January and we have months of winter fun still to be had. February and March will bring warmer, longer days and that is always a plus when you are outdoors in the snow. Think outside the box for Spring … Continue reading

Grand Lake, Colorado, has great snow!

What a spectacular November of snow, snow and more snow! Temperatures have also remained low, so the snow is not melting away. Folks are coming from all over, including Minnesota to head out on the snowmobile trails and enjoy our … Continue reading

The Rapids Restaurant – Grand County’s Most Romantic Dining Experience

Every year our Local newspaper, the Sky-Hi News, runs a competition that local businesses are keen to win! The public votes on any business in categories like Community, Fitness and Outdoors, Food and Drink, Music and Entertainment, Services and Shopping.  … Continue reading

Grand Lake Night Sky and Stargazing

For many of you who live in cities or on the East Coast, our starry nights can be astonishing! Any time of the year can offer a good show on a clear night without the light pollution of urban areas. … Continue reading

Winter Weekend Getaways

Summer is fast fading away and fall colors are peaking in Grand County, Colorado. Elk and Moose are rutting and mornings are frosty. We have already had a dusting of snow on the mountain peaks. So we know winter is … Continue reading

Moose in Grand Lake Colorado

Where to see Moose? Why, the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant in Grand Lake, Colorado of course. Moose love our river …..  the cool water and the willows that line the shore. July brought an impressively large bull moose to the … Continue reading

Fire danger is high in Grand Lake!

Grand Lake had a big scare on June 28th, 2018 and I this is my personal experience. On Thursday afternoon, I left the lobby of the Rapids to check something in a room and I noticed a wisp of smoke … Continue reading