Memorial Day Ideas In Colorado

It may be the dead of winter but I bet many of you are already thinking of where to go and what to do for the first holiday weekend of the summer, a three day weekend at that! We are dreaming of green grass, warm days, wildflowers, sunshine and baby animals.

Rocky Mountain National Park The end of May in the Rocky Mountains is early spring and the higher you go, the further behind spring lags. Grand Lake, Colorado is at 8,400 feet above sea level and by Memorial Day Weekend the three lakes will be thawed, the Aspens Trees will have sprouted bright green leaves and many wildflowers will be reaching skyward. Birds will be nesting in earnest and moose and elk will be fat with young.

Almost everything opens up for the summer on Memorial Day Weekend: the marinas, all the shops, all the restaurants, all the hotels and much more. Grand Lake swings to life as is always very evident on Memorial Day itself when the townsfolk have fun with a Memorial Day Parade, crowds, candy, fun displays and all sorts of vehicles and floats.

Grand Lake Lodging

The Rapids Lodge has a two night minimum this weekend BUT we still have our fantastic “Special Winter Offer” in place until early June. This means that 2 people could stay with us for as little as $60 per night (Lodge Guest Room 5 + 7) and up to 6 people for as little as $89 per night (Rapids Suites). Some of the Rapids Suites are pet-friendly. So make your plans early and ensure you “get in on the good deal”. Book online right here on our website.

The Rapids Restaurant will begin serving lunch outside by the Tonahutu River as it rushes by, swollen with snowmelt. Dinner overlooking the creek will create magical memories for you and your family.

Hike, bike, boat, fish, soak up the sun all the while enjoying the awe inspiring scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand County. Snow-capped mountains against the foreground of spring in the Rockies, is quite the sight to see!

Fall Fun and Lodging in Grand Lake

 ​Fall Colors Still Spectacular Into Early October! 

This October enjoy fall fun and discounts on lodging in Grand Lake, Colorado!

Weather and Lodging in Grand Lake Peak fall colors in Grand County were a week or 10 days later than usual this year. The weather forecast remains spectacular. The Rapids Lodge still has some rooms available the first weekend of October, so book now! Also keep in mind that our “Special Winter Offer” rates begin October 5th – stay for just $60 per night for 2 people in select Lodge Guest Rooms or $89 for up to six people in the Rapids Suites (some pet-friendly).
Although lunch is no longer being served (until next summer), dinner will be served nightly this upcoming week. After October 3rd, dinner will be served Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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The elk are still bugling and rounding up their harems. You can see a herd right at the West Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park every night at dusk! The elk will be virtually right next to your car. What a great view and experience. They are creatures of habit and this is a nightly ritual.
Don’t miss out – this fall is absolutely glorious!