Grand Lake Moose, Moose and more Moose!

Grand Lake Moose.

 

Since Moose were re-introduced to North Park in 1978, they have proliferated and are frequently seen throughout the Kawuneechee Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Lake Area. Some are so comfortable that 9 News recently visited Grand Lake to get some footage of a young bull moose who has taken a fancy to a moose statue right here in town!

Fox Kit

Our current common sightings include a moose mother and 2 yearlings and a moose bull, still growing his velvet covered antlers. It seems that recently, I can’t walk into work without seeing Moose, Elk, Mule Deer and even red fox kits. Black Bears have been sighted in Grand Lake too.

Grand Lake has some fun events coming up. Enjoy a afternoon concert in the town park Gazebo, play Bingo (every Friday and Saturday night), shop our Grand Lake Arts and Crafts Fair, sing Karaoke, get ideas from the Art and Architecture Home Tour and be entertained by our famous Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre!

Trail Ridge Road (US 34 through Rocky Mountain National Park) is spectacular right now with huge walls of snow in some sections. All that snow also means that our Tonahutu River is full of rapids and quite something to see. Make a reservation for June and select your perfect room from our range of Grand Lake accommodations:  a River View Condo overlooking the river, a pet-friendly cabin or Rapids Suite, or a romantic Lodge Guest Room. The Rapids Restaurant is open 7 days a week and offers outdoor seating next to the river. The Historic Rapids Lodge is truly a memorable experience!

Happy New Year from the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurants.

What are your January Vacation Plans? Do they include coming up to Grand Lake?
I hope so, here’s why:

Top 5 Reasons to Come to Grand Lake in January:

Reason # 5 – Escape the Crowds; it’s so quite in Grand Lake in January. Snowshoe on the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, cross country ski on the Grand Lake golf course. Take a short hike to Adams Falls, located less than a mile from the lodge; the falls are amazing in every season but spectacular in their winter white with ice hanging from rocks. You will have the trails to yourself – soak up the solitude.

Reason #4 – Get the best lodging deal at the Rapids Lodge when you stay in January. Give us a call and we will get you the best rate on a lodge room or condo at The Rapids Lodge.

Reason #3 – Free ice skating in downtown Grand Lake behind the playground.

Reason #2 – January 25-27 is the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. Come up and practice your ice fishing skills before the contest.

Reason #1 – Grand Lake in January is simply the most beautiful place in the world to be.

Rapids Lodge & Restaurant is closed for the shoulder season

The Restaurant and Lodge is closed until December 8 so we can take a break and regroup for an exciting Winter Season.You can still book lodging and holiday parties for the winter. Call or email us today:970-627-3707 email:  [email protected] We have great lodging options in the Lodge and in cabins and condos next to the lodge. Our location is idea for snowmobiling to the trails and walking down to Grand Lake.