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Play The Mountain Golf Courses

If you are looking for things to do in Grand Lake you should play game of golf in the Rocky Mountain High Country! Temperatures are comfortable, usually in the 70’s, sunshine abounds and the scenery is breathtaking. Wildlife such as moose, elk, deer, and fox abound and are often sighted during a game. Grand County Colorado has four, 18 hole golf courses you can play day after day.

Things to Do in Grand LakeThe Grand Lake Golf Course was designed by Dick Phelps and offers rolling fairways, Lodgepole Pines, and Aspen tree groves. The course is just five minutes away from the Rapids Lodge where you could enjoy a riverside Condo, vintage Cabin, or romantic Lodge Guest Room.  If you make a reservation for a tee time at Grand Lake Golf Course and present your lodging receipt to the golf course, you can receive a special “Stay and Play” rate. Lessons and a driving range are also available.

Things to Do in Grand Lake

Grand Elk and Granby Ranch golf courses are just 20 minutes away and Pole Creek Golf Course is about 40 minutes away from Grand Lake. If you want variety, this valley is where to get it. After a good day out on the course, nothing beats a delicious dinner with a view at the Rapids Restaurant, “Grand Lake’s Hidden Gem”.

Things to Do in Grand Lake

Oh the places you can go, in Grand Lake this summer

Rapids Lodge can be your base camp as you go on summer and fall adventures in Grand Lake.
Grand Lake is a lively, fun community with a year-round residents who love to show off their town. From fireworks to boating, the town is your scenic backdrop for all summer activities.
Located on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park it is close to a variety of activity choices.

Grand Lake CO

Grand Lake CO

Enjoy the ‘lazy days of summer’ sitting on the Rapids Lodge deck and enjoy a meal as the Tonahutu River passes by. Then go experience everything the Rocky Mountain’s have to offer from hiking, fishing, scenic drives, and horseback riding. Plus, live music is playing in all town.

HIKING
Several trails lead from the town including the Continental Divide Trail. There are plentiful trails with wildlife viewing including bird walks.
MOUNTAIN BIKING/ROAD BIKING
There is an abundance of bike trails for mountain biking and US Highway 34 has a great shoulder for road biking. Bring your ‘around town’ bike and bike around Grand Lake.

BOATING
Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake are great for boating and water skiing.

GOLF
At this altitude, your golf balls are sure to go farther than anywhere else. Try a round at Grand Lake’s golf course, chances are an elk or moose will be seen while playing.

HORSEBACK RIDING
Several outfitters in the Grand Lake area can take you and your family on a ride through the high country trails.

Ask our front desk for more information about scheduling any of these activities.
We would love to help you.

Snowmobile Vacation Planning at the Rapids Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado

Let us help you plan your perfect Colorado mountain getaway in a picturesque Colorado mountain setting. Ride directly from your cabin or condo and enjoy our lodge with friends and family before and after a great day outdoors.
If you are looking to enjoy the beauty of winter, snowmobiling is the best way to discover the unspoiled winter landscape.

Rapids Lodge has a complete snowmobile package available and can arrange your stay with a variety of lodging choices.


Grand Lake is “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado with extensive trail system and every type of trail available and ranks in the top 10 for snowmobile destinations. We have hundreds of miles of trails, you can even ride your machine in downtown Grand Lake – ride in/ ride out from your cabin or condo at the Rapids Lodge.

Other fun outdoor activities are Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice and fly-fishing.

Call or e-mail us soon to begin planning your winter vacation in Grand Lake, Colorado.