Grand Lake Ice Fishing Tournament …….

Plan ahead for March 7 and 8, 2015:  the 4th Annual Catch and Release Grand Lake Ice Fishing Contest will be held on Grand Lake and is becoming more and more popular each year! Prizes will be awarded for Lake Trout, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Kids under 14 are free and adult registration costs just $40 (register at the Rocky Mountain Outfitters Grand Lake, Colorado website). There is also a “Kids Wildlife Snow Art Contest” so there is fun for the whole family. Rocky Mountain Outfitters also rent snow shoes and provide FREE ice skates for the town ice rink. For family members who are not so keen on fishing, there is still plenty to do: have fun at the bowling alley, take a sleigh ride, cross country ski at the Grand Lake Nordic Center, fly down the tubing hill, soak in the hot springs, shop and dine.


Rapids Condo 5B

Rapids Condo 5B

Did you know that Grand Lake is Colorado’s largest and deepest natural lake and is an award winning fishery? The lake is at 8369 feet elevation, has a surface area of 507 acres, maximum depth of 265 feet and a total volume of  68,621 acre feet! Two natural tributaries, the North and East inlets, keep the lake nice and chilly with snow-melt.


The Rapids Lodge is just 2 ½ blocks from the lake where all the action will be happening. Bring your buddies and take advantage of some of our diverse hotel rooms. Choose a room for 1 or 2 people or an  8 person condo or a 6 person Rapids Suite (some of which are pet-friendly). Note the Rapids Suites are available for a great hotel special – just $89 per night!


Grand Lake offers stunning scenery and is an authentic mountain town. We hope to see you in March!


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Ice Fishing – A fun activity in Grand Lake, Colorado

As the nighttime temperatures drop, here in Grand Lake, we anxiously await the lake to free over so we can go ice fishing!

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing in Grand Lake

When you stay with us at the Rapids Lodge we can let you know how safe the ice is for your day on the lake ice fishing. Bring a friend and have a weekend in Grand Lake enjoying all the winter activities.

As the holidays approach we are hoping for more snow during the night and sunny days for our guests to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.

Winter activities in Grand Lake

When you call to make a reservation, you can chat with our friendly front desk staff who will help you pick out fun activities.

Here is a list of activities in Grand Lake right out the front door of the Historic Rapids Lodge:
Walk to trails, walk to restaurants, bars, and shopping, in beautiful downtown Grand Lake, visit the Grand Lake Historical museum, spend a morning at one of the many coffee shops with Internet access, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and more.

We can’t wait to see you.
The Staff at the Historical Rapids Lodge & Restaurant