Nestled on the shores of Colorado's largest natural lake surrounded by the Arapahoe National Forest and at the western entrance to majestic Rocky Mountain National Park sits the Historic Village of Grand Lake. One of the last unspoiled resort communities in the state, Grand Lake offers both the charm and tranquility of bygone days while at the same time offering amenities that surprise first-time visitors to this mountain town.
With more recreational water than any other region in Colorado. The opportunities for water sports are extensive at Grand Lake.
Small sailcraft, lake kayaking, and paddle boarding are popular at Grand Lake. The boating season begins in May and ends in September. Swimming and fishing are also popular at this lake. However, Grand County has more lake experiences just around the corner, such as Shadow Mountain Lake, Lake Granby, Williams Fork Reservoir, and Wolford Mountain Reservoir.
Hiking, backpacking and mountain biking are popular in this area. The Fraser Valley Trail Map details 12 hiking and biking trails originating from Winter park and Fraser.
If snowmobiling is your passion, Grand Lake is a must-visit place. With over 1,000 miles of designated snowmobile trails and an average of 146 inches of annual snowfall, it's a favorite playground. You can find maps of approved snowmobile routes through the Grand County Geographic Information System Department. If you are new to the sport, no problem, there are several outfitters and service shops in the area that provide guided snowmobile tours.