Winter Fun

The village of Grand Lake makes a perfect winter setting with lights illuminating the shore of the lake and the snow-covered peaks providing a spectacular backdrop. Compared to the hustle and bustle of many winter vacation spots, the Village of Grand Lake is a quiet, peaceful, winter wonderland where a thick blanket of snow changes the town into a pastoral scene. In fact, it is not uncommon to have a moose or two wander down the main street. Grand Lake is the gateway to numerous cross-country ski trails and has on of the largest snowmobile trail systems in the state. Trails are designed specifically for cross-country and for snowmobile use. Grand Lake is one of the very few towns where snowmobiles are allowed to travel the streets like other vehicles, and roads are left snowpacked to accommodate the winter transportation.

Grand Lake area is ideal for ice fishing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities.

 

  Snowmobiling

Ride in the Rocky Mountains and Arapaho National Forest. Grand Lake, the Snowmobile capital of Colorado, has more than 100 miles of groomed trails and over 100 miles of un-groomed trails. It’s also one of the few places where you can snowmobile right into town, and right into the parking lot of Lone Eagle Lodge.

 

  Cross Country Skiing  & Snowshoeing

Grand Lake Touring Center on Grand Lake Golf Course, offers 35 km of trails for classic and skate skiing and trail for snowshoeing.  Rocky Mountain National Park has ranger-led snowshoe and cross country programs.

 

  Downhill Skiing

Granby Ranch is located only 15 miles from Grand Lake and Winter Park is about 40 miles away and provides some of the best downhill and cross-country skiing in Colorado.

 

  Ice Fishing

Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain and Granby Reservoirs contain five species of trout – lake, brook, brown, rainbow, cutthroat – plus kokanee salmon. Remember that ice thickness varies in different spots on a lake.

 

 Dogsledding

Imagine you and your family behind a team of beautiful huskies, mushing through a winter wonderland.