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Grand-Lake is a charming village perched on the edge of Grand Lake overlooking the Rocky Mountain National Park. It's situated in Grand County, which is about two hours west of Denver. Called the "Snowmobile Capital of Colorado," Grand Lake is the gateway to numerous cross-country ski trails and has one of the largest snowmobile trail systems in the state. These trails are designed specifically for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. Grand Lake is also home to the county's only live, professional theater, the Rocky Mountain Repertory. Bordering the largest natural lake in Colorado and with close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake offers abundant year round activities for everyone. The town is near downhill skiing at Winter Park and Silver Creek, and also has ice fishing, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides - or if you prefer, you can just enjoy the scenery from inside beside a crackling fire. Summer is just as active, with boating and fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dude ranches that began several generations ago now welcome guests that can enjoy breakfast with the cowboys and then take a horseback ride into the backcountry. The village of Grand Lake hosts several special events throughout the year, such as Western Week and the Grand Festival of Arts and Crafts, and invites visitors to explore its' many quaint shops and restaurants and entertaining nightlife.

Surrounding areas: Shadow Mountain Lake, Colorado (2.1 mi), Lake Granby, Colorado (6.9 mi), Granby, Colorado (13.0 mi), Solvista, Colorado (15.0 mi), Allenspark, Colorado (16.2 mi), Estes Park, Colorado (18.1 mi), Peaceful Valley, Colorado (19.0 mi)

Grand Lake Vacation Rentals

Grand Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bighorn Lodge613 Grand AveGrand Lake, CO (970) 627-8101
Gateway Inn200 West Portal RdGrand Lake, CO (970) 627-2400
Waconda Motel725 Grand AveGrand Lake, CO (970) 627-8312
Littletree Inn62000 Hwy 40Grandby, CO10.3 mi.(970) 887-2551
Inn At Silver Creek62967 US Hwy 40Silver Creek, CO10.3 mi.(970) 887-2131
The Inn At Silvercreek62927 U S Hwy 40Silver Creek, CO10.3 mi.(800) 926-4386
Estes Park Center2515 Tunnel RdEstes Park, CO14.9 mi.(970) 586-3341
Pine Grove CabinsAllenspark, CO16.2 mi.(303) 747-2529
Riverview Pines Motel1150 W ElkhornEstes Park, CO17.4 mi.(970) 586-3627
The Stanley Hotel333 Wonderview AveEstes Park, CO17.9 mi.(970) 577-4000
Boulder Brook LTD1900 Fall Riv RdEstes Park, CO18.1 mi.(970) 586-0910
Golden Eagle Resort300 Riverside DrEstes Park, CO18.1 mi.(970) 586-6066
Marys Lake Lodge2625-a Marys LK RdEstes Park, CO18.1 mi.(970) 586-5308
Ponderosa Lodge1820 Fall Riv RdEstes Park, CO18.1 mi.(970) 586-4233
River Stone2120 Fall Riv RdEstes Park, CO18.1 mi.(970) 586-4005
Holiday Inn - Estes Park101 S St Vrain StEstes Park, CO18.6 mi.(970) 586-2332
Hobby Horse Motor Lodge800 Big ThompsonEstes Park, CO18.8 mi.(970) 586-3336
Best Western Silver Saddle1260 Big Thompson AveEstes Park, CO19.2 mi.(970) 586-4476
Comfort Inn1450 Big Thompson AveEstes Park, CO19.3 mi.(970) 586-2358
Beaver Village Condominiums50 VLG DrWinter Park, CO25.1 mi.(970) 726-8813
Olympia Moto5 Lodge78572 US Hwy 40Winter Park, CO25.1 mi.(800) 548-1992
Raintree Inn81699 U S Hwy 40Winter Park, CO25.1 mi.(800) 726-3340
Snow Blaze79114 US Hwy 40Winter Park, CO25.1 mi.(970) 726-5701
Sundowner MotelWinter Park, CO25.1 mi.(970) 726-9451
Super 8 Motel78665 US Hwy 40Winter Park, CO25.1 mi.(888) 726-8088
Iron Horse Resort Retreat Buildings C And D257 Winter Park DrWinter Park, CO25.4 mi.(970) 726-8851
The Vintage Resort Hotel100 Winter Park DrWinter Park, CO25.4 mi.(970) 726-8801
Best Western Lodge At Nederland55 Lakeview DrNederland, CO26.1 mi.(303) 258-9463

Grand Lake Weather & Climate

North-central Colorado has a semi-arid, continental climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. It's a common misconception that due to its close proximity to the high elevations, that north-central Colorado has harsh winters. This is not entirely true. While there may be occasional bitter temperatures, storms do not last long. Periods of snow alternate with mild periods. Oftentimes, the snow quickly melts during the day. The hottest months are July and August with an average high temperature of 74 degrees. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 30 degrees. This region has four distinct seasons, and being along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains means weather patterns are subject to rapid, volatile, yet brief changes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 3°F 1.83 in. -
February 36°F 5°F 1.51 in. -
March 42°F 13°F 1.52 in. -
April 49°F 19°F 1.96 in. -
May 59°F 27°F 2.05 in. -
June 70°F 34°F 1.49 in. -
July 75°F 39°F 2.11 in. -
August 74°F 37°F 2.15 in. -
September 67°F 31°F 1.68 in. -
October 56°F 22°F 1.50 in. -
November 40°F 12°F 1.37 in. -
December 32°F 4°F 1.58 in. -

Grand Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Jeffco airport (BJC) located about 44 miles southeast of Grand Lake in Denver, Colorado, the Greeley Weld County airport (GXY) located approximately 63 miles east of Grand Lake in Greeley, Colorado, the Denver International airport (DEN) located roughly 66 miles southeast of Grand Lake in Denver, Colorado, and finally the Centennial airport (APA) located around 69 miles southeast of Grand Lake in Denver, Colorado.

Grand Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO46.9 mi.
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO56.0 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO56.8 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO56.8 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO51.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Grand Lake Golf CourseGrand LakeCO 
Grand Elk Golf ClubGranbyCO13.2 mi.
SolVista Golf & Ski RanchGranbyCO13.2 mi.
Estes Park Golf CourseEstes ParkCO17.9 mi.
Lake Estes Executive 9 Hole CourseEstes ParkCO17.9 mi.
Pole Creek Golf ClubWinter ParkCO25.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO25.1 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO38.3 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO51.4 mi.
VailVailCO51.4 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO54.5 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO55.5 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO60.2 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO73.5 mi.
Snowy RangeLaramieWY74.2 mi.
AspenAspenCO90.4 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO90.4 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO90.4 mi.
TiehackAspenCO90.4 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO93.2 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO113.9 mi.
State Parks
Eldorado Canyon State ParkCO35.1 mi. 
Golden Gate Canyon State ParkCO35.4 mi. 
Lory State ParkCO39.9 mi. 
Colorado University Museum of Natural HistoryBoulderCO33.5 mi.(Science)
Longmont Museum & Cultural CenterLongmontCO38.5 mi.(History)
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO56.8 mi.(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO56.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO56.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO56.8 mi.(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO56.8 mi.(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO56.8 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO56.8 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO111.6 mi.

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