Grand County Explorer: Grand Lake, Kremmling, Granby, Winter Park & More

5
 days
Share:

Grand County's beautiful destinations vary from quaint, small towns and ski villages to lakeside escapes, mountain views and Rocky Mountain National Park's western entrance.

Sustainability Activity
Travel Like a Local

Participate in one of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado's many trail-repair projects.

Day
1
Activity
Grand Lake Visitor Center
At the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park sits the historic town of Grand Lake, Colorado. It is a town where one steps back into time,…
Lunch
Miyauchi's Snack Bar
Known by locals and visitors for their amazing homemade ice cream, this walk-up snack stand also serves a delicious selection of burgers,…
Activity
Hike to Adam Falls

This hike, just under a mile, is an easy semi-loop trail to a roaring waterfall.

Dinner
One Love Rum Kitchen
Serving Caribbean inspired sandwiches, salads and cocktails.
Activity
Watch the Sunset

Bordered by Grand Lake and the Shadow Mountain Connecting Channel, Point Park offers ample access to non-motorized boats and fishing but it's best for sunset photos.

Lodging
Western Riviera Lakeside Lodging
On Grand Lake we offer lakeside hotel & cabin rooms, and condos with breathtaking views of mountain vistas reflecting on Colorado's largest…
Day
2
Breakfast
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill
Not just great barbecue! Historical setting - original jail doors from the 1880s. Throw peanuts on the floor!
Activity
Hike Lulu City Trail

Near Grand Lake this 7.8-mile journey might have you seeing moose.

Lunch
One Love Rum Kitchen
Serving Caribbean inspired sandwiches, salads and cocktails.
Activity
Head on a Roadtrip

The Colorado River Headwaters byway traces one of North America's mightiest rivers from its source. It's definitely worth fueling up and getting out on the long stretch of road.

Insider's Tip
Head to Hot Sulphur Springs

Once you've seen all there is to see on the byway make your way to Hot Sulphur Springs.

Dinner
Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Canyon Deli & Pizza
Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill offers guided fishing excursions and has a restaurants serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner from…
Activity
Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa
35,000 feet below the surface of the earth, the heat of volcanic rock is released through countless fissures that spread out through the earth's…
Lodging
Canyon Motel
AAA, free WiFi, TV, cable, kitchenettes and right by Hot Springs
Day
3
Insider's Tip
Drive to Kremmling

Hop on 40 for a 20 minute drive from your lodgings to breakfast — don't worry they have lots of coffee options.

Breakfast
Big Shooter Coffee
Your local coffee hub with monthly specials, breakfast burritos and more.
Activity
ATV/OHV near Rabbit Ears Pass

Rabbit Ears Pass climbs to approximately 10,000 feet, and stays at that elevation for several miles before descending back into a valley for some of the best views around. The pass is open year-round, despite being known as one of the snowiest roads in Colorado. Alpine Motorsports can hook you up with all the necessary equipment.

Insider's Tip
Stay the Trail

When riding OHVs through the Alpine Loop, make sure you follow Colorado's off-roading motto of "Stay the Trail."

Lunch
Grand Old West
We offer homestyle dishes in a rustic, family friendly setting, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come in for a cold beer or drink from our full…
Activity
Adventures in Whitewater
Adventures in Whitewater is a refreshingly unique rafting outfitter in Colorado. We are employee owned and operated, so we take pride in making…
Dinner
Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant
Family-owned Mexican restaurant in Kremmling, Colorado.
Activity
Grand Adventure Brewing Company
Situated in the heart of Colorado, at the crossroads of U.S. 40 and Highway 6, Grand Adventure Brewing Company is the new, go-to stop for all types…
Lodging
Muddy Creek Cabins
Muddy Creek Cabins are ten individual cabins on eight acres centrally located at the base of the famous Kremmling Cliffs.
Day
4
Breakfast
Moose Cafe
Great old school cafe. Now that's a breakfast! If your driving to Steamboat and miss this location you better turn back!
Activity
Check Out State Bridge Recreation Site

Round out your trip on the scenic byway by checking out the State Bridge. The original State Bridge over the Colorado River was built in 1860, and was one of the oldest vehicular bridges in Colorado. The bridge was replaced with a modern bridge in 1966 but portions of the old bridge can be seen in the middle of the river and on the north bank.

Insider's Tip
Head to Kremmling

Drive about 40 minutes to this adorable town for lunch.

Lunch
The Dean West Restaurant & Brewstillery
Stop for an after-dinner drink or have your whole meal at the world's first brewstillery and restaurant designed to make you feel like your in a pub…
Activity
Grand Elk Golf Club
Grand Elk is Colorado's only Craig Stadler Signature golf course, and our Heathland-style course provides a taste of the Scottish Highlands in the…
Dinner
Brickhouse 40
Where the locals take their guests! An American Bistro with a variety of fare ranging from Angus Steak to Street Tacos to Delicious Salads.
Activity
Rocky Mountain Stables, LLC
Enjoy scenery on a sleigh/wagon ride or experience a horseback ride in beautiful Granby, Colorado.
Lodging
Trail Riders Motel
The Trail Riders is a charming motel located right in the heart of Grand County. Our classic knotty pine, non-smoking one and two-bedroom units…
Day
5
Breakfast
Mid Town Cafe
Mid Town Cafe has delicious pastries, coffee drinks and serve breakfast and lunch.
Insider's Tip
Get on the Road

Head 30 minutes south to the mountain town of Winter Park.

Activity
Trestle Bike Park
40 miles of dirt, the largest rental fleet in the U.S. and we're located in the heart of Winter Park - what could be better?
Lunch
Pizza Pedal'R
Just like the natural state of Colorado in which it is located, Pizza Pedal'r uses fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations to create…
Activity
Go on a Guided Hike

The Fantasy Meadow guided hike at Winter Park Resort is a 2.2-mile loop through forests and meadows.

Dinner
Volario's Family Ristorante
With Northern Italian influences and a dash of Spain’s high mountain cuisine, Volario’s is hearty and adventurous, the perfect antidote after a day…
Activity
Take a Ride

See for miles on Winter Park's scenic summer gondola.

Lodging
Sawmill Station Vacation Rentals
Our Sawmill Station Vacation Rentals are located approximately 200 yards from Downtown Winter Park’s popular Hideaway Park, making them an…