Grand County Explorer: Grand Lake, Kremmling, Granby, Winter Park & More
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.
Participate in one of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado's many trail-repair projects.
This hike, just under a mile, is an easy semi-loop trail to a roaring waterfall.
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.
Near Grand Lake this 7.8-mile journey might have you seeing moose.
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.
Once you've seen all there is to see on the byway, make your way to Hot Sulphur Springs.
Hop on 40 for a 20-minute drive from your lodgings to breakfast — don't worry, they have lots of coffee options.
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.
When riding OHVs through the Alpine Loop, make sure you follow Colorado's off-roading motto of "Stay the Trail."
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.
Drive about 40 minutes to this adorable town for lunch.
Head 30 minutes south to the mountain town of Winter Park.
The Fantasy Meadow guided hike at Winter Park Resort is a 2.2-mile loop through forests and meadows.