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

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

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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, where the store owners proudly manage their... Read More

Lunch

Squeaky B's

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Craft burgers, farm salads, hand-crafted cocktails, premium wine list and beer selection. Boozy milkshakes and champagne floats! Read More
Activity

Hike to Adam Falls

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

Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill offers guided fishing excursions and has a restaurants serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 8pm daily. Read More
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Watch the Sunset

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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

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On Grand Lake we offer lakeside motel rooms, cabins & condos with breathtaking views of mountain vistas reflecting on Colorado's largest natural lake at the west entrance to Rocky Mountain... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

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Not just great barbecue! Historical setting - original jail doors from the 1880s. Throw peanuts on the floor!

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Activity

Hike Lulu City Trail

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

One Love Rum Kitchen

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Serving Caribbean inspired sandwiches, salads and cocktails. Read More
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Head on a Roadtrip

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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 The Bait Shop Grill

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill offers guided fishing excursions and has a restaurants serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 8pm daily. Read More
Activity

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa

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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 crust. In Hot Sulphur Springs, CO, there are... Read More

Lodging

Canyon Motel

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AAA, free WiFi, TV, cable, kitchenettes and right by Hot Springs Read More
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

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Your local coffee hub with monthly specials, breakfast burritos and more. Read More
Activity

ATV/OHV near Rabbit Ears Pass

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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

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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 bar! Read More
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Adventures in Whitewater

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Adventures in Whitewater is a refreshingly unique rafting outfitter in Colorado. We are employee owned and operated, so we take pride in making every trip a unique, fun, and unforgettable... Read More

Dinner

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

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Family-owned Mexican restaurant in Kremmling, Colorado. Read More
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Grand Adventure Brewing Company

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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 of adventurers. Specializing in locally sourced... Read More
Lodging

Muddy Creek Cabins

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Muddy Creek Cabins are ten individual cabins on eight acres centrally located at the base of the famous Kremmling Cliffs.

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Day 4
Breakfast

Moose Cafe

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Great old school cafe. Now that's a breakfast! If your driving to Steamboat and miss this location you better turn back! Read More
Activity

Check Out State Bridge Recreation Site

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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

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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 in your own hometown. Read More
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Grand Elk Golf Club

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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 heart of the Rockies.  

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Dinner

Mustachio's On The Lake

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Enjoy delicious authentic Italian food at great prices! Mustachio’s On The Lake offers lunch and dinner in a delightful family style fashion. Meals are all-inclusive featuring 3 course Italian and... Read More
Activity

Snow Mountain Stables

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Enjoy scenery on a sleigh/wagon ride or experience a horseback ride in beautiful Granby, Colorado.

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Lodging

Trail Riders Motel

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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 accommodate 1-4 people. Read More
Day 5
Breakfast

Mid Town Cafe

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Mid Town Cafe has delicious pastries, coffee drinks and serve breakfast and lunch. Read More

Insider's Tip

Get on the Road:

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

Activity

Trestle Bike Park

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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?

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Lunch

Pizza Pedal'R

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Just like the natural state of Colorado in which it is located, Pizza Pedal'r uses fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations to create delicious food. 

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Activity

Go on a Guided Hike

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

Volario's Family Ristorante

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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 of recreating in Grand County. Located in Vasquez... Read More
Activity

Take a Ride

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

Sawmill Station Vacation Rentals

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Our Sawmill Station Vacation Rentals are located approximately 200 yards from Downtown Winter Park’s popular Hideaway Park, making them an exceptional choice for those looking for easy access to... Read More