3 Days
Grand County in the Winter

Thick forests and the good old Colorado work-hard, play-harder attitude define mountainous Grand County, home to Winter Park, Grand Lake, Granby, Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs. World-renowned hot springs, working guest ranches and Rocky Mountain National Park are just the tip of the winter iceberg.

Itinerary Tip

Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top of mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1


Kawuneeche Visitor Center

Just north of Grand Lake, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center welcomes visitors to the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Find information and maps,…


Fat Cat Cafe

Family owned cafe since 2006. Miss Sally and her staff are always sure to make you smile! Wonderful all you can eat buffet every Saturday and Sunday…


Snowshoe Berthtoud Pass

Head out on the Second Creek trail, which is perfect for snowshoeing. Get outfitted at Never Summer Mountain Products and enjoy the views.


Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

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


Never Summer Brewing Co.

Check out our brewery in downtown Granby, Colorado for hoppy IPAs, coconut porters and more.


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 natural…

Day 2

Insider's Tip

Hop on the Road

Take the 25-minute drive from Grand Lake to Granby for breakfast.


Java Lava Cafe

Grab a specialty coffee or some of our delicious breakfast before getting out in the Colorado sun.


Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies

Kids finding their outdoor spirit, families coming together in nature, and friends connecting over the crackling of a warm fire. This is YMCA of the…

Insider's Tip

Head to Tabernash

Hop on 40 and drive about 15 minutes to lunch.


Heck's Tavern

Heck's offers an exceptional taste of inventive ranch fare, from crafty cocktails and hand-selected wines from our private cellar, to crave-worthy dishes…


Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations,…

Insider's Tip

Drive to Winter Park

Approximately 11 miles south of Devil's Thumb Ranch lies Winter Park, your dinner destination.


Hernando's Pizza Pub

We offer fresh homemade pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Resonable prices and fun!


Hideaway Park Brewery

Hideaway Park Brewery was started to fill the niche of a small gathering place for friends and acquaintances. Stop in and have a pint, come alone or…


Winter Park Mountain Lodge

With 110 rooms, Winter Park Mountain Lodge is a great hotel for mountain adventures. Located directly across from the Winter Park Ski Resort, the hotel…

Day 3


Goodys Mountain Cafe & Creperie

People describe our food in various ways: Street food, comfort food, mountain food, etc... but our aim is always to serve great tasting food, authentic…


Grand Adventures Snowmobile & Off-Road Tours and Rentals

Summit the Continental Divide this summer on our 4 person Side by Side Off Road Tours.  Tours top out at nearly 12,000ft.  Our tours are a family friendly…


Rudi's Deli

Rudi's is famous for providing fresh bread, amazing sandwiches, hearty soups, desserts, Gluten-Free options, wireless Internet and kid's menu.  A Colorado…

Insider's Tip

Head Toward Hot Sulphur Springs

A 30-minute drive to the hot springs will seem like nothing once you've soaked your weary muscles.


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 crust…

Insider's Tip

Drive to Grand Lake

Jump on 40 and head to Grand Lake for dinner.


The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant

The Historic Rapids Lodge (1915), along the Tonahutu River, offers spacious and comfortable accommodations in Grand Lake: Rapids Lodge Guest Rooms and…


The World's End Brewpub and Inn

A family-run inn and brew pub near Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand Lake


Gateway Inn Hotel & Conference Center

The Gateway Inn is making it S'more Fun in Grand Lake, Colorado with breathtaking mountian and lake views!  Enjoy our deck with fire pit tables, live…