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Grand County in the Winter

Grand County in the Winter
3 days
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.

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
Activity

Kawuneeche Visitor Center

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Just north of Grand Lake, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center welcomes visitors to the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Find information and maps, backcountry camping permits, exhibits, a Rocky... Read More
Lunch

Fat Cat Cafe

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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.

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Activity

Snowshoe Berthtoud Pass

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

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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Never Summer Brewing Co.

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

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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

Insider's Tip

Hop on the Road:

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

Breakfast

Java Lava Cafe

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

Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies

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Off-the-slopes fun abounds for all members of the family!

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Insider's Tip

Head to Tabernash:

Hop on 40 and drive about 15 minutes to lunch.

Lunch

Heck's Tavern

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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 eloquently inspired by fresh, on-ranch... Read More

Activity

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and an array of winter... Read More

Insider's Tip

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

Hernando's Pizza Pub

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We offer fresh homemade pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Resonable prices and fun! Read More
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Hideaway Park Brewery

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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 bring your friends, there's sure to be... Read More

Lodging

Winter Park Mountain Lodge

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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 features comfortable hotel rooms and... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Goodys Mountain Cafe & Creperie

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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 to it's roots.

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Activity

Grand Adventures Snowmobile & Off-Road Tours and Rentals

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Ride the Divide up 12,000ft! Experience Coloradoʼs backcountry like you never have before with Grand Adventures guided and unguided snowmobile rentals. Located in Winter Park, Fraser and Grand... Read More

Lunch

Rudi's Deli

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Rudi's is famous for providing fresh bread, amazing sandwiches, hearty soups, desserts, Gluten-Free options, wireless Internet and kid's menu.  A Colorado favorite since 1990!

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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.
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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

Insider's Tip

Drive to Grand Lake: Jump on 40 and head to Grand Lake for dinner.
Dinner

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant

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The Historic Rapids Lodge (1915), along the Tonahutu River, offers the most varied accommodations in Grand Lake: Lodge Guest Rooms, Pet-Friendly Cabins and Condominiums for up to 8 people.... Read More

Activity

The World's End Brewpub and Inn

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

Gateway Inn Hotel & Conference Center

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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 music, and family fun all year long.  Come... Read More