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Grand Lake Creative District Summer Tour

Grand Lake Creative District Summer Tour
3 days

Be surrounded by beautiful views, mountain water and rich culture when you visit Grand Lake and the surrounding region for a few days of outdoor, culinary, creative and historic activities.

Sustainability Activity

Donate:

Make a donation to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy to support research, land and facility projects. 

Day 1
Activity

Rocky Mountain National Park

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A living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak. Read More

Insider's Tip

Rocky Mountain Hikes:

Go on a day hike through the national park on the Mount Ida or Chasm Lake trail — you'll feel like you're on top of the world. Don't forget to grab a boxed lunch (see below) so you can enjoy a picnic in the clouds. 

Lunch

Blue Water Bakery

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Blue Water Bakery is in the heart of beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado. We have delicious pastries, coffee drinks and serve breakfast and lunch. Read More
Activity

Learn the History

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Stop by Rocky Mountain Visitor’s Center on Trail Ridge Road, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center and the Holzwarth Historic Site for a slice of history.
Dinner

Stillwater Grill

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Enjoy fresh, local, natural, hand-crafted meals at Stillwater Grill. 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

Grand Lake Lodge

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A Classic Colorado Summer Mountain Lodge offering a variety of rustic cabins located in the pines beyond the Main Lodge, with many fantastic views. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Lulu City

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Lulu City serves up coffee, doughnuts and gelato every day from 7am-7pm. Read More
Activity

Do a Lil' Shopping

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Walk along Main Street in Grand Lake to visit art galleries, buy local fudge and souvenirs, or visit during one of the popular craft fairs.
Lunch

Miyauchi's Snack Bar

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Known by locals and visitors for their amazing homemade ice cream, this walk-up snack stand also serves a delicious selection of burgers, sandwiches and sides. Vegetarian options are available.

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Activity

Grand Lake Marina

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Rent your own pontoon boat, Whaler, kayak or canoe and enjoy stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide. How about a chartered sunset party cruise for up to 30 people with... Read More
Dinner

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant

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The Historic Rapids Lodge (1915), along the Tonahutu River, offers spacious and comfortable accommodations in Grand Lake: Rapids Lodge Guest Rooms and Rapids Suites (some pet-friendly). Property... Read More

Activity

Hike Cascade Falls

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Located in Rocky Mountain National Park this series of waterfalls is on the North inlet Trail, approximately 3.4 miles from the trailhead. This beautiful series of waterfalls lies along the North Inlet Trail, about a 3.4 mile hike from the trailhead.
Lodging

Grand Lake Lodge

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A Classic Colorado Summer Mountain Lodge offering a variety of rustic cabins located in the pines beyond the Main Lodge, with many fantastic views. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

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

Jackstraw Mountain Gallery

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Check out our unique gallery selling beautiful renditions of Colorado's majestic nature. Read More
Lunch

Grand Pizza

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At Grand Pizza we offer the area's most innovative, and highest quality pizza with 34 toppings available. In addition to pizza we also serve a variety of crisp salads with produce prepared daily,... Read More
Activity

Kauffman House Museum

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Rustic two-story Victorian hotel built in 1892. Restored with engaging exhibits and activities.

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Dinner

Dine at the O-a Bistro

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Enjoy dinner with a beautiful view at O-a Bistro in The Gateway Lodge.
Activity

Fraser Valley Distilling

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Our award-winning spirits combined with a strong knowledge of mixology, present a wonderful plethora of cocktails guaranteed to please every possible palate. Read More
Lodging

Grand Lake Lodge

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A Classic Colorado Summer Mountain Lodge offering a variety of rustic cabins located in the pines beyond the Main Lodge, with many fantastic views. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain... Read More