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3 Days
Grand Lake Creative District Summer Tour

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

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Rocky Mountain National Park

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…

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

Cy's Deli

We pride ourselves on serving up fresh ingredients on fresh bread that is baked daily! We also offer house made soups, chili’s, kraut, slaw, breakfast…

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Learn the History

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

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

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

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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…

lodging

Grand Lake Lodge

A classic Colorado summer mountain lodge. Remodeled cabins. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park perched on a hillside above Grand…

Day 2

breakfast

Blue Water Bakery

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

activity

Do a Lil' Shopping

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.

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lunch

Miyauchi's Snack Bar

Known by locals and visitors for their amazing homemade ice cream, this walk-up snack stand also serves a delicious selection of burgers, sandwiches…

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Grand Lake Marina

​​​Located on the shores of Grand Lake, CO, the historic Grand Lake Marina has been the reliable choice for lake recreation since 1972. Rent your own…

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…

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Hike Cascade Falls

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…

lodging

Grand Lake Lodge

A classic Colorado summer mountain lodge. Remodeled cabins. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park perched on a hillside above Grand…

Day 3

breakfast

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…

activity

Jackstraw Mountain Gallery

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

lunch

Grand Pizza

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…

activity

Kauffman House Museum

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

dinner

Dine at the O-a Bistro

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

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Fraser Valley Distilling

Our award-winning spirits combined with a strong knowledge of mixology, present a wonderful plethora of cocktails guaranteed to please every possible…

lodging

Grand Lake Lodge

A classic Colorado summer mountain lodge. Remodeled cabins. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park perched on a hillside above Grand…

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