Grand Lake Creative District Summer Tour

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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
Rocky Mountain National Park Photo
Activity
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…
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
Blue Water Bakery is in the heart of beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado. We have delicious pastries, coffee drinks and serve breakfast and lunch.
Activity
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
Stillwater Grill
Enjoy fresh, local, natural, hand-crafted meals at Stillwater Grill.
Activity
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…

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…

Day
2
Breakfast
Lulu City
Lulu City serves up coffee, doughnuts and gelato every day from 7am-7pm.
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.

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,…

Activity
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…

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…

Activity
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 series of waterfalls lies along the North Inlet Trail, about a 3.4 mile hike from the trailhead.

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…

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…

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…
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.

Activity
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…