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The Grand Tour: 7 Days in Grand County

The Grand Tour: 7 Days in Grand County
7 days

Go grand on a week-long adventure in Grand County, home to alpine lakes, Rocky Mountain National Park and the charming mountain towns of Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling.

Sustainability Activity

Volunteer or Adopt-A-Trail with the Headwaters Trail Alliance:

This nonprofit organization preserves, enhances and maintains multi-use trails throughout Grand County. 

Sustainability Activity

Insider's Tip

The Reel Deal:

The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

Day 1
Activity

Winter Park Flyfisher

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We strive to make your fishing experience in Grand County a fond lifetime memory. Your time to fish is probably limited, so don't waste that time guessing where to go or what to use. We do the... Read More

Lunch

Pepe Osaka's Fishtaco Tequila Bar and Grill

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A Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, Pepe Osaka’s Fishtaco Tequila Bar and Grill serves a variety of unique menu items ranging from nachos to sushi burritos. Read More
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Trestle Bike Park

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40 miles of dirt, the largest rental fleet in the U.S. and we're located in the heart of Winter Park - what could be better?

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Dinner

Sushi Nama

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Dine indoors or on the patio at Sushi Nama in Cooper Creek Square. Order from a menu of fresh and innovative sushi dishes. Read More
Activity

Cooper Creek Square

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Browse the shops at Cooper Creek Square, an outdoor shopping and dining center in downtown Winter Park. Grab dessert and walk under string lights and among colorful flower beds. Read More
Lodging

Trailhead Inn

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Trailhead Inn is the modern basecamp to return to after a long day of adventuring on the trail, riverside or mountain. Formerly the Hotel Olympia and located in the heart of downtown Winter Park... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Grand Adventure Balloon Tours

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Rise with the hot air year-round in the Rocky Mountains!

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Insider's Tip

Champagne Brunch: This morning's breakfast and activity are the same. You'll be indulging in a champagne breakfast after your hot air balloon right.
Lunch

Sharky's Eatery

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Sharky's Eatery - a locals favorite! Wicked good food and breakfast served all day!

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Activity

Walk the Fraser River Trail

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Running parallel to the Fraser River, this family-friendly trail is perfect for walking off your lunch. Plus, it connects downtown Winter Park and Fraser so you can check out both towns.
Dinner

Deno's Mountain Bistro

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Casual American-Mediterranean cuisine. Serving the best steaks and chops in the valley. We open every day at 11:30am.

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Activity

History Park

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Learn about Colorado pioneers and historical figures on a walk through History Park in Fraser. The park features multiple sculptures by artist Jim Hoy along with informational signs. Read More
Lodging

Wild Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Handcrafted from 400-year old logs, moss covered rock and giant picture windows, the Wild Horse Inn is reminiscent of the grand mountain lodges built at the turn of the 20th century. Visit our... Read More

Day 3
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

Grand Elk Golf Club

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Grand Elk is Colorado's only Craig Stadler Signature golf course, and our Heathland-style course provides a taste of the Scottish Highlands in the heart of the Rockies.  

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Lunch

Debbie's Drive In

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Granby’s retro drive in diner, Debbie’s Drive In offers carhop service and drive thru options which are perfect for diners on the go. Enjoy fresh food, served fast such as burgers, homemade chicken... Read More
Activity

Treat Yourself

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Indulge in various spa services such as a moonlit soak in a copper tub or a relaxing massage in the spa tents suspended over the river at the Lazy You Spa at the C Lazy U Guest Ranch.
Dinner

Dine at C Lazy U Guest Ranch

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Family dining is a quintessential part of the dude ranch experience. Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by C Lazy U’s executive chef. Meals change daily and incorporate local ingredients such as Rocky Mountain trout!
Lodging

C Lazy U Luxury Guest Ranch

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Colorado's premier guest ranch and vacation destination since 1919, providing a high level of personalized service, first-class amenities, gourmet meals and upscale accommodations. Surrounded by... Read More

Insider's Tip

Make it an Adventure:

If you want to do something a little different, reserve a luxury glamping experience in the ranch's Conestoga wagon. It comes complete with a king bed and twin bunk for a comfortable night of camping. Sit around the fire pit, make s'mores and look up at the jaw-dropping sky above.

Day 4
Breakfast

Lulu City

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

On the Trail Rentals

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Rent ATVs from On the Trail Rentals which is located in the Arapaho National Forest, allowing you to leave on an ATV directly from their site.

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Lunch

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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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

Go for a Walk

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Take a stroll on Grand Lake's historic boardwalk and browse the more than 60 local shops, restaurants and galleries.
Lodging

Grand Escape Cottages

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12 Cottages located in the historic town of Grand Lake

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Day 5
Breakfast

The HUB Coffee and Cones

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The HUB is the local's hangout! We proudly serve Coda Coffee and their Farm To Cup program. Espresso drinks, pastries, gluten free products, local homemade burritos and chili, bagels, and Miyachi's... Read More
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

Cafe at Trail Ridge

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Stop by the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road to enjoy lunch at the cafe and pick up a souvenir from the gift shop. You can also pack a lunch and eat here while taking in panoramic views of... Read More
Activity

Trail Ridge Road

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Slices through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. Read More
Dinner

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
Activity

Take a Hike

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With picturesque views of Mount Baldy, this easy hike leads to Adams Falls and has minimal elevation gain.
Lodging

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge

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Shadowcliff is an educational, not-for-profit lodge and retreat center nestled in the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. We offer lodge rooms, hostel beds and cabins for rent from... Read More

Day 6
Breakfast

O’s Wild Bear Tavern

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O’s Wild Bear Tavern serves breakfast classics daily with dishes ranging from breakfast burritos to scrambles. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with beautiful views of Mount Baldy. Read More
Activity

Hike Elk Mountain Trail

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Reward yourself with panoramic views of Grand County and Rocky Mountain National Park on the 4.2-mile hike to the peak of Elk Mountain.
Lunch

The Parshall Inn

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We are the last honky tonk on the edge of forever. Come by and enjoy the best burgers in town, and relax with a cold beer from our new draft system! 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

Dinner

Dean Public House

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Community-style seating in a historic Stagecoach Stop. A weekly rotating mountain tapas-style menu provides and new and exciting experience, with hand-crafted cocktails that pair with each new... Read More

Activity

Pioneer Park

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Visit Pioneer Park, adjacent to the hot springs and play a round of disc golf or follow the walking paths along the Colorado River. Read More
Lodging

Canyon Motel

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AAA, free WiFi, TV, cable, kitchenettes and right by Hot Springs Read More
Day 7
Breakfast

Moose Cafe

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Great old school cafe. Now that's a breakfast! If your driving to Steamboat and miss this location you better turn back! Read More
Activity

Spend the Morning on the Water

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Just north of Kremmling likes Wolford Mountain Reservoir. With tons of space for water recreation, rent a pontoon boat from the marina and spend the morning fishing for trout. If you don't have your lake-legs, relax along the shore.
Lunch

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

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Family-owned Mexican restaurant in Kremmling, Colorado. Read More
Activity

Rusty Spurr Ranch

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Rusty Spurr Ranch gives visitors a true American West horseback riding experience. Book a one-, two- or three-hour trail ride for magnificent views of the Rockies. Authentic cattle drives are... Read More

Dinner

The Dean West Restaurant & Brewstillery

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Stop for an after-dinner drink or have your whole meal at the world's first brewstillery and restaurant designed to make you feel like your in a pub in your own hometown. Read More
Activity

Colorado River Headwaters Scenic and Historic Byway

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Follows the Colorado River from Grand Lake to State Bridge. Read More
Lodging

Muddy Creek Cabins

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Muddy Creek Cabins are ten individual cabins on eight acres centrally located at the base of the famous Kremmling Cliffs.

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