The Grand Tour: 7 Days in Grand County

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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. 

Day
1
Winter Park Flyfisher Photo
Activity
Winter Park Flyfisher

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…

Lunch
Pepe Osaka's Fishtaco Tequila Bar and Grill
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…
Activity
Trestle Bike Park

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?

Dinner
Sushi Nama
Dine indoors or on the patio at Sushi Nama in Cooper Creek Square. Order from a menu of fresh and innovative sushi dishes.
Activity
Cooper Creek Square
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…
Lodging
Trailhead Inn

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…

Day
2
Activity
Grand Adventure Balloon Tours

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

Colorado's Premier Mountain Balloon Ride is the closest to Denver, Boulder, Fort…

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

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

Activity
Walk the Fraser River Trail

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

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

Activity
History Park
Learn about Colorado pioneers and historical figures on a walk through History Park in Fraser. The park features multiple sculptures by artist Jim…
Lodging
Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains

Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains offers a variety of unique lodging styles including furnished mountain cabins, glamping, tent camping, and full…

Day
3
Breakfast
Java Lava Cafe
Grab a specialty coffee or some of our delicious breakfast before getting out in the Colorado sun.
Activity
Grand Elk Golf Club

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…

Lunch
Debbie's Drive In
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…
Activity
Treat Yourself

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

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

Colorado's premier guest ranch and vacation destination since 1919, providing a high level of personalized service, first-class amenities, gourmet…

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
Lulu City serves up coffee, doughnuts and gelato every day from 7am-7pm.
Activity
On the Trail Rentals

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.

Lunch
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

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

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
Go for a Walk

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

Lodging
Arrowhead Cabins of Grand Lake

Wonderful historic cabins for rent right in the heart of downtown Grand Lake, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day
5
Breakfast
The HUB Coffee and Cones
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…
Activity
Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Just north of Grand Lake, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center welcomes visitors to the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Find information and maps…
Lunch
Cafe at Trail Ridge
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…
Dinner
The World's End Brewpub and Inn
A family-run inn and brew pub near Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand Lake
Activity
Take a Hike

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

Lodging
Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge

Shadowcliff is an educational, not-for-profit lodge and retreat center nestled in the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. We offer lodge…

Day
6
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
Hike Elk Mountain Trail

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
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!
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…

Dinner
Dean Public House

Community-style seating in a historic Stagecoach Stop. A weekly rotating mountain tapas-style menu provides and new and exciting experience, with…

Activity
Pioneer Park
Visit Pioneer Park, adjacent to the hot springs and play a round of disc golf or follow the walking paths along the Colorado River.
Lodging
Canyon Motel
AAA, free WiFi, TV, cable, kitchenettes and right by Hot Springs
Day
7
Breakfast
Moose Cafe
Great old school cafe. Now that's a breakfast! If your driving to Steamboat and miss this location you better turn back!
Activity
Spend the Morning on the Water

Just north of Kremmling lies 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
Family-owned Mexican restaurant in Kremmling, Colorado.
Activity
Rusty Spurr Ranch

Rusty Spurr Ranch gives visitors a true American West horseback riding experience. Book a one-, two- or three-hour trail ride for magnificent…

Dinner
The Dean West Restaurant & Brewstillery
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…
Activity
Colorado River Headwaters Scenic and Historic Byway
Follows the Colorado River from Grand Lake to State Bridge.
Lodging
Muddy Creek Cabins

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