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Grand County in the Winter

Grand County in the Winter
3 days
Thick forests and the good old Colorado work-hard, play-harder attitude define mountainous Grand County, home to Winter Park, Grand Lake, Granby, Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs. World-renowned hot springs, working guest ranches and Rocky Mountain National Park are just the tip of the winter iceberg.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
Activity

Kawuneeche Visitor Center

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Just north of the town of Grand Lake, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center welcomes visitors to the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Here you will find park information and maps, backcountry... Read More

Lunch

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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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
Dinner

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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Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

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"Colorado's Premier Summer Musical Company" - Denver Post. When the sun goes down in Grand Lake, the spotlight shines on this Rocky Mountain gem. RMRT presents high-quality Broadway musicals... Read More

Lodging

Western Riviera Lakeside Lodging & Events

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On Grand Lake we offer lakeside motel rooms, cabins, condos, and a wedding venue with breathtaking views of mountain vistas reflecting on Colorado's largest natural lake at the west entrance to... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Rise & Shine Bakery Cafe

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Rise & Shine Bakery Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, fresh baked pastries, pies and bread along with espresso, dine-in and to-go orders in Winter Park, CO. Read More
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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and an array of winter... Read More

Lunch

Heck's Tavern

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Heck's offers an exceptional taste of inventive ranch fare, from crafty cocktails and hand-selected wines from our private cellar, to crave-worthy dishes eloquently inspired by fresh, on-ranch... Read More

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Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies

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Offers affordable cabins and yurts, meals and family activities. Enjoy Nordic skiing, skating, horseback riding, swimming, climbing wall, hiking, biking and much more with outstanding views in... Read More

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Hernando's Pizza Pub

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We offer fresh homemade pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Resonable prices and fun! Read More
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Hideaway Park Brewery

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Hideaway Park Brewery was started to fill the niche of a small gathering place for friends and acquaintances. Stop in and have a pint, come alone or bring your friends, there's sure to be... Read More

Lodging

Latigo Dude Ranch and Nordic Ski Ranch

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Voted one of the 10 Best Cross Country Ski Centers by USA Today. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding in winter at Latigo is wonderful. Latigo Ranch is secluded, scenic, and small (25... Read More

Day 3
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
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Grand Adventures Snowmobile & Off-Road Tours and Rentals

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Ride the Divide up 12,000ft! Experience Coloradoʼs backcountry like you never have before with Grand Adventures guided and unguided snowmobile rentals. Located in Winter Park, Fraser and Grand... Read More

Lunch

Mountain Rose Cafe

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Outstanding small little place in Winter Park. The server and the cook both were very cordial and could not have been nicer. Read More
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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

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant

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The Historic Rapids Lodge (1915), along the Tonahutu River, offers the most varied accommodations in Grand Lake: Lodge Guest Rooms, Pet-Friendly Cabins and Condominiums for up to 8 people.... Read More

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Winter Park Mountain Lodge

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With 110 rooms, Winter Park Mountain Lodge is a great hotel for mountain adventures. Located directly across from the Winter Park Ski Resort, the hotel features comfortable hotel rooms and... Read More