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Rocky Mountain National Park

On the north edge of Grand Lake, Colorado, sits Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the most spectacular and popular national parks in the United States. There is 359 miles of trails, originating from 35 trailheads, and the highest continuous paved road in the United States, Trail Ridge Road, connects Grand Lake to Estes park and reaches 12,183 feet (in the summer time). There are 60 species of mammals, including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, black bears and coyote.

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Boating

Grand Lake Marina

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Located on the shores of Grand Lake, Colorado the historic Grand Lake Marina has been the reliable choice for lake recreation since 1955. Rent your own pontoon boat, Whaler, kayak, or canoe and enjoy stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide. Also offers chartered sunset party cruise for up to 30 people with catering available.

Trail Ridge Marina

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Located on Shadow Mountain Lake the Trail Ridge Marina offers single and two-person Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Pontoon Boats, Fishing Boats, and Pleaser Boats.

Highland Marina on Lake Granby

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Renting a boat from Highland Marina on Lake Granby can be a way to see the head waters of the Colorado river. They mainly offer pontoon boats to rent.

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Fishing

Rocky Mountain Outfitters

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters you can get bait & tackle, equipment rentals, and even guided trips.

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Golfing

Grand Lake Golf Course

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This is classic and quintessential Rocky Mountain golf at its best. Grand Lake’s beautifully maintained course designed by Dick Phelps with rolling fairways and subtle greens surrounded by lodge pole pines, aspens and colorful native flora, offers a world class setting with panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and Rocky Mountain National Park. Moose, elk, deer, fox, chipmunks and squirrels are often spectators during a round and add to a memorable, unique mountain golf experience.

ATV

ATV rides

On the Trail Rentals

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Grand Lake Colorado’s only ATV and snowmobile rental located on the trail! All rides are completely unguided through 130 miles of scenic groomed trails in the Arapahoe National Forest. On the Trail is 10 minutes away from the Gateway Inn.

Spirit Lake ATV Rentals

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Unguided trips you ride at your own pace. The local trail system in the Arapahoe National Forest has over 130 miles of dirt roads and trails for your riding fun. For them you do have to pick them up and drop them off which is located about 15 minutes away from the Gateway Inn and 20 minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park.

Grand Adventures

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Grand Adventures does guide off-road vehicle adventures, which takes you in the Winter Parks Arapahoe National Forest with their Continental Divide Tour.

Horseback Ride

High Country Trails

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Start your ride in the country at Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch, 7 Miles from Granby. Customized rides take 1-6 hours. They take time with each customer to make sure they go on the ride they’ll enjoy. Their favorite trail takes you to top of the mountain where you have an overview over Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Grand Lake.

Theatre

Entertainment/Art

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

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When the sun goes down in Grand Lake, the spotlight shines on this Rocky Mountain gem. RMRT presents high-quality Broadway musicals while showcasing the nation’s top young talent. Over 1,200 actors audition for RMRT each year, making this theatre a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all. Musicals rotate each day of the week, all season long, offering something for everyone. Show-stopping singing and dancing, and award-winning production values make this a must-see. A state-of-the-art theatre, combined with a growing list of Broadway alums, has made RMRT a wildly popular destination for years. This is the perfect evening attraction for families, casual travelers, and avid theatre goers.

Rafting

Rafting

Mad Adventures

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Mad Adventures has two different locations for rafting. They do the Clear Creek which drops from the mountains just west of Denver. Then there is their Upper Colorado Rafting trip which is located near the headwaters of the Colorado River and the western side of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Mountain Biking & More

Granby Ranch Resort

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Granby Ranch Resort is located 19.2 miles away from the Gateway Inn. This resort is perfect for beginners and kids. The downhill course is suited for experienced mountain bikers while their cross-country trails are best for beginners.

Winter Park Resort

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Winter Park Resort is located 35.3 miles away from the Gateway Inn. This resort is known for its miles of mountain biking trails and thrilling rides through Trestle Bike Park, over 40 miles of trails for all ages and abilities. Winter Park Resort offers a lot more then just mountain biking. There is the Alpine Slide, Putt-Putt Golf, Climbing Wall, Human Maze, and Bungee.

Gateway Inn would like to send out a special thanks to the people/companies who allowed us to use their photos for the summer activities. Especially Andrew E Russell for the RMNP photo, Mark Byzewski for the Elk photo, Grand Lake Golf Course for the golf photos, and MAD Adventures/Grand Adventures for the ATV and Rafting photos.

Gateway Inn would like to send out a special thanks to the people/companies who allowed us to use their photos for the summer activities. Especially Andrew E Russell for the RMNP photo, Mark Byzewski for the Elk photo, Don Graham on Flikr.com for the Grand Lake boating photo, Grand Lake Golf Course for the golf photos, and MAD Adventures/Grand Adventures for the ATV and Rafting photos.

 
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