Summer Activities

Hiking & Wild Life Watching

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.


Grand Lake Golf Course

This is classic and quintessential Rocky Mountain golf at its best offering 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.

Horseback Ridge

Winding River Resort Trail Rides

Explore the scenic trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, where you’ll find blooming mountain flowers, playful wildlife, and tranquil streams. Enjoy one or two-hour rides along the Colorado River.


Grand Lake Marina

Located on the shores of Grand Lake. 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

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

Grand Lake Marina & Boaters Choice

Grand Lake Marina & Boater’s Choice, situated in the heart of Grand Lake, offers a variety of boat rental options for your perfect day on the water. Conveniently located next to a cozy coffee shop, you can easily grab your favorite beverage before setting sail on the lake.


Kirks Flyshop

Kirks Flyshop you can get bait & tackle, equipment rentals, and even guided trips. Enjoy the views from the boat and fish Colorado’s Largest Natural Lake. Ice fishing is also available.


Mad Adventures

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.

ATV Ridges

On the Trail Rentals

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.

Grand Adventures

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

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