Grand Lake: Sapphire Gem of the Rockies
Selected as a preferred destination for weekend visitors or for people searching for their next waterside residence, Grand Lake was ranked No. 4 on Boatline’s list of the best lake towns in the United States. Grand Lake, a picturesque waterfront haven in the mountains, features just as much to do on land as it does in the water.
If you’re visiting Grand Lake in the heat of the summer but you’re hesitant to play in the 65-degree water, there is no shortage of other activities. Stay outdoors and have fun with go-karts, mini golf, horseback riding and ATV tours. Are indoor activities more your speed? Enjoy strolling along the charming downtown boardwalk. There, you’ll find locally-owned gift shops, clothing boutiques, jewelers, lots of dining options and several shops where you can cool off with an ice cream cone.
The Main Attraction
Located just one block from the much-to-see, much-to-do downtown, the public beach at the lake is a main attraction. This time of year, visitors swim, boat, paddle, fish, sunbathe and picnic along its shores. You’ll see pontoon boats, sailboats, fishing boats, pedal boats and sport boats all cutting through the blue waters of the lake, surrounded by stunning views of the sky-reaching hills of lush green forest. It’s also the perfect place for kayaking and canoeing, and there’s ample opportunity for stand-up paddleboarding either on your own or by way of a tour.
Plan Your Visit
Grand Lake is a glorious and can’t-miss summer destination for Coloradans and out-of-state visitors alike. For more information about Grand Lake and to plan your next trip, visit gograndlake.com.