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Grand Lake

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Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. The population was 471 at the 2010 census.Established in 1881, Grand Lake sits at an elevation of and derives its name from the lake on whose shores it is situated: Grand Lake, the largest natural body of water in Colorado. The town of Grand Lake was originally an outfitting and supply point for the mining settlements of Lulu City, Teller City, and Gaskill, but today is a tourist destination adjacent to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, which surrounds the lake and the town on three sides. Grand Lake was the Grand County seat of government from 1882-1888. It was incorporated on June 23, 1944.GeographyGrand Lake is located in northeastern Grand County at . U.S. Route 34 runs through the western side of the town, entering Rocky Mountain National Park just north of town and leading across the mountains to Estes Park. To the southwest, US 34 leads to Granby.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7km2, all of it land.ClimateDue to its elevation, Grand Lake has a subalpine climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc) with a short growing season, averaging just 49 days per year. Temperatures are chilly at night even through the summer months, and only three months have an average temperature of above.
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Spa
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Duration: 1h 30 min
The Beach at Grand Lake
Beach
The Beach at Grand Lake
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Duration: 2 hours
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Equestrian Trail
Winding River Resort Stables
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Grand Lake Nordic Center
Ski Area
Grand Lake Nordic Center
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Grand Lake

Trail Ridge Road ©
Scenic Drive
Trail Ridge Road Rocky Mountain National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Adams Falls Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Adams Falls Trail Rocky Mountain National Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Winter Park Resort ©
Ski Area
Winter Park Resort Winter Park
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Colorado Adventure Park ©
Theme Park
Colorado Adventure Park Fraser
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Grand Lake

Kauffman House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kauffman House Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Grand Lake Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Grand Lake Golf Course
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Never Summer Mountain Products ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Never Summer Mountain Products
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Outdoor Activity
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Grand Lake

Bowen Gulch Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Bowen Gulch Trail
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Grand Lake

Grand Lake Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Grand Lake Art Gallery
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Golf in Grand Lake

Lilliput Mini Golf
Golf Course
Lilliput Mini Golf
1.8
Duration: 2 hours

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