10 Reasons to Love Grand County on Earth Day

On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we have been inspired by this OutThere Colorado article. Give it a read, then check out our top ten list of natural escapes in Grand County!

  1. Byers Peak: This high alpine summit dominates the backdrop of the Fraser Valley and is accessible through an 8.5-mile strenuous hike.
  2. Colorado River: Not only does Grand County serve as the headwaters of this mighty western river, but it also offers unparalleled fly-fishing and white water rafting within our limits.
  3. Continental Divide Trail: Serving as the divide between the Pacific and Atlantic watersheds the Continental Divide Trail also does not disappoint with spectacular views and high alpine tundras.
  4. Grand Lake: The deepest and largest natural body of water in the state provides some of the best summer recreation opportunities and also serves as the less populated western entrance to beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.
  5. Hot Sulphur Springs: Sit back and relax in these rejuvenating natural hot springs in the center of Grand County.
  6. Lone Eagle Peak: Known as Colorado's most dramatic summit, Lone Eagle Peak serves as an extremely pronounced backdrop in the lesser-traveled Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The peak itself can be viewed after a long 14-mile round-trip trek starting at the Monarch Lake trailhead.
  7. Lost Lake: A beautifully secluded gem, Lost Lake can be accessed off of Willow Creek Pass north of Granby. After a 7 mile drive on a 4WD road and a short one-mile hike, this natural beauty awaits.
  8. Rocky Mountain National Park: One of the most popular National Parks in the country, Rocky Mountain National Park offers endless outdoor opportunities in a pristine setting. Grand County's western access is also the far less populated option for visitation.
  9. Wolford Mountain Area: Located outside of Kremmling, the Wolford Mountain Area is an off-road paradise. This area also dries out before the rest of the county and can serve as a spring escape for mountain bikers.
  10. Winter Park Resort: Offering year-round recreation opportunities, Winter Park Resort provides the most developed outdoor activities in the county. There is no lack of year-round adventure with skiing in winter and downhill mountain biking in the summer.