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Best things to do in Grand County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Come here for sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hiking and so much more. Great day trip and easy access via the west entrance to the park, just east of Lake Granby.”
365 locals recommend
Lodging
“World-class skiing and downhill mountain biking. Gondola is a great way to see the valley from the top of the resort, whether skiing, snowshoeing, biking or hiking. Even enjoy a picnic dinner with a sunset view. Options are endless at the Resort. ”
57 locals recommend
Cinema
“Catch a movie or bowl a few frames. Arcade area as well. Great spot for teens to hang out when visiting. Just about a 1/4 mile from the townhouse!”
78 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great pizza and great atmosphere. Dollar bills drawn on by patrons cover every inch of the restaurant. Take out from here is easy and delicious. Gluten free options. ”
50 locals recommend
Government Building
“A must in the summer! This entrance is way less crowded than the Estes entrance.”
30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The. Best. Food. Huge wine selection and great cocktails. But seriously, back to the food. We love this place!”
56 locals recommend
Resort
“Top notch restaurants, amazing views, working ranch with cattle, horses, and endless activities for families regardless of season. Winter time, this is the place to go for miles of groomed cross-country skiing trails for all ability levels, snowshoeing and snow biking. Sleigh rides during the holidays are magical! Summer time, enjoy horseback riding hiking, fly fishing, biking, or dining outdoors on their patio at HEX Tavern. Fall brings beautiful brisk weather and a chance to watch the Aspen change to a beautiful golden hue. Wildlife is abundant this time of year and access to activities at the ranch is easier as it is generally considered the down/mud season. Great time to fly or spin fish! ”
51 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Leans towards their Winter Park customer - more variety, higher end items in addition to everyday items (i.e. there's a sushi counter)”
27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Far nicer than the surrounds or the exterior of the building suggest. This is a great spot for a more special meal during your visit. ”
47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best casual restaurant in Grand Lake. The most consistent food and service in the area. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and has a bar with TV's to hang out in and watch a game as well.”
32 locals recommend
Ski Area
“ Skiing and related activities in the winter. Mountain biking, hiking, alpine slides, and related activities during the summer. Numerous restaurants and a resort amenities.”
20 locals recommend
Spa
“Front desk staff are pleasant. Towels are available for rent. Wear flip flops - especially in the winter. They use large amounts of rock salt everywhere. Changing rooms are modest and clean; but poorly lit and not large. It can get crowded in pools and locker areas. Pools vary in heat for children. It is one of the nation's oldest, largest and finest natural hot mineral springs resort and spa.”
27 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Great fun for the entire family! Rent tubes and ride to the top of the huge hill with the carrot lift, then whirl down the hill at incredible speeds!”
27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Can't say enough about this local hangout for a sit down breakfast. Turn right just past the Shell station in Fraser. It's the pink building! Worth the wait!”
30 locals recommend
Bar
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“A distillery pub that serves fantastic food, even better cocktails. It’s one of our favorites and an experience that shouldn’t be missed!”
27 locals recommend
General Contractor
“Family friendly ski resort with easy access to the mountain for young kids and a more affordable ski and dining experience. Also a great alternative to Winter Park for biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking. Public golf course with club house at the bottom of the hill. ”
21 locals recommend