How To Unwind In Grand County This Summer

How To Unwind In Grand County This Summer



Grand County is full of adventure and excitement. There are countless activities to do and you could stay busy all day every day, but what should you do when you are ready to relax and unwind? The following ideas offer something for everyone, from a soak in hot springs to a hot air balloon ride.  

1) Rent A Boat on Grand Lake

You can rent any kind of water craft to enjoy the scenic Grand Lake. Whether you want to relax with family on a pontoon, take a fishing excursion, or glide quietly along the lake in a kayak, there is a boat rental for you. Avoid the stress of having to haul and launch your own boats and rent a boat from Grand Lake Marina. If driving a boat is also stressful, the marina offers the options of hiring a skipper to drive the boat for you so that you can sit back and savor the lake. 

2) Theater

If you love theater, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is the perfect place to relax and unwind. This lovely theater in downtown Grand Lake produces on top notch shows and musicals. After a day enjoying the slopes or hiking, this comfortable theater is the ideal place to relax and take in some culture. 

3) Hot Springs

Enjoy a soak in the hot springs at Hot Sulfur Springs Resort in the town of Hot Sulfur Springs. This resort offers 21 different pools including a private pool and kids pools. You can combine your relaxing soak with a body treatment, message or facial.  Slow down and relieve any tension in a warm pool with gorgeous surroundings. 

4) Golf

If you want to enjoy a round of golf, there are four courses to choose from in Grand County. Each course offers breathtaking views in all directions. The cool, dry, high mountain air provides the ideal temperature for enjoying a day on the course, enjoying the sun. 

5) Hot Air Balloon Tour

Experience a new perspective and see the sun rise like never before. Every morning Grand Adventures Balloon Tours takes off and offers a view of the sunrise while soaring over the trees and plains of Grand County. You can catch glimpses and views of Winter Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the quiet of the morning while sailing over a beautiful landscape. 

6) Quieter Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

According to the Grand County Website, “On average, nearly 3 million people visit Rocky Mountain National Park a year. Of those 3 million, 2.4 million visitors flow into the Park from the east side.”  You can take advantage of the road less traveled by entering the park on t

Grand County is full of adventure and excitement. There are countless activities to do and you could stay busy all day every day, but what should you do when you are ready to relax and unwind? The following ideas offer something for everyone, from a soak in hot springs to a hot air balloon ride.

1) Rent A Boat on Grand Lake

You can rent any kind of water craft to enjoy the scenic Grand Lake. Whether you want to relax with family on a pontoon, take a fishing excursion, or glide quietly along the lake in a kayak, there is a boat rental for you. Avoid the stress of having to haul and launch your own boats and rent a boat from Grand Lake Marina. If driving a boat is also stressful, the marina offers the options of hiring a skipper to drive the boat for you so that you can sit back and savor the lake. 

2) Theater

If you love theater, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is the perfect place to relax and unwind. This lovely theater in downtown Grand Lake produces on top notch shows and musicals. After a day enjoying the slopes or hiking, this comfortable theater is the ideal place to relax and take in some culture. 

3) Hot Springs

Enjoy a soak in the hot springs at Hot Sulfur Springs Resort in the town of Hot Sulfur Springs. This resort offers 21 different pools including a private pool and kids pools. You can combine your relaxing soak with a body treatment, message or facial.  Slow down and relieve any tension in a warm pool with gorgeous surroundings. 

4) Golf

If you want to enjoy a round of golf, there are four courses to choose from in Grand County. Each course offers breathtaking views in all directions. The cool, dry, high mountain air provides the ideal temperature for enjoying a day on the course, enjoying the sun. 

5) Hot Air Balloon Tour

Experience a new perspective and see the sun rise like never before. Every morning Grand Adventures Balloon Tours takes off and offers a view of the sunrise while soaring over the trees and plains of Grand County. You can catch glimpses and views of Winter Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the quiet of the morning while sailing over a beautiful landscape. 

6) Quieter Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

According to the Grand County Website, “On average, nearly 3 million people visit Rocky Mountain National Park a year. Of those 3 million, 2.4 million visitors flow into the Park from the east side.”  You can take advantage of the road less traveled by entering the park on the west side. Enjoy quiet peaceful hikes and scenic drives. If hiking alone isn’t your thing, catch one of the many ranger led hikes and talks that are offered throughout the park. There are so many ways to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park, don’t miss this Colorado treasure. 

7) Trail Rides

Horseback riding is an essential part of life for the many ranchers that live and work in this region of Colorado. While for some riding a horse is a way of life, for others it is a new and enjoyable way to experience stunning trails throughout Grand County. There are a variety of outfitters that lead guided rides in Grand County. There are also overnight guest ranches that offer opportunities to ride. 

8) Wineries

If you enjoy slowly sipping fine wines, visit Winter Park Winery. This winery in Fraser offers a tasting room that can seat up to twenty. Stop in to try some of their excellent wines and take home a bottle or two. They also offer special events and music throughout the year. 

Whatever your tastes, Grand County has something for you, whether it is simply the quiet of the wilderness or sipping on excellent wine. Enjoy all Grand County has to offer, when you are ready for adventure and when you are ready to relax.


Photo: “Infinite Reflections, Grand Lake, CO First Light 8-29-12” by Don Graham



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