Grand County Activities


  • Scenic Drives
  • Geocaching
  • Balloon Adventure
  • Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking & Climbing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Ranger-led Programs
  • Horseback Riding

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Surrounding Arapaho National Forest have hiking adventures for every age and skill level.

Fishing of all Types

With miles of rivers, including the Colorado river headwaters, Grand County fly fishing is the envy of the world. The best fly fishing in Arapaho National Forest can be found right below the nearby dam. Fish all three lakes from the shore or a boat, or try your hand at ice fishing. Trout is best caught at the beginning of summer, with the best time to catch salmon being late in the summer. Sport fishing has become quite popular on the lake for its diverse trout species and kokanee salmon. The reservoir provides a healthy fishery for Mackinaw (or Lake Trout), cutthroat, rainbow, brook and brown trout, as well as with arctic grayling and splake.


All 3 lakes are located within 5 minutes of our lodge. There are many different marinas to rent from that have pontoon boats, fishing equipment, and small power boats. North Shore Resort guests have access to a canoe, paddleboat, or one of four kayaks.


Release Waiver for Non-Motorized Watercraft

Horseback Riding

Join the fun of horseback riding in Colorado through miles and miles of scenic trails in the most spectacular country you can imagine. Horseback riding is the ideal way to fully appreciate the majestic Rocky Mountains, and all they have to offer. There are 3 stables within a few minutes of the lodge, fun for every age and skill level.


There are two ski resorts in the area. Ski Granby Ranch is a family style resort just 15 miles from the cabins, and Winter Park is only a 35 minute drive. Both resorts offer full rental and lesson services.


Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced operator, the 140 miles of groomed snowmobiling trails in the area are the best around! Bring your own or rent a machine to explore the scenic pine forest backcountry - there are many rental shops throughout the county. We'll help you with discounted rentals at our partner agencies! Beginners might want to start with an escorted tour to enjoy the views. Nearby trails offer a variety of terrain types and fantastic views from within Arapahoe National Forest.

Wildlife Viewing

When it comes to Grand Lake’s diversity of wildlife, what you see today has changed very little in the past century: Elk, deer, yellow-bellied marmots, coyotes, beaver, black bear, eagles, red-tailed hawks, osprey, stellar jays and hummingbirds, are just an example of some of the wildlife that can be seen in this area. We frequently enjoy seeing moose, red fox, chipmunks and ground squirrels right on the property!


There are 4 local 18 hole courses within 20 minutes of the cabins. Grand Lake Golf Course, Golf Granby Ranch, Pole Creek Golf Course, and Grand Elk Golf Course. All offer amazing views that are unrivaled in North America.