Welcome to Grand Lake
As the western gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is a foil to the bustling hub of Estes Park. The charming downtown historic district has a number of friendly local cafes and art galleries. The namesake lake – with a yacht club founded in 1901 – is deep-blue glorious, and offers a different suite of recreational thrills in the summer. An amble along the boardwalk lining Grand Ave is pleasant, with a hodgepodge of corny souvenir shops, decent restaurants, T-shirt stores and a few character-filled bars.