TripAdvisor names Grand Lake as a top destination for northwest Colorado |

TripAdvisor names Grand Lake as a top destination for northwest Colorado

North Inlet Trail in Grand Lake.
Cindy Kleh / Special to the Sky-Hi News |

Grand Lake is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and in late November it was recognized by the travel review website TripAdvisor as one of top destinations in the state.

TripAdvisor, which regularly publishes its own lists of top resorts, attractions and accommodations for various categories across the globe, published a list of top weekend getaways across the state, broken down into four geographical regions. The picturesque village of Grand Lake was selected as one of four destination locations for the state’s northwest region alongside Steamboat Springs, Aspen and Beaver Creek.

“Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is aptly known as the ‘Western Gateway’ to the Rockies,” wrote TripAdvisor of Grand County’s northern most community. “Because of its close proximity to the wilderness, it’s one of the best weekend getaways in Colorado for an itinerary full of adventure.”

While Grand Lake is predominately known for its summer tourist season TripAdvisor highlighted the community’s winter pastimes, recommending visitors strap on cross-country skis or rent a snowmobile to, “explore the area’s large network of trails no matter the weather.” TripAdvisor also highlights the community’s famed theater, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, for indoor entertainment.

“Whether you like to ski, hike, or just take in the jaw-dropping mountain scenery with a craft beer in hand, you’ll find the perfect weekend getaway in Colorado,” stated representatives from TripAdvisor.

This is not the first time Grand Lake has been selected for a notable list on a popular travel website. Earlier this year in June the Viewfinder blog on accommodation booking website Expedia selected Grand Lake as the 10th most beautiful town in America.

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