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How to Make the Most of a Winter Visit to Grand Lake Lodge!

Published: December 30, 2021

Nestled in Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounded by the jagged mountain peaks of the Continental Divide, you will find the picture-perfect backdrop to start your winter getaway.

At Grand Lake Lodge, you can take time to appreciate the quiet, incredible natural scenery and venture to hike to the Green Mountain Trail to Big Meadows. The park is also one of the best spots for viewing wildlife such as elk, moose, fox, and various bird species.

Just down the street at the Grand Lake Nordic Center, you can enjoy a night ski event, where locals and tourists gather to enjoy torch-lit trails and a bonfire featuring adult beverages.

Did you know? Grand Lake is also known as the “Snowmobiling Capital of Colorado,” so it’s a great winter destination to satisfy your need for adrenaline or pick up a new skill. Check out Snowmobile Rentals

Must-Have Items For A Winter Vacation

Before you start planning for your winter adventure, here are a few items you need to think about having to make your trip warm, cozy, and enjoyable. Some may sound obvious, but we bet they are forgotten from time to time:

  • Pick the right clothes to keep you warm. Layers are KEY to staying warm in cold climates. Average Grand Lake Winter: December: 31° Fahrenheit. January: 32° Fahrenheit. February: 36° Fahrenheit.
  • Invest in a pair of good snow boots. It will make your winter experience exponentially better.
  • Thermal layers are perfect for slipping under your denim pants or sweater for added warmth!
  • Bring a winter hat, scarf, wool socks, gator, and suitable gloves to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Other items you want to include are a good lip balm and hand cream. Lips are susceptible during winter.

Now that you have these handy tips, you will be able to relax and enjoy your Grand Lake winter trip. With so many ways to enjoy Grand Lake, book a visit to our newly winterized bungalows, settle in, and make your way down to the frozen paradise for making memories that will last a lifetime!

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