Grand Lake Area Information

Grand Lake Information

Grand Lake ValleyHolding the title of  the deepest and largest naturally formed lake in Colorado, Grand Lake was formed by glaciers and was originally settled in the mid 1800s by hunters, trappers, and miners. Some of the first local stores to set up shop in the town supplied silver prospectors with food and other goods.

Miners and other early settlers loved taking part in many of the same activities that make Grand Lake a favorite of return visitors today, such as hiking, fishing, boating, and wildlife watching.

The lake sits at an elevation of 8369 feet (2551 m) and features a public boat launch and public docks. Fed by the North and East Inlet Rivers, Grand Lake was originally named “Spirit Lake” by the Native American Ute Tribe, who believed that departed souls inhabited the waters. The lake’s 507 acres is 1.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, with a deepest point of 265 feet.

Elk bugles in Rocky Mountain National Park

There is no shortage of available activities regardless of the season. Virtually a stone’s-throw from Grand Lake is one of the most treasured outdoor spectacles in the US – Rocky Mountain National Park. The park’s entrance is a quick ten minute drive from your cabin and offers great views, wildlife spotting, and photography opportunities year-round.




Resources & Links For Grand Lake


View general information about Grand Lake including: maps, area info, events, and fun activities

Visit Grand County Website

Find info about about Grand County – From Grand Lake to Winter Park Website Grand Lake Spotlight

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Check out information about the national treasure located just 10 minutes from your cabin

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

A unique setting for live theater in the heart of Grand Lake. View upcoming shows and events

US Department of The Interior

See information about Grand Lake’s role in diverting water to Colorado’s Western Slope

Grand Lake Area Forecast

Live weather maps and forecast information for your stay at Lemmon Lodge