Grand Lake

Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado. It is at the headwaters of the Colorado River and receives all of its water from Rocky Mountain National Park which surrounds three sides of the lake. Grand Lake is on the western slope of the Continental Divide. The official Continental Divide Trail runs right through Grand Lake Village. The alpine lake lies peacefully at 8,369 feet above sea level. One can enjoy going by boat from Grand Lake to Shadow Mountain Lake. There is a interconnecting water channel between the two lakes which flows strongly (free of ice) even in the depths of winter. 

In addition to the public beach, fishing and boat docking areas in the heart of Grand Lake Village, there are also two more fine parks along Grand Lake. One is at the far east end where there is a boat launch and a popular trail head to Adams Falls and points beyond all the way to the top of Mount Baldy and/or around to its mythical back side. Another terrific park is Point Park where the Channel meets Grand Lake.
This park has picnic tables, excellent fishing and picture perfect views.

Click here for a tour of Shadow Mountain Lake
Click here for a tour of the Boardwalk, Town Square, and Beach