7 days in Grand Lake & Estes Park Itinerary

7 days in Grand Lake & Estes Park Itinerary

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7 days in Grand Lake & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Grand Lake
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Grand Lake
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Grand Lake

3
nights
Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Lake: Phoenix Gold Mine (in Idaho Springs), River Rafting & Tubing (in Kremmling) and Winter Park Winery (in Fraser). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort, trek along Adams Falls Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Lake trip builder tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Grand Lake. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in August, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Phoenix Gold Mine, Winter Park Resort, River Rafting & Tubing, Adams Falls Trail, Winter Park Winery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. On the 11th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Estes Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in August, expect nights in Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, around 56°F, while days are much warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway