9 days in Clark, Walden & Grand Lake Itinerary

9 days in Clark, Walden & Grand Lake Itinerary

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9 days in Clark, Walden & Grand Lake Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Lake
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Denver


Clark ©
Clark is an unincorporated community and U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Elk River Guest Ranch. On your second day here, stroll through Steamboat Lake Marina and then admire the majestic nature at Steamboat Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Clark trip planner .

Denver to Clark is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in June; daily highs in Clark reach 78°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Walden.

Things to do in Clark

Parks Transportation Tours
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Steamboat Lake State Park ©
Steamboat Lake State Park
Elk River Guest Ranch ©
Elk River Guest Ranch
Steamboat Lake Marina ©
Steamboat Lake Marina


Walden ©
The Town of Walden is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in Jackson County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Fall River Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Ames Monument (in Buford) and Laramie (Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Medicine Bow National Forest, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at State Forest State Park, identify plant and animal life at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at North Park Pioneer Museum, Opens May 30th for the Summer, and explore and take pictures at Snowy Range Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Walden day trip planning website .

Getting from Clark to Walden by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Clark, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Walden, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Walden

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Laramie, Ames Monument, Old Fall River Road, Snowy Range Scenic Byway
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Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
State Forest State Park ©
State Forest State Park

Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Kremmling). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Kauffman House Museum, explore by horseback at Winding River Resort Stables, and look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Walden to Grand Lake in 1.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Walden in June: highs in Grand Lake hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road, High Country Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing