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Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. The population was 471 at the 2010 census.Established in 1881, Grand Lake sits at an elevation of and derives its name from the lake on whose shores it is situated: Grand Lake, the largest natural body of water in Colorado. The town of Grand Lake was originally an outfitting and supply point for the mining settlements of Lulu City, Teller City, and Gaskill, but today is a tourist destination adjacent to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, which surrounds the lake and the town on three sides. Grand Lake was the Grand County seat of government from 1882-1888. It was incorporated on June 23, 1944.GeographyGrand Lake is located in northeastern Grand County at . U.S. Route 34 runs through the western side of the town, entering Rocky Mountain National Park just north of town and leading across the mountains to Estes Park. To the southwest, US 34 leads to Granby.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7km2, all of it land.ClimateDue to its elevation, Grand Lake has a subalpine climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc) with a short growing season, averaging just 49 days per year. Temperatures are chilly at night even through the summer months, and only three months have an average temperature of above.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Grand Lake and add them to your vacation plans using our United States online sightseeing planner.
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