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even more Summer activities Camping Pack up the backpack, tent, camper, or RV and check in to the ultimate room with a view. Whether you prefer the amenities of a nearby alpine village or a backcountry adventure is more your style, you can wake up to the sounds of nature, breathe in the fresh Rocky Mountain air, and view spectacular scenery and wildlife right outside your door. Grand Lake and the surrounding areas offer a variety of camping accommodations. Arapaho National Forest/Arapaho National Recreation Area, has several campgrounds along the shores of the nearby lakes. There is also dispersed camping throughout the national forest. For more details, contact the Sulphur Ranger District office in Granby. 970-887-4100, www.fs.usda.gov. Rocky Mountain National Park, administered by the National Park Service, puts you in the heart of one of America’s national treasures. Rocky Mountain National Park hosts six accessible campgrounds. Only one campground, Timber Creek Campground, is on the west side of the park near Grand Lake, often considered the quieter side of the park. Timber Creek is first-come, first-served, tent camping, RV camping, picnic tables, toilets, drinking water. Fee. Kawuneechee Visitor Center, 970-586-1206, www.nps.gov/romo. Private campgrounds in the Grand Lake area offer a variety of amenities and activities to create the perfect family vacation. Elk Creek Campground is a private campground bordering RMNP. Ranked a favorite on Trip Advisor, it offers spacious RV sites, a tipi and cabins for rent, playground, trout pond, arcade, WiFi, renovated showers and bathrooms. A moose might even walk through! 970-627-8502, www.elkcreekcamp.com. Winding River Resort offers camping on the north fork of the Colorado River, bordering RMNP. Whether you’re in a tent or an RV, all the sites have picturesque views. There are also cabins and lodge rooms. If you like to travel with your horse, there are horse runs at the campsites. Showers, restrooms, and laundry. 970-627-3215, www.windingriverresort.com. Hiking How lucky is Grand Lake to have Adams Falls on everyone’s “must see” list? The East Inlet trailhead, which includes the short hike to Adams Falls, is only a short distance from downtown Grand Lake. The National Park Service’s historic work to provide a naturalistic trail is evident and is a hike that everyone will love. You will walk through wooded aspen and pine groves until you reach an impressive waterfall that drops a series of steps, 55ft through a gorge. Round trip for the falls is two miles. No dogs allowed as it is in RMNP. Miles of trails There are 15 miles of dog-friendly hiking and mountain biking trails, with four picturesque picnic areas on district recreation land. Wind your way around lakes and meadows, bordered by the majestic peaks of RMNP. The trail system for 18 2 0 1 5 G R A N D L A K E G U E S T G U I D E ®


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