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mountain bikers is primarily intermediate/ advanced, thus beginners are encouraged to stick with the beginner loop. Please do not approach wildlife! In addition, the Grand Lake Metropolitan Recreation District offers a variety of activities for adults and children. Enroll in youth or adult tennis programs, or channel your inner competitor in one of the adult pickleball leagues. 970-627-8936, www.grandlakerecreation.com. Atv/utv rentals Spirit Lake Rentals rents ATVs and single ride and side-by-side UTVs (RZR), which are a thrilling way to take in the beauty of the northern Colorado Rockies. They will outfit your rig with a tank of gas, provide a helmet and maps. You will need to supply protective eyewear, long pants, sturdy shoes, and rain gear. ATV renters must be 18 years old, RZR renters must be 21. Rates vary depending on duration and vehicle. The trails are generally rideable in early June through early October. 970-627-9288, www.spiritlakerentals.com. family fun Abundant outdoor activities for the entire family are offered during the summer at YMCA of the Rockies/Snow Mountain Ranch, just 17 miles from Grand Lake. Mountain biking, horseback riding, sand volleyball, zip line, hiking, canoeing, mini golf, disc golf, tennis, archery, a unique summer tubing hill, and a challenge/ropes course are offered on the property. White-water rafting is available on the nearby Colorado River. There are also numerous indoor activities. Day passes are $20 adults, $10 children. 970- 887-2152, www.snowmountainranch.org. Geocaching Event Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor, treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (the container) hidden at the location. If you take something from the geocache, you are expected to leave something in its place. The fun factor in this game of hide and seek are the challenges associated with where a cache is hidden. Across the Divide GeoTour, a Centennial GeoAdventure in Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Estes Park, is a collection of geocaches that takes cachers on a tour of these three sites, exploring the “Wildlife, Wilderness, Wonder” of the area. One hundred caches will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the park. Download a passport for the geotour and begin your adventure. Return with your passport to receive collectable commemorative coins and other special recognition and prizes. For complete details visit www.grandlakechamber.com/geocache. Erik Stensland’s Images of R M N P On display at the Grand Lake Art Gallery, the Trail Ridge Store and 203 Park Lane, Estes Park. 970.586.4352 | www.ImagesofRMNP.com For expanded information, visit our website e www.GrandLakeChamber.com 19


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