The Beautiful Town of Grand Lake, Colorado

Make Grand Lake, CO your next family getaway. Get away and get on the water!

Grand County is more than just amazing views of the Rocky Mountains...

Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Hunting, and Snowmobiling are just some of the activities Grand County and specifically the Town of Grand Lake are known for. You will have enough activities to do that will fill your time and create wonderful memories!

But don’t worry……….you don’t have to do it all the first time you visit.  Once you experience Grand Lake’s charm, we know you will be back!

We at Trail Ridge Marina wanted to put some Grand Lake information together for those looking to visit the area. Please take some time to browse this page and the rest of our website and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about Trail Ridge Marina or any Grand Lake information.

Sightseeing and Picnicking

As you cruise through the waters on Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake, be sure to keep your eye out for wildlife.  Boaters are often treated to the sights and sounds of Ospreys fishing……  It is spectacular to watch these hawks dive into the water, snatch their prey, and fly back into the air with a flopping fish.

The Trail Ridge Marina staff will provide you with a map that will point out the locations of several Osprey nesting areas.  These basket-like nests, high atop the trees, are made entirely of sticks.  Adult birds successfully raise 2 to 3 babies a season.  Because of the highly sensitive nature of these birds, it is essential never to disturb them.

There is a “no wake” speed limit on this section of Shadow Mountain Lake , which emphasizes the importance placed on the wildlife inhabiting the area.  

Wildlife from Bears and Moose to Fox and Elk

Be on the lookout for the local Grand Lake Bears, elk, deer, coyotes, badgers, marmots, and other wildlife.  It is not uncommon to see bears, elk, deer, and moose feeding along the edge of the lake or on some of the islands.  The moose often swim by our docks or walk through the parking lot!  It is a grand sight to see!  But don’t go near them—admire them from afar!

The islands and shores of Shadow Mountain Lake are dotted with excellent picnicking areas.  Be sure to arrive early, though, because prime locations fill up quickly.  There are also public docks in the town of Grand Lake to dock the boat and get lunch or stroll on the Boardwalk.