- The list below includes 63 free or cheap things to do in or near Grand Lake, Colorado, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like Marinas, Hiking Trails, Bowling and History Museums.
- From Adams Falls Trail to The Beach at Grand Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Grand Lake and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Estes Park, Fraser, Granby and Winter Park.
Adams Falls Lake is a trail located in the Rocky Mountain National Park near the Grand Lake and provides an easy hike up to the Adams Falls. The trail is also equipped with a wooden bridge and a number of guard rails and ropes.
Situated near dense foliage, The Beach at Grand Lake offers the best of both worlds with its sandy shoreline and forest views. The beach is popular for fishing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and relaxing on the sand.
Grand Lake Visitor Center offers visitors helpful information about the local area coupled with many suggestions regarding the local attractions which include wooden sidewalks, old historic buildings, the lakefront with an old preserved boathouse, among many others.
Open throughout the year, Timber Creek Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park features 98 camp sites on a first come, first served basis. Visitors can purchase firewood at the camp ground, and restrooms are available.
The Trail Ridge Marina is a public marina that sits next to Grand Lake and offers boat rentals, dock rentals, and mechanic services. The marina provides boating supplies, snacks, gas, and fishing gear to fishermen.
Serving local boating enthusiasts for 60 years, Grand Lakes Marina offers boat rentals and chartered cruises for groups of up to 35. The marina also has a coffee shop, The Wake, open daily during the summer season for visitors.
Featuring eight cabins for camping and beautiful landscaping with visiting wildlife, the Winding River Ranch is a great place to get away from it all or host a wedding. The ranch also features a pool, hot tub, and fire pits.