Grand County, Colorado
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Grand County, Colorado lies about 90 miles north-west of Denver, Colorado. Accessed via Interstate 70 and US Hwy 40 from the south and east, US Hwy 40 from the west, and US Hwy 34 from the north, and Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park (open June-October, weather permitting). Grand County boasts eight towns, each with its own unique feel and multi-seasonal activities. The majority of the towns in Grand County utilize US Hwy 40 as the main street through town, except Grand Lake which is just off US Hwy 34.
Winter Park is the southernmost town in Grand County. Best known for its popular ski resort – Winter Park Resort. The town of Winter Park actually lies about miles miles north of the entrance to Winter Park Resort. You’ll find plenty of dining and lodging options in both the town of Winter Park and in The Village at Winter Park Resort.
Granby is roughly the central point in the county. It lies between Fraser/Tabernash and Hot Sulphur Springs on US Hwy 40, about 15 miles north of Winter Park. Granby is home to many shops, restaurants, coffee shops and even a brewery.
Back on Hwy 40, Hot Sulphur Springs lies roughly 10 miles west of Granby. Hot Sulphur is Grand County’s seat, as well as home to (you guessed it!) a natural hot springs. Dean Public House is located in Hot Sulphur Springs. Take a drive through Byers Peak Canyon, just west of town; you might catch a peek of the California Zephyr Amtrak train.
Parshall is about 5 miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs on US Hwy 40. The main part of town is actually south of the highway, but getting a burger at the Parshall Inn (right on Hwy 40) is a must.
Kremmling is another 12 miles west of Parshall, 17 miles or so west of Hot Sulphur Springs. Kremmling is home to Middle Park Fairgrounds and Rodeo, which serves Grand County and Summit County. Make a stop at Dean West and try not only good food, but a beer from the brewery Grand Adventures Brewing, or fine spirits from the distillery Blue Valley Spirits, all in the same building.