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Grand County in the Spring!

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

As the snow begins to melt in Grand County, Colorado, the landscape transforms into a stunning display of natural beauty. From the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the tranquil lakes and rivers, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this picturesque region during the spring.


Don't let the season fool you, the fun continues in Grand County when the weather gets warmer. Springtime ushers in blooming wildflowers with splashes of color emerging from the snow, pristine rushing rivers and clear blue Colorado mountain skies. With over 600 miles of trails, fair-weather friends will relish their outdoor experiences in this haven for hikers, bikers, fishers and horseback riders. Spring is a great time to explore Grand County's vast outdoor playground. As the snow melts, the area's trails become more accessible, Rocky Mountain Stables Horseback Rides opens their One Hour Trail Ride through the Rocky Mountains allowing visitors to take in the stunning scenery up close. Trail Rides open May 25, 2023 and are bookable online.



People riding horses on a trail
Rocky Mountain Stables Trail Ride at YMCA of the Rockies



Whether you're an avid hiker or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll, there are plenty of trails to choose from, ranging from easy to challenging. Hike one of the valley’s 600 miles of trails. A great family friendly hike is the 2.5-mile Waterfall Trail at YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch (snowmountainranch.org). Stop in the Activity Center on the right when you get onto the property to get directions to the trailhead.


Final Thoughts Spring is a magical time to visit Grand County, Colorado, with its snow-capped peaks, rushing rivers, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Come discover all that this beautiful region has to offer. See what's happening in Grand County!

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