Attractions
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At the cabin

In summer time you can fish from our shoreline. The lake is stocked with trout each spring and because it is a private lake, no fishing license is required. Fishing poles, a canoe and rowboat are provided. There are no power boats allowed on our lake, so it is a quiet, peaceful place to relax and have fun. You also can walk to Winding River Resort for their cowboy barbecue dinners and breakfasts, their general store and horseback riding. Or walk to On the Trail Rentals to rent an ATV and head out into the hundreds of miles of forest trails. Fly fishing is a short walk away in the headwaters of the Colorado river.
In winter you can cross country ski, show shoe or snowmobile from the cabin. The National forest snowmobile trails start just two blocks away. Or walk to On the Trail Rentals to rent a snowmobile. From there you can head into the national forest or take the trail into the town of Grand Lake for dinner, shopping or entertainment. Nearby is a groomed cross country ski center with a tubing hill and show shoe trails.

Rocky Mountain National Park, five minutes away

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of our country’s most popular parks. The cabin is only a short drive from the park’s western entrance. In summertime there is hiking, fly fishing, nature tours and great views of incredible landscapes. You will almost certainly see elk, and if you are lucky you may also see a moose in the Kawuneeche valley. Winter visitors can only drive a few miles into the park, but it is open for cross country skiing and shoe shoeing. The Kawuneeche visitor’s center has lots of interesting information and is always worth a visit. Ranger activities include guided hiking in the summer, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country ski tours in the winter. Visit http://www.nps.gov/romo/visit/park/hike/suggested.html to see suggested hikes at various levels. Mountaineering, climbing, back country camping, and biking are also popular activities in the park.
Established on January 26, 1915, the park attracts over 3 million visitors each year. Covering 265,828 acres, the park’s elevation reaches up to 14,259 feet at the football field size summit of Long’s Peak. Estes Park and Grand Lake are located on opposite sides of the park.
A unique aspect of Rocky Mountain National Park is its wilderness areas. In 1964, the Congress of the United States passed a law known as the Wilderness Act, intended to provide an “enduring resource of wilderness” for future generations. Rocky Mountain National Park has 2,917 acres that are designated as wilderness areas. However, an additional 248,464 acres were recommended as wilderness in 1974 and have been treated as such.
Trail Ridge Road is another unique aspect of RMNP. This road is the highest continuous paved road in the world, climbing past the tree line and traveling past Colorado tundra. The road travels 48 miles from Estes Park to Grand Lake, and is generally open from late May through mid-October. The road reaches up to 12,183 feet at its highest elevation. With 60 peaks over 12,000 feet in the park, following this road can bring you to eye level with some of the highest peaks in Colorado.
Rocky Mountain National Park offers many hiking trails. The 359 miles of trails always offers new ground to explore. Most of the trails are in the 248,464 acres of area recommended as Wilderness Area.

The town of Grand Lake, ten minutes away

Grand Lake Colorado has been a popular vacation destination since the early 1900’s. Resting on the shores of the largest natural lake in Colorado, Grand Lake is an old west village with wooden sidewalks, log-front stores and a very welcoming, small town atmosphere. In summer months there is a rollicking bingo tournament in the park on Friday and Saturday nights. Grand lake is home to the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, a highly regarded live performance theatre operating from June through September.
At 8,369′, this rustic town is enveloped by peaks, especially the impressive, bald Mt. Craig. Grand Lake has access to two reservoirs, two national forests, the national park and the Never Summer Wilderness Area which is accessible only by hiking trails. You can horseback ride, boat, hike, golf and river raft in this beautiful area. When the snow starts, Grand Lake and Granby become a winter playground, with groomed trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and close by slopes for downhill skiing.
Grand Lake has many restaurants ranging from take away burgers to fine dining. There are two grocery stores, a hardware store and several large souvenir and collectibles stores.
Summer in Grand Lake is a never ending series of activities for visitors. Rent boats, bicycles, mountain bikes, gokarts, or kayaks. Go horseback riding or hire a guide to show you where the fishing is best, and where the wildlife can be seen up close.
Grand Lake is filled with rainbow, brook, mackinaw, cutthroat trout, and large kokanee salmon. The nearby rivers and streams are also a very popular place for catch and release fly-fishing. Connected to Grand Lake is Shadow Mountain Lake, carrying a good supply of brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon.
Grand Lake also offers a swim beach and a boat ramp. There are no restrictions on boats at Grand Lake, and it is known as the world’s highest yacht anchorage. The boat ramp is located at the southeast side of the lake and can be accessed by traveling south on Highway 278.
The Grand Lake area is transformed during the winter into a snowmobiler’s paradise, commonly referred to as snowmobile capitol of Colorado. Many of the areas are more easily explored in the winter on a snowmobile. Grand Lake is one of the few towns that allows snowmobiles on town roads! The snowmobile trails in the Grand Lake area start at the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park and winds through the Arapahoe National Forest. The trail ends at Milner Pass on Trail Ridge Road. The first snow can fall as early as September.
Whiskey Park is an excellent place for beginning snowmobilers. This open meadow is a great place to gain experience in controlling a snowmobile. Deep in backcountry, the Whiskey Park route connects with the Gravel Mountain route. This 11,768′ mountain route leaves little to be desired for a great snowmobiling experience.

Fraser/Winter Park, 45 minutes away

These towns are adjacent to each other and have larger stores and more unusual entertainment. Grocery stores, hardware, discount retail, fast food outlots and a small movie theatre and bowling alley are all available here.
Winter features skiing at the world class Winter Park ski area. Closer to the cabin is Ski Granby Ranch, just south of Granby. There are guided snowmobile tours and rentals available in winter park.
Summer activities include hot air balloon rides, mountain biking and several fly fishing guide services.

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Rod and Jill Archer
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