A snowmobiling trip in the Grand Lake area of the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway is the perfect opportunity to catch beautiful views of the snow-covered Rockies. Wind in and out of trees and up and down powder-blanketed hills as you ride along in Colorado's winter wonderland of snow. Snowmobiling is a great way to become acquainted with the byway and venture to places that you never could in your car.
At the northern end of the byway, make the Grand Lake area your destination, and you'll be rewarded with approximately 150 miles of groomed trails. The Grand Lake Trail Groomers Club, Inc. grooms the trails every winter, readying them for a season’s worth of snow junkies. Travelers come here from all over the world to rent machines and enjoy the area from the seat of a snowmobile. From the very young to the very old, the Grand Lakes area attracts riders with its powder and fun play areas. Come for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or even stay for an entire week to play in the snow, but make sure to review the information offered by the Colorado State Parks Snowmobiling Program, which includes basic snowmobiling safety tips, sled registration information and more.
Stay a while in the town of Grand Lake, a community happy to provide some of the best snowmobiling amenities available. Grand Lake has been carefully preserved as one of Colorado's oldest resort towns. In addition to the excellent snowmobiling offered at Grand Lake, the town's wooden boardwalks, unique architecture, and rustic Victorian touches are guaranteed to charm you.
Whether you are racing across powdery tufts of backcountry snow or just walking Grand Lake’s wooden boardwalks, you will have an exhilarating, snow-filled escapade along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway. Come experience some of the best snowmobiling in the Rockies as you travel one of Colorado's most beautiful byways, and have the winter adventure of a lifetime.
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