A Rocky Mountains Vacation: 7 Day Summer Itinerary

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Rocky Mountains Vacation: 7 Day Summer Itinerary

Grand County, Colorado, is widely recognized as the state’s unofficial playground. Just about anything from boating to horseback riding is readily available for summer visitors from near and afar. Resort Management Group offers Grand County vacation rentals that will give you unfettered access to all the best activities and attractions that make this region so remarkable. So whether you’re seeking a family vacation or a solitary workation, Resort Management Group’s dynamic array of properties will supply you with the perfect home away from home. To help ensure that your Rocky Mountains vacation is nothing short of spectacular, we’ve put together a useful seven-day itinerary.  

Day 1: Your Rocky Mountains Vacation Has Begun

Welcome to the Rocky Mountains! As you make your way to your Grand County vacation rental, have your camera ready as you drive by and take in the majestic mountain views and raging rivers. There are many stores and landmarks to visit that are perfect for grabbing souvenirs and taking pictures.  After you’ve gotten settled in, head out to the Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort. You’ll get acclimated with one of the most popular activities in Grand County, as mountain biking picks up where skiing leaves off. What’s nice about Trestle is, they also have the largest rental fleet in the nation, so they’ll have you covered if you need bikes for the week. Trestle Bike Park also features scenic gondola rides that offer stunning mountain views and riding lessons for novice mountain bikers. 

Day 2: Fishing in The Rockies

A seasoned fishing guide assists a young female angler.There is nothing quite like the tug of a trout at the end of your line while taking in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains.  With countless miles of streams, alpine lakes and reservoirs, Grand County’s waters cater to fishing of all kinds and to all ability levels. The many rivers and streams provide excellent opportunities to catch various trout species.  Enjoy reeling in a rainbow, brown, cutthroat or brook trout on the pristine gold medal waters that course through Grand County. Devil’s Thumb Ranch provides world-class guided fly fishing trips on private sections of the free-stone Fraser River.  

For those who wish to learn from a local master, Beacon Landing Marina in Lake Granby offers guided fishing charters on Grand County’s lakes and reservoirs as well as pontoon and canoe rentals. Whether you seek a personal best or hoping to limit out on eaters, fishing anywhere else will never be the same!

Day 3: White Water Rafting

A jovial group of youngsters aboard a white water raft.During the summer, white water rafting is arguably the most adrenaline-fueled thing to do in Grand County, Colorado. Imagine torpedoing full force into disintegrating walls of water as you make your descent down Clear Creek. Mad Adventures near Kremmling, offers guided white water rafting trips ranging from class I to class IV rapids. With that in mind, you can take a more mellow trip down the Upper Colorado, or a raging ride down Clear Creek. Be sure to contact Resort Management Group to learn about their exclusive discount!

Day 4: Rocky Mountain National Park

What would vacation to the Rocky Mountains be without a trip to a national treasure that bears the same name? We’re talking about Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 415 square miles of unscathed mountain majesty, Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a sight to behold. Trail Ridge Road is possibly the most scenic highway in the nation, if not the world, and it is just one of the many thoroughfares that allow visitors to take it all in. Visitors who plan on exploring the park during the weekdays will have a more intimate experience, as there tend to be more people on the weekends.

Day 5: Back to the Water

After a day in the mountains, it’s time to get back to the water! Kayaking and paddleboarding have exploded in popularity, while standard boating remains a quintessential Rocky Mountain pastime. Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest body of water, is perfect for any water activity, but Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby are great too! There are several marinas in Grand County that provide boat and slip rentals, some of which offer kayaks and paddleboards for rent and sale.

Day 6: Giddy Up, We’re Going Horseback Riding!

Recreate the frontier days by saddling up for a Rocky Mountain horse ride! The impressively expansive mountain landscape lends itself to exquisite vistas of the Continental Divide and beyond. With several reputable ranches to consider, you can’t go wrong on this Rocky Mountain vacation. If horseback riding isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps a wagon ride would be more enjoyable? 

Day 7: Golf the Rockies

Grand County has a diverse assortment of golf courses perfect for winding down before your Rocky Mountains vacation ends. Surrounded by big sky and stoic mountaintops, there is nothing quite like golfing in this picturesque alpine setting. Head to one of the driving ranges to warm up and then finish the day with a trip to the clubhouse for lunch or supper before heading back to your Grand County vacation rental. 

Grand County Vacation Rentals From Resort Management Group

As you can see, there are a plethora of activities to be enjoyed in Grand County this summer. Whether you are seeking a leisurely retreat or endless excitement, there is something for everyone. To sweeten the deal, Resort Management Group offers discounts on extended visits, giving you the biggest bang for your buck! For more information on how we can accommodate your stay this summer, please call 800-926-4386 or visit us online today!