(Many Hiking & Biking Trails are closed for logging)
See Below for Open Trails
We are excited to announce that a section of new trails is open: Salamander Stomp, Tinder Box, and Flight of the Osprey !
The Grand Lake Metro Rec District offers dog-friendly hiking and mountain biking trails.
Find all of these trails on the map HERE.
We are excited to announce that our new 9-Hole Disc Golf Course is now open and ready to play! It is completely free and starts at the main trail head. We have Innova and DGA golf discs and bags available for sale in the golf shop at the golf course.
Find the Disc Golf Course Map HERE.
Be aware of downed, leaning and falling trees. Melting snow creates very moist soil: the perfect condition for both dead and live trees to fall. Lodgepole pine have very shallow roots, so take caution, especially on windy days when trees fall more frequently. Also watch out for wildlife: bears are emerging hungry from hibernation, and moose and elk are calving, making the females exceptionally dangerous as they defend their young. When all else fails, DON’T MESS WITH THE MOOSE!!
Many species of wildlife can be found here, including:
Moose, elk, mule deer, coyote, fox, river otter, black bear, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, pine marten, ermine, porcupine, skunk, snowshoe hare, cottontail rabbit, jack-a-lope, golden-mantled ground squirrel, least chipmunk, raccoon, beaver, chorus frog, garter snake and many species of birds and insects.
GLMRD is now on eBird! To check it out, go to http://eBird.org and go to the Hotspot Grand Lake Metropolitan Recreation District. If you’d like to help by entering your own bird counts, please do so, but be careful to only enter bird species that you or someone knowledgeable about birds has 100% positively identified the species. Just enter your info under the GLMRD location and it will count. Let’s get the word out that Grand Lake is for the birds!