Grand Lake

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Current Population
508

About Grand Lake

Grand Lake is located in Grand County, Colorado. It is situated on the north shore of Grand Lake, the largest and deepest natural body of water in Colorado. It is a popular tourist destination, as it is adjacent to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The park provides endless entertainment from hiking trails and wildlife watching to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Additionally, new Broadway shows often make their way to Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. A full calendar of events, including a summer concert series, keep locals and visitors busy all year long. 
 

Explore Grand Lake

Entertainment & Culture

Grand Lake is a favorite mountain getaway because of its natural beauty. Also, as Colorado's largest lake, there is a bountiful amount of outdoor activities that can provide endless entertainment. Many enjoy that Grand Lake offers a slower more relaxed lifestyle than other mountain towns. 

  • Grand Lake is Colorado’s deepest and largest lake. The town of Grand Lake sits on its north shore. 

  • Rocky Mountain National Park features over 415 miles of protect mountain terrain with many hiking and biking trails. 

  • Shadow Mountain Lake is a reservoir near the headwaters of the Colorado River. 

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Popular Restaurants

Grand Lake honors the classic all-American favorites but even the pickest of eaters can find something delicious in Grand Lake. This town has cafes, burger stands, bars and saloons, ice cream shoppers, there is no shortage of good food here.  

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Parks

Grand Lake is one of the largest lakes in Colorado, so naturally, there is a lot of water recreation and activity to be found here. 
Also, since Grand Lake sits at an elevation of 8,369 feet you'll see beautiful Rocky Mountain views no matter which outdoor activities you choose. 
The west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is found in Grand Lake. This entrance tends to be less busy than the entrance in Estes Park.  Drive Trail Ridge Road from one town to the other to get the full experience at see the Continental Divide!
Grand Lake is a city with endless all-year-round activity. Winter provides opportunities for snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling. This town is deemed the "snowmobiling capital of Colorado." Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and boating can be enjoyed in Spring-Fall. 
 

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About the Community

East Grand Middle School

Summary
  • District East Grand School District No. 2
  • Phone (970) 887-3382
  • Address 251 W DIAMOND AVE
  • County Grand County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 330
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Granby Elementary School

Summary
  • District East Grand School District No. 2
  • Phone (970) 887-3312
  • Address 202 W TOPAZ AVE
  • County Grand County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 340
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Middle Park High School

Summary
  • District East Grand School District No. 2
  • Phone (970) 887-2104
  • Address 795 N 2ND ST
  • County Grand County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 508
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 581
Households
  • Total Households 260
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 298
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 2

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 17.60
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 2.45
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 40.35
  • Avg Jan High Temp 29.41
  • Avg Jul High Temp 75.16
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 125
  • Air Pollution Index 102
  • Earthquake Index 55
  • Hail Index 0
  • Tornado Index 2
  • Wind Index 60

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1974
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 72
  • Health Care Cost 82
  • Transportation Cost 79