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Welcome to Grand Lake ...

The town of Grand Lake is located in Grand County<1>.

The location of Grand Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Grand Lake: Grand Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grand Lake has a population of 478 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Grand Lake, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated June 23, 1944.

Grand Lake is 8,380 feet [2,554 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Grand Lake is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Grand Lake lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Grand Lake is located in the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Grand Lake: 80447<5>

Websites for Grand Lake ...

Official Website:   www.townofgrandlake.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.grandlakechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grand Lake had an population of 478 people. This is an increase of 1.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grand Lake had a population of 471 people. This makes Grand Lake the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 471 people, the population of Grand Lake increased 5.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 447 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grand Lake.

Communities Also Named Grand Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Grand Lake - they are located in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nova Scotia (3) and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grand Lake.

Communities near Grand Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grand Lake.

  • Estes Park [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estes Park
    • Estes Park [Larimer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Grand Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estes Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estes Park<7>
  • Granby [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
    • Granby [Grand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Grand Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granby<7>
  • Hot Sulphur Springs [Grand County]
  • Dutchtown [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
    • Dutchtown [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Grand Lake
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dutchtown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lulu City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lulu City
      • Lulu City [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Grand Lake
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lulu City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Teller City [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teller City
      • Teller City [Jackson County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Grand Lake
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Teller City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Allenspark [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenspark
      • Allenspark [Boulder County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Grand Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allenspark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenspark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allenspark<7>
    • Tabernash [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernash
      • Tabernash [Grand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Grand Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabernash
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tabernash<7>
    • Old Homestead [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Homestead
      • Old Homestead [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Grand Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Homestead
    • Big Elk Meadows [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Elk Meadows
      • Big Elk Meadows [Larimer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Grand Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Elk Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Elk Meadows

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grand Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grand Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Grand Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Lake ...

Looking for more information about Grand Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grand Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Lake.

Adding Grand Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Grand Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Grand Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Grand Lake on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grand Lake on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand Lake: www.townofgrandlake.com/

The official website for Grand County: www.co.grand.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Grand, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Grand Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grand Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grand Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2520, Longitude: -105.8328       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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