Grand County is located west of Denver in the northern Colorado Rockies. Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest, the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Vasquez Wilderness and the headwaters of the Colorado River are located along the Continental Divide, which forms our eastern boundary. The western side of the county is rolling hills and plateaus of the Colorado River Valley. Tourism and ranching are the primary industries with the Winter Park Ski Area being the largest employer.
The history of Grand County revolves around ranching, railroads and logging. The railroad passes through Grand County after traveling through the eight mile long Moffat Tunnel under the Continental Divide.
Recreational opportunities abound throughout the county. The most popular outdoor activities are skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and camping.