The Town of Grand Lake was originally an outfitting and supply point for the mining settlements of Lulu City, Teller City, and Gaskill, but today is a tourist destination adjacent to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) which also surrounds the lake and the town on three sides. Grand Lake was the Grand County seat of government from 1882-1888, and was incorporated on June 23, 1944.
Grand Lake is part of the headwaters of the Colorado River and became a component in the Colorado Big Thompson Project (C-BT) in 1937, when it was recruited as a conduit for C-BT project water. The C-BT project diverts water from the Colorado River Basin east via the Alva B. Adams Tunnel under the Continental Divide and Rocky Mountain National Park to the Platte River and ultimately the Mississippi River basin.
This micro cache is available year round. Bring along a pen to sign your name in the log, and pick up your Grand Lake Geocaching Passport which includes a list of all the Earth and Virtual caches available in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).