Grand County is a year round home to recreation and alpine living. Here is a map to help you get to know our Winter/Summer wonderland.
- Average January High: 27ºF
- Average January Low: 2ºF
- Average July High: 77ºF
- Average July Low: 39ºF
- Average Annual Precipitation: 18.25 inches
- Population: 13,406
- Total area in square miles: 1,869.60 = 1,184,000 acres
- Water area: 22.93 square miles
- Land area: 1,846.67 square miles
- Density per square mile of land area: 6.7
- The key to safe mountain driving is to slow down and look further ahead than in normal driving. Most accidents occur because drivers are either driving too fast, and/or are following too closely to the car in front of them.
- Unique mountain hazards include wildlife that can dart out in front of you, scenic overlooks that attract traffic, and heavy truck traffic that speeds up on downhill sections while slowing down going uphill.
- Four-wheel drive vehicles or SUVs can lead to a false sense of security in rain, snow and ice. SUVs do not stop any differently than conventional cars.
- Observe posted speed limits on curves. Keep to the right of your lane when rounding a curve to put as large a cushion of safety as possible between you and oncoming traffic. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a large percentage of high country accidents are caused by drivers who don't stay on their side of the road.
- Blue Light warning! Colorado's snowplows use distinctive amber and blue lights to warn you well in advance that snow removal operations are underway. When you see these lights, slow down and use caution.
- Cell phones don't always work in the mountains. If you have to use one for an emergency, a higher ridge line will give you the best reception. If you call 911, tell them you are in Grand County. Depending on where you are, you may reach an emergency center for a different county.
Winter Park Weather