All About Grand Lake, Colorado

Grand Lake Colorado

Shadowcliff Lodge is the Sacred Place where Janet Mentgen was inspired to create Healing Touch back in the mid-1980s. In June of 2005, she held her last instructor gathering there, including a ceremony to welcome Cynthia as Healing Touch Program’s new Program Director. Our classroom space will be the chapel, the same place where Janet held her gatherings. Its large windows provide a beautiful view of Grand Lake and the Rocky Mountains.

Shadowcliff is just outside the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, overlooks Grand Lake and is situated next to the source of the Colorado River.Grand Lake is a pristine (natural) mountain lake and a quaint town with fun shopping, food (try the Rapids Lodge, just below Shadowcliff) and things to do. For more information about Shadowcliff:

Shadowcliff is about two hours from Denver, depending on where you are coming from. If you are arriving from DIA, please plan de-boarding time, luggage collection and rental car pick-up when planning your flight times. One can drive, take the train (Amtrak), or shuttle from the airport (Amtrak and shuttle schedules are seasonal dependent).

From the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce website:

Grand Lake has something for everyone … hiking, camping, boating, fishing, sailing, horseback riding and other fun family activities. When the snow begins to fly, you can spend your vacation days snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding!

Visit one of the 60 shops, restaurants and galleries on the historic western boardwalk, or create your own outdoor adventure. World class cross country skiing and snow showing are right at our back door. Visit Grand Lake Nordic Center or Rocky Mountain National Park. Come for the day, or make this your next Colorado mountain vacation destination!

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Grand Lake, Colorado awaits you… a historic mountain town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and the Western Gateway to majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Nestled below craggy, snowcapped mountain peaks, this charming village is just one mile from the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Watch the “Discover Grand Lake” Video!

Other nearby towns you might want to check out include:

Grandby, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

A Note for Flatlanders (those who do not live in the mountain region) about oxygen:

Both Grand Lake and Shadowcliff Lodge are located at approximate 10,000 foot altitude. If you are concerned about the elevation or have oxygen needs please either bring your oxygen with you or have a doctor’s prescription available during this time. The closest oxygen source is in Granby, about 18 miles from Grand Lake. An oxygen center cannot give you oxygen without a doctor’s prescription. If you have a concern, please contact Lincare in Granby in advance. Their number is 970-887-2120. For more information about Lincare, you can check out their website at The cost for oxygen is $165 for a concentrator, or $200 for concentrator and portability, all supplies are included in the $200 price.  They do not accept cash. A check, a money order, or a VISA/ MasterCard credit card are accepted for both US residents and International visitors.