While many locals are off to warmer climates for a vacation, those that welcome the transition from “spring” to “summer” are hanging around Grand County enjoying all the great activities that our area has to offer.

The clocks have changed and we can finally take a nice evening stroll after work in daylight!

If you enjoy mountain biking, a portion of Meadow Creek Roadwhich leads to the Meadow Creek Reservoir is open.  The road may be open even further, but we stopped at the turn-off for Road 128, the Denver Water Board Road.  This short, but sweet section of road offers enough switchbacks for you to get the sweat rolling and conquer your workout goals.

If you like to fish, the ice has melted and the Fraser River is open or check out the Colorado River which offers great fishing too and can be accessed in various spots between Grand Lake and beyond Parshall.

Sunsets offer a perfect opportunity to go for a drive to view the wildlife.  Last Sunday, my husband and I were driving home over Willow Creek Pass and saw seven moose all in different meadows along the road.  In fact, just the other day a moose walked right through the parking lot of the Real Estate of Winter Park office.  I must say we never get tired of seeing the moose, bear or whatever else may wander by.

And for you die hard skiers/snowboarders…. Hurry up!   You may just be able to get a few more turns in onBerthoud Pass or in Rocky Mountain National Park.  FYI – The estimated opening for the RMNP is Friday, May 22nd, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.