Columbine Lake

The lake offers plenty to do from kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and lots of relaxing.

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Welcome to Columbine Lake 

Updated Spring 2022

Columbine Lake Basic Information

Columbine Lake is a highly desirable tight-knit community and is located just a few short miles away from the heart of Grand Lake. In the center of the neighborhood is the naturally made 45-acre lake that offers plenty of fun water activities. Surrounding the lake is 609 lots and 453 existing homes. Directly next to the lake is the Columbine Lake Club House, which offers a large indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and plenty of lounge spaces. Rocky Mountain National Park, golfing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and plenty of adventure are all immediately accessible from Columbine Lake.

Columbine Lake

Columbine Lake is a natural and freshwater lake just northwest of Grand Lake, Colorado's largest natural lake. This 45-acre slice of paradise earns its name from Colorado's state flower. The lake offers plenty to do from kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and lots of relaxing. There are no motorized boats allowed on the lake which helps keep the peace and quiet in the neighborhood. The deepest point of this lake is close to 60 feet deep with many of the beaches being shallow enough for children to play in. Many homes are not on the lake; however, Columbine Lake has five lake accesses for any one part of the Columbine Lake to enjoy. The lake has its roots in fishing as in 1945 Howard W. Breckon operated the lake as a fishing camp with his own fish hatchery. The lake today is stocked with fish a few times every year and the docks and benches located along the lake are perfect casting locations.

The Clubhouse

Columbine Lake's clubhouse is filled with fun and relaxation. Located directly next to the lake at Columbine and Aspen Drive. All homeowners in the neighborhood can easily access the amenities. The clubhouse offers a variety of activities including ping pong, billiards, exercise equipment, swimming, a hot tub, and a sauna. There is also a gazebo behind the clubhouse with a perfect view of Mount Baldy (Mount Craig). The clubhouse has an indoor pool (originally outdoor) and the clubhouse has a unique mountain feel. The clubhouse and its amenities all come included with ownership of property in Columbine Lake.

Surrounding Activities

Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake Golf Course, tennis, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, sledding, and much more are all only minutes away from Columbine Lake. The Grand Lake Golf Course is only a five-minute drive or fifteen-minute walk from the clubhouse. An 18-hole course that will take you on an extraordinary game of golf through nature with amazing views at every tee-off. Directly next to the course is a tennis court as well as Grand Lake's Nordic Center. Snowmobile trails run directly through Columbine's neighborhood.  If you’re looking for a ride there are snowmobile rentals located nearby. One of the main attraction points of Grand County is Rocky Mountain National Park which borders Columbine Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park offers 415 square miles of exploration and an impressive amount of wildlife. About 45 minutes south is Winter Park Ski Resort which attracts people from all over the country who come to enjoy the slopes. Even closer is Granby Ranch which is a smaller and closer alternative. The small ski area is great for families and those who are just learning to ski. 


Columbine Lake is a tight nit community that often comes together. This one-of-a-kind mountain community that has a nice mixture of full-time and seasonal residents. If you're looking to make friends you won't have to look far, each year the clubhouse hosts a variety of events including game nights, cub scout events, adult swimming lessons, bridge groups, and potluck dinners. The Gazebo also hosts private parties. Grand Lake's town also hosts annual events that often bring in everyone from the town and surrounding area to enjoy the festivities and each other’s company. Just a few of these town events are Winter Carnival, a fourth of July picnic, a Buffalo Barbeque with a parade, a Labor Day weekend pancake breakfast, an ice fishing contest, a Presidents Day Weekend Chili Cook-off, a "rude awakening" day, fireworks three times a year and more.


Columbine Lake  has 609 lots and 453 homes in the neighborhood. The average size per lot is .25 acres. Homes are evenly spaced with just enough room to feel spacious and private. The year 2021 average sales price was $740,000 with homes going between $400,000 and $1.3 million. The Grand County Association of Realtors shows a total of 28 homes sold in 2021. The average price per square foot was $443.96 and homes spent an average of 70 days on the market with the shortest being three days. Many of the homes border the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake Golf Course, and Columbine Lake.
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Short Term Rentals. Once you have owned the property for three years you may put your home on the market for short-term rentals. This neighborhood prides itself in keeping proud owners and a community where everyone knows each other. Grand County does require you to register and they charge a $25 charge per occupant (pillow fee).

Information was gathered from the Grand County Assessors Site and the Grand County Board of Realtors along with Internet searching. This information may be dated. 


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