Grand Lake Cemetery


In place is the Emergency Closure Order through the Superintendent Compendium due to fire hazards, falling hazard trees. Entering the area would be a violation of this order. Public Safety is priority, the closure will remain in place during the winter months. 

Only authorized contractor(s) conducting the mitigation work will be permitted into the area. We can't accept the public offers of volunteer help at this time. We will post "help is needed" on the Town of Grand Lake website, under the cemetery section, when this can occur. Thank you for your interest. Together we will stand GRAND strong. 


All gatherings in the Grand Lake Cemetery will be in accordance with the State of Colorado and Grand County recommended guidelines during the COVID 19 pandemic. Maintaining social distancing of 6 feet and use of facial masks for the protection of all participants in attendance is recommended. It is your responsibility to know and follow posted health guidelines to help prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus.

About the Grand Lake Cemetery 

The Grand Lake Cemetery is one of a few active cemeteries located within the National Park System. It is located inside Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) at US HWY 34 and County Road 49. The cemetery is operated and maintained by the Town of Grand Lake. 
The Cemetery Committee (Mandy Hanifen, Chairman) four members appointed by the Town Board of Trustees, the Grand Lake Town Clerk and a Representative from Rocky Mountain National Park. Meetings are held quarterly, then in addition as needed. 

Administered under a National Park Service Permit, prior approval is required for all burials, all monument placement, all excavation or ground disturbance, planting (no artificial flowers are permitted) or any alteration or addition to the natural or historical condition of the area. Violators are subject to Federal Prosecution. 

Please contact the Grand Lake Town Clerk at or (970) 627-3435 for more information.   

  • To view a full list of the Rules and Regulations of the cemetery, please click here. 
  • To view a list of approved native plant species, please click here
  • To obtain a copy of the Cemetery Application Form, please click here.
  • To view a list of Grand Lake Cemetery Fees, please click here.