Grand Lake Cemetery


Portions of the area you are entering were burned during the recent fire. Be aware that you may encounter hazards in the cemetery, such as:

  *Burned-out Stumps holes -
Ground may be weak & unstable
  *Unstable dead trees -
Especially in windy conditions
  *Loose rocks and logs -
Watch for rolling debris

Conditions may occur that require temproary closure to mitigate hazards. These closures will be short in duration for contractors to complete needed work. Any closures will be posted on the Town website.  


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 Grand Lake Town Hall at or work cell (970) 673-3374 or office (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.