Granby, Colorado, Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain Park

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Lake Granby

Don Graham via Flickr

This mostly residential community sits between Grand Lake and Winter Park along the Upper Colorado River, here a small, slow stream that’s a mere hint of the roaring giant it becomes 100 miles downstream.

Rent a Private Getaway

With little commercial buildup and a lot of scenery, Granby is the perfect place to rent a cabin for a quiet week of relaxing. Many offer excellent hiking, and few don’t have wildlife grazing outside. Check Craigslist and for listings.

Fish and Boat Pristine Waters

With some of the highest-elevation marinas in the North America, abundant trout, and crystal-clear waters reflecting snow-capped mountains, the three lakes in the Granby and Grand Lake area can be a vacation all by themselves. Boat rentals and slips are available on each lake, and you’ll find fishing gear and guides up and down the valley.

Get on a Horse (or Sleigh)

Several outfits in Granby like Sombrero Stables and High Country Trails offer trail, hay, and sleigh rides along the park’s border, and Shadow Mountain Ranch has ride-and-stay packages. Interested in a chuckwagon dinner? Check for offers.

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