Granby, Colorado, Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain Park

Lake Granby

Lake Granby

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.

Greater Grand County


Estes Park Aerial Tramway.

6 Things to Do in Estes Park

Known for its lodging, small-town charm, and knowledgeable outfitters, Estes Park serves Rocky Mountain National Park and access to the national forest.

Glenwood Springs Pool in summer

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Relax and restore–or get out and play hard. Famous for its thermal pools and nearby adventures, this town offers something for every type of traveler.