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 granbychamber.com 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 granbychamber.com for offers.