We’ve put together a list of our favorite things to do in and around Granby during the fall. Join us in checking off these bucket-list worthy activities!
1. Photograph the Fall Colors
You don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture the brilliant shades of orange, red, and gold as trees display their coordinated colors of the season. From Cottonwood Pass, to the shores of the Fraser and Colorado rivers, there are numerous locations to photograph fall colors.
2. Run from the Zombies!
If bravery and endurance are your winning traits, sign up for the Snow Mountain Ranch Zombie 5K! After sunset, turn on your headlamp and retrieve the cure for the zombie virus without being infected by the zombies lurking in the woods.
3. Observe the Elk Rut in Rocky Mountain National Park
From mid-September to mid-October, and even into November, head to the Kawuneeche Valley of Rocky Mountain National Park to see elk gather in herds of up to 100 to spar and mate. The sounds of bull elk bugling add to the experience. A timed entry permit is required through October 10 between the hours of 5am-6pm.
4. Trick or Treat on Main Street
Celebrate Halloween in downtown Granby on October 28 from 4-6pm. Businesses will be handing out candy to little goblins and ghouls! Also keep an eye out for a fun fall photo booth and other activities along the way.
5. Sip on Seasonal Coffees
6. Soak at Hot Sulpher Springs
The cooler temperatures of fall are ideal for relaxing in the soothing waters at Hot Sulpher Spring Resort just 11 miles from Granby. Enjoy 22 pools and private baths plus day spa services.
7. Board the Haunted Train
The Moffat Road Railroad Museum hosts a hauntingly good time for the whole family! Are you brave enough to board the haunted train?
8. Go for a Hike
Hiking in the fall is a great way to take in the fall colors while enjoying cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. Trails range in difficulty from easy to difficult, providing something for everyone.
9. Check out the Scarecrows in Downtown Granby
Each year, Granby businesses compete in creating festive, spooky or fun scarecrow displays! Stroll through downtown Granby from Oct 10-31 to view the scarecrows, plus visit shops with everything from local art to souvenirs, and outdoor apparel.
10. Cast a Line
Fishing can be found along the Colorado and Fraser rivers and the shores of Lake Granby. For the little ones, there is a kids fishing pond at Kaibab Park.
11. Watch a Sunset
As the days grow shorter, the sunsets become even more vivid and spectacular. Take a moment to slow down and watch the fabulous colors of an autumnal sunset.
12. Pick out a Pumpkin
Head over to Sun Outdoors from October 9-15 to pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy fun fall themed-activities.
13. Book a Family Photo Session
Many photographers offer both full and mini-sessions in the fall. The colorful scenery makes a beautiful backdrop for capturing family memories. Redeemed Photography specializes in on-location, lifestyle portrait photography.
14. Warm up with Breakfast & Brunch
15. Take the Scenic Route
The scenery in and around Granby is absolutely stunning all year, but even more so in the fall. It is near impossible to cover all of this area by foot, but you can explore some incredible places by car.
16. Camp under the Stars
Although you’ll need to be prepared for cooler weather, the camping season extends through mid-October. You can often find peaceful and uncrowded campgrounds with plenty of spots available.
17. Attend the Granby ARTWalk
On October 20, from 6-8pm, downtown Granby businesses will feature artwork in all forms and host performances from East Grand School District students.
18. Shop for Cozy & Comfy New Finds
19. Treat Yourself
Sample the honey caramels, homemade apple pie, ice cream, milkshakes and dozens of delicious treats throughout Granby.
20. Go Hunting
Fall marks the start of hunting season, and Granby is an ideal base camp for hunting, surrounded by vast expanses of public land and a variety of big and small game.