We’ve put together a list of of our favorite things to do in and around Granby during the summer. Join us in checking off these bucket-list worthy activities this summer!
1. Take a Boat Ride on Lake Granby
Get your family or friends together and rent a pontoon for the day on Lake Granby. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the water surrounded by mountain views.
2. Stop by the Farmer’s Market
Find local produce, meat, eggs and more on Thursdays at Music & Market. Stay and enjoy live music, food trucks and a beer garden. Music & Market runs June 29 - Aug 17 at Polhamus Park.
3. Spend Saturday Night at the Rodeo
Don’t miss this Granby summer tradition at Flying Heels Arena. It’s a great event for the entire family. You’ll watch bull/bronc riding, roping, barrel racing, games for the kids, mutton busting and more. Head on over on Saturday nights from June 3 - July 29.
4. Mountain Bike at Granby Ranch
From lift-accessed downhill trails to beautiful ridgeline cross-country rides, there are riding experiences for all types of mountain bikers, from new-to-old and beginner-to-advanced.
5. Visit the Train Museum
The Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby is as much fun as it is educational for the whole family. It features a working display of the Moffat Road Railroad, Colorado’s largest permanent Christmas model train display, and Railroad Interpretive Center.
6. Soak at Hot Sulpher Springs
Relax 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. Hike the Monarch Lake Loop
Hike the Monarch Lake Loop Trail, a 4.2 mile easy hike offering incredible views of the Continental Divide. This is a popular hike, so plan to arrive early or go during the week if possible.
8. Camp under the Stars
From developed campgrounds with full amenities to primitive sites you must hike to, beautiful forests, glistening lakes, peaceful meadows, and breathtaking mountain views are just a few of the sights that will greet you each morning right outside your tent or camper door.
9. 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.
10. Eat Outdoors on the Patio
With 250+ days of sunshine a year, there’s no reason not to spend as much time outdoors as possible in Granby. Soak in Colorado sunshine while enjoying your meal at these restaurants with outdoor seating.
11. Slow down and Watch a Sunset
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and find a spot, just about anywhere in and around Granby to watch the fabulous colors of a summer sunset.
12. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park
13. Raft the Colorado River
Book a raft trip in Kremmling, a 30-minute drive from Granby, to experience the beautiful scenery and thrilling whitewater of the Colorado River.
14. Visit Granby Trails and the Bark Park
Granby Trails has paved, multi-use trails, perfect for biking with young kids, skateboarding and dog walking. The Bark Park has both small and large dog areas, with water to splash in as well as an agility training course.
15. Explore Downtown Granby
16. Try the Summer Tubing Hill
This family-friendly activity at Snow Mountain Ranch is an awesome spin on traditional winter tubing. The snow-like surface is misted with water, which makes for an exhilarating ride, with a magic carpet to take you back up to the top.
17. Take the Scenic Route
The scenery in and around Granby is absolutely stunning and worth exploring. It is near impossible to cover all of this area by foot, but you can explore some incredible places by car.
18. Listen to Live Music
19. Spend an afternoon in Grand Lake
Stroll along the western-style boardwalk and visit the cute shops in the quaint town of Grand Lake boarding Rocky Mountain National Park. Then head down to the beach to take in the picturesque views with ice cream on the beach.
20. Get creative at Art in the Park
Held over Labor Day weekend, Art in the Park is a free event featuring an artist competition, live music, art vendors, interactive art activities, food trucks and a beer garden.
21. Take a Kayak or Paddleboard on the Water
Spending a relaxing day on the water by kayak or paddleboard. Bring your own or you can rent kayaks, canoes, or SUPs at retailers throughout the area.
22. Treat Yourself
Sample the honey caramels, homemade apple pie, ice cream, milkshakes and dozens of delicious treats throughout Granby.