Spring might be shoulder season in Granby, but it presents a unique opportunity to experience the area before the summer crowds arrive. Whether you crave outdoor adventures or prefer to explore indoor options, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained during Granby’s off season. 


1. Climb the new Bouldering Wall

Granby’s Polhamus Park has a new bouldering wall! This epic addition brings a challenging and fun activity to Granby, perfect for climbers of all ages and experience levels. No ropes or harnesses required. The park also has a skatepark, pickleball courts, and playground.

Granby Colorado Bouldering Wall at Polhamus Park
Photo: Never Summer Senders


2. Try Gravel Biking

While waiting for trails to dry, you can still get out on  miles of gravel and dirt roads around Granby. It’s a great way to jump start biking season and experience nature without the traffic found on paved roads. Cottonwood Pass, Parshall Divide, or riding County Highway 6 along Lake Granby all offer spectacular views. 

Granby Colorado Gravel Biking


3. Head to Snow Mountain Ranch for Indoor Fun

A day pass at Snow Mountain Ranch includes several indoor options and a variety of activities including roller skating, volleyball, basketball, air hockey, ping pong, and climbing wall (by reservation). The Craft Shop also has many fun projects to spark your creativity. 

roller skating snow mountain ranch


4. Take a New Fitness Class 

If conditions aren’t ideal outdoors, there are still plenty of indoor options to get your body moving. Many fitness classes around Granby are available for drop-ins or by puchcard. Granby Yoga Barn offers punch cards for Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Hot Yoga. If you’re an experienced CrossFitter you can drop into Stand Firm CrossFit classes, or if you’re new to CrossFit, you’ll need to first take the fundamentals course. If mixed martial arts are more your style, check out Mountain Beast.

Yoga Barn 7


5. Go Bowling or Axe Throwing 

Axe Throwing is a fun activity is taking the world by storm and is available in Granby at Troublesome Tomahwaks (ages 10+). It’s a relatively simple activity. You simply stand behind a line and throw an axe at a target. The goal is to hit the bullseye, but even if you don't, you're sure to have a good time!

Mini bowling at Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains is a scaled-down version of traditional bowling. The lanes are shorter, the pins are smaller, and the balls are lighter. This makes it easier for kids to play, and a fun activity to do with friends and family.

bowling at sun outdoors


6. Cast a Line

Excellent spring fishing can be found all across Grand County, including the shores of Lake Granby and several access points along the Colorado and Fraser Rivers. You can fish right in town at Granby Trails (by reservation only), and near Windy Gap Reservoir. For the little ones, a kids fishing pond can be found at Kaibab Park. Fishing licenses are required for those ages 16+ and can be purchased at Granby Bait and Tackle, Ace Hardware, and City Market. For more information about fishing, refer to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Guide.

Man fly fishing in a river


7. Bike Trail Ridge Road

If you’re up for a big challenge, there’s a short window in the spring, before the plows have finished plowing the top of Trail Ridge Road, where you can bike nearly to the summit of Rocky Mountain National Park. Be ready for a steady climb or more than 2,000’ and an exhilarating ride back down. Park at the Colorado River Trailhead parking lot and bike until you hit snow or until the road is closed. Be sure to bring layers as the temperature drops as you climb. Check the RMNP website for current Trail Ridge Road status and biking information.

Bike Trail Ridge Road


8. Go for a Scenic Drive

Fall gets all the credit, but Spring is also an incredible time to enjoy the changing scenery. The Colorado Rivers Scenic Byway, Cottonwood Pass and Ute Pass all make great scenic drives in the Spring. Make sure to bring your camera - the new spring growth, with the mountain tops still covered in snow makes for some photo-worthy opportunities. One of our favorite road trips passes through Granby and follows the picturesque Trough Road along the Colorado River.

Summer view of mountains


9. Enjoy Main Street without the Crowds

Spring is the least busy time of year, which also means it's the perfect time to shop and eat on Main Street Granby. You can often skip the wait at restaurants and score great discounts and deals as stores change out winter gear and apparel. Head out on foot and be sure to check out the colorful murals throughout town.

Granby Garage Restaurant


10. Visit the Granby Library

The Granby Library is the perfect place to find a new book, read by the fireplace, enjoy a puzzle, or take part in the many weekly events including storytime, book clubs, movie matinees, legos, crafts, and makerspace activities. 

Granby Colorado Library