We’ve put together a list of our favorite things to do in and around Granby during the fall.

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. 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.

3. Trick or Treat on Main Street

Celebrate Halloween in downtown Granby on October 27 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. Each year, Granby businesses compete in creating festive, spooky or fun scarecrow displays! Stroll through downtown Granby to view the scarecrows, plus visit shops with everything from local art to souvenirs, and outdoor apparel. 

4. Sip on Seasonal Coffees

It’s the time of year for our favorite fall flavors like pumpkin and apple cinnamon! Check out the seasonal coffee drinks and other hot beverages at Rocky Mountain Roastery and Simple Coffee Co.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.  

8. 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.

9. Pick out a Pumpkin

Head over to Sun Outdoors on October 14 to pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy fun fall themed-activities. 

10. 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.

11. Warm up with Breakfast & Brunch

Start your day with a comforting breakfast or brunch at one of Granby’s many cafes including Fat Cat Café, Fitch Ranch Café, Java Lava Café and Mid Town Café.

12. 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. 

13. 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.

14. Attend the Granby ARTWalk

On October 19, from 6-8pm, downtown Granby businesses will feature artwork in all forms and host performances from East Grand School District students.

15. Shop for Cozy & Comfy New Finds 

Stores are switching out summer products with fall apparel and gear. Stop by Country Ace Hardware, Two Pines Supply or Grand Mountain Trading Company to see what’s new in stock.

16. Treat Yourself

Sample the honey caramels, giant cookies, homemade apple pie, ice cream, milkshakes and dozens of delicious treats throughout Granby. 

17. 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.