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Granby Summer
VACATION GUIDE

Hiking opportunities are endless in and around Granby. From a stroll around the lake to a vertical climb up a mountain, you can fill your vacation with a variety of stunning hikes.

With over 600 miles of mountain biking trails in the county, Granby is an ideal destination for bikers of all skill levels. From paved paths to lift-serviced downhill trails; if it’s biking, it’s here.

Lake Granby is close to town, and offers excellent fishing for the eager angler. In addition, the Colorado and Fraser Rivers both serve as popular spots for fly fishing.

Spend a night at one of the many campgrounds in Granby. Whether you choose to pitch a tent or stay at an RV park, the views of the Rockies are sure to impress.

Summer Activities
Fun in the Sun

Summer Event Calendar

Flying Heels Rodeo

Saturdays in June & July (plus July 4, 5, 6): Grab your boots and hats and come out for a roarin’ good time at the rodeo!

Music & Market

Thursdays, June 20 - Aug 15: Listen to live music, shop at the market, and enjoy food trucks and a beer garden this summer.

Art in the Park

August 31, 2024: Art in the Park features an artist competition, music, art vendors, art activities, food trucks and a beer garden.

Rocky Mountain
National Park


 

FAMILY FUN
FOR EVERYONE

Summer Bucket List

Take advantage of sunshiney days by spending them outside. Whether you’re chasing blue skies, starry nights, or entertainment in town, summer is a season to savor.

For things to do in Granby in the summer, look no further than around the next bend. Whether you’re chasing blue skies, starry nights, or entertainment in town and beyond, this is a season to savor. 

Warm Weather Attractions

Stroll the stalls of the Farmers Market downtown and stock up on fresh produce for the condo fridge or campground cooler. Chat with local vendors and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere Granby has to offer.

Grab a seat in the bleachers and catch a summer rodeo. From trick riding to calf roping, the West is at its finest here.

Get Active

Devoted outdoor athletes and first-timers alike will find plenty to do in Granby in the summer. Perfect your golf swing surrounded by mountains. Hike among wildflowers and wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park. Get your adrenaline pumping on extensive networks of mountain biking trails. Stock up on tips and gear at local fishing shops. 

Whatever you do, remember to take plenty of photos! You’ll want to look back at how much fun you had so you can do it again next year.

Ride in Style

Nearby Lake Granby is a boater’s paradise. You can even rent a slip or a buoy at the marina and motor out effortlessly each time you visit. You can make a splash with your family and friends on a rafting trip, or spin down the mountain in style with summer tubing at YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch. Rise early for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride, or set out on horseback and cover some serious acreage. The long summer days are perfect for big adventures. 

Scenic drives are a great way to take in the full beauty of a Colorado summer. Get the latest on conditions, grab your roadmaps, and follow the bends in the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway. Drive Cottonwood Pass or Ute Pass, or the cliff-hugging Trail Ridge Road, where you might spy bighorn sheep and elk.

Weather Tips

Weather can change fast in the mountains, so plan to keep an eye on the forecast before and during your visit.

Daytime highs in the sixties are common in Granby in the early summer. Temperatures tend to warm up into the seventies as the season progresses. Nights are quite chilly, though, so bring your warm layers! Rain isn’t unheard of this time of year, so throw in a rain jacket and a book for the fireside, too.  

If you’re heading into Rocky Mountain National Park, the visitors center and backcountry office are important resources for the latest on weather and road conditions.

Lodging

From quaint cabins to sweeping guest ranches and everything in between, the Granby area has accommodations to suit your needs. Awake to breathtaking views before you start your day of hiking, fishing, biking,...

Restaurants

As your basecamp for adventure, Granby is also a hub for great restaurants, with ingredients sourced from local farmers' markets and recipes from around the world.

Shopping

With shops selling everything from souvenirs to outdoor apparel to hand-made log furniture, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Granby.

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