Wildflowers at Snow Mountain Ranch


As the snow starts to melt and the trails begin to thaw out, you may be wondering what you can do in Granby between winter and summer. Being 8,000 feet above sea-level means there is usually still snow about in the spring, and there are still an abundance of ways to get outside in the springtime.

Get Outside

Even if there’s still snow on the ground, spring is the perfect time to enjoy warmer weather and bluebird days. The streams and rivers begin to swell with snowmelt, and the lakes fill to capacity, making it ideal for some cold water fishing. Fly fish in the Colorado River’s Gold Medal waters, or try your hand at pole fishing on Lake Granby, Colorado’s third largest body of water. Rainbow, brown, and lake trout are primarily found in the water systems around here, as well as the much sought-after kokanee salmon.

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 jumpstart 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's town parks (Kaibab Park, Morales Park, Polhamus Park, Rafferty Park, and Granby Trails) dry out before the surrounding areas of higher elevation. Check out the skate park, pickleball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, bouldering wall and more.

Or Stay Inside

Swimming, Rollerskating & Sports
A day pass at Snow Mountain Ranch includes several indoor options like the swimming pool as well as the a variety of activities at the Kiva Recreation Center including roller skating, volleyball, basketball, air hockey, ping pong, and climbing wall (by appointment). There is also a craft shop and library.

Fitness Classes
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.

Axe Throwing
This 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 & Arcade
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. Then try your luck at the arcade!

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 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.

Take a Drive

The scenery in and around Granby is absolutely stunning and worth exploring. There may be snow on the ground, but the roads are dry and clear in the spring, making it the ideal time for a scenic drive. The Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway runs for 80 miles, beginning at the mouth of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park. The road follows the bends of the Colorado River through stunning Byers Canyon and rolling ranch country. Eventually the road comes to Kremmling and continues onto Highway 1 or “Trough Road” with jaw-dropping vistas views, and then ends in the funky town of State Bridge.

Spring season is the perfect time to experience breathtaking views, gorgeous weather, and unique adventures in Granby.


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