Summer view of mountains
Summer view of mountains


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.

The Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in nearby Grand Lake is not to be missed. Drawing talent from around the country, Rocky Mountain Rep stages Broadway hits of all kinds, from classic favorites to adaptations of contemporary and children’s films. A highlight of the summer season in Granby, the theater is a great place to mingle with residents and fellow visitors.

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.

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