Located between Winter Park, Arapaho National Forest, and Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby is an ideal destination for bikers of all ages and skill levels. With over 600 miles of mountain biking trails within the county, Granby is situated in a perfect location. Single tracks, downhill bike parks, all day trails, and even lift-serviced trails; if it’s mountain biking, it’s here. Make sure to check out our Granby Area Trails Map to see all the trails in the area. Looking for something super mellow? Head into downtown Granby to rent a bike or cruiser for a leisurely ride around town.
DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING
Less than 3 miles from downtown, Granby Ranch features trails that draw mountain bikers from all across the country. Offering a top notch mountain biking program, a downhill bike park, a network of multi-use trails, as well as lift-serviced downhill and cross-country trails, Granby Ranch has something for experts and beginners alike. Take note that there is a fee to use these trails.
SOME FAVORITE RIDES
For a scenic, moderately difficult 14-mile round trip ride, head to the Strawberry Trail. The trailhead is located off of County Road 84 in Tabernash, just 15 miles from Granby. You’ll ride out and back on this secluded trail, through alpine valleys and meadows. If you’re visiting in the fall, this is prime leaf-peeping territory. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch. If the altitude isn’t leaving you breathless, the gold leaves are guaranteed to do just that.
Bike from the nearby town of Fraser to Granby on the 16.1 mile Fraser to Granby Trail and explore three different towns as you pass through. This trail is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Start the adventure in Granby and jump on the free Lift bus that will take you all the way to Winter Park (don’t forget your bike!). You’ll ride this scenic route for approximately 25 minutes before landing in Winter Park, where you’ll pick up the Fraser to Granby bike trail. Your journey then shifts to a paved, dual track trail, heading into the Fraser Valley. After passing through Fraser, you’ll enter the tiny town of Tabernash. At this point, the trail turns into packed gravel, becoming slightly more challenging. Your next destination is YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch. This is a great spot to take a break and enjoy the scenery. After a short descent, you’ll climb up into Granby Ranch. At the top, you’ll find county roads that will direct you back towards Granby. Follow the signs for the Fraser to Granby Trail and pick up the single-track trail for a long, fun downhill ride into town.
BIKING IN WINTER
If you’re visiting in the winter, try out a fat bike. These bikes are specifically designed for riding in snow. Large tires and serious tread are what make it possible to bike through hundreds of miles of trails in the winter. Snow Mountain Ranch offers groomed Nordic trails, perfect for the sport.
From the calm cruiser to the blood-pumping adrenaline junkie, everyone will find their perfect trail in Granby. Summer offers endless possibilities and fat biking in the winter will not disappoint.
Electric bikes (e-bikes) have been gaining in popularity and have made biking in the mountains more accessible for many people. We’ve put together a guide on where to ride, rent and buy e-bikes in Granby.
Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Granby sits at an elevation of 7,935 feet above sea level, and has grown from its roots as a logging and railroad community to be the perfect vacation destination. Once you arrive, it’s easy to find things to do, popular attractions to visit, and...