Near Granby, Colorado, camping opportunities range from developed campgrounds with full amenities to primitive sites you must hike to for a genuine wilderness experience. Beautiful forests, glistening lakes, peaceful meadows, and breathtaking mountain views are just a few of the sights that will greet you each morning right outside your tent or camper door. Explore the great outdoors and experience adventure with Granby’s variety of camping options.
One of the best things about camping near Granby is the number of options you have to choose from. If you’re traveling in an RV or with a camper, any of the numerous RV parks and resorts–such as the River Run RV Resort, a brand new RV resort in Granby–can accommodate you and your family. Some offer full hook-ups (electrical, water, and sewer), restrooms, showers, and for those on the shores of one of the nearby lakes, even boat ramps.
Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park both provide for convenient car camping spots close to miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as places to fish, canoe, or boat. Depending on which you choose, some also have picnic tables, grills, campfire rings, and access to potable water. The Stillwater and Arapaho Bay Campgrounds, among several others, sit on the shores of Lake Granby and offer spectacular views and easy access to recreational activities on the lake and in the surrounding forests.
For those who want to fully immerse themselves in the wilderness, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and the Indian Peaks Wilderness (just a couple of five nearby Wilderness Areas), allow for dispersed camping: camping on public lands away from developed recreation facilities. Here’s where you can pack up all your supplies on your back and head out to truly explore the backcountry. Once your feet tire and you’re ready to be done hiking for the day, pitch your tent, pull out your sleeping bag, and lay your head wherever you like.
Before you arrive, make sure to do a little research about your desired campground or where you plan to camp. Most require permits and a fee to stay overnight. Some require reservations in advance while others are first-come, first-served. Fire danger can be high during various times of year, so it’s also a good idea to know if any fire restrictions are in place. Finally, be sure to familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace principles to keep our lands clean and safe. The best place to start is to contact the local office of the US Forest Service, who can provide maps and other great information (call the Sulphur Ranger District at (970) 887-4100).
When you camp near Granby, you can expect remote wilderness access, unbeatable views, and perfect memories. No matter what you’re looking for, you can create the experience you want for your outdoor getaway!
Due to Covid-19, there may be limited availability or access at the places listed above. Make sure to research what restrictions may be in place.
Photo by Autumn Bishop