Biking

Granby Ranch is located in the heart of Mountain Bike Capital USA – between Winter Park, Arapaho National Forest, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Their downhill, cross-country, and family biking trails draw cyclists from all across the country, and are enjoyed by experts and beginners alike.

 

Let’s face it, when you’re mountain biking here, the key is to find the sweet spot – for some, a rocky, unmarked single-track might be too scary, but for others, it is a dream adventure. Granby Ranch offers a topnotch mountain biking program, a downhill bike park and a network of multi-use trails.

 

Granby Ranch Features lift-serviced downhill and cross-country trails for experts and beginners, scenic and family-friendly cross-country trails, and expert designed gravity-fed trails and terrain features.

 

But, there are many more trails to explore. Snow Mountain Ranch offers a mountain biking trail system for all ages and skill levels.

 

Strawberry Creek West Trail to Doe Creek Trail is another favorite that starts in Tabernash, Colorado and drops down to the shores of Grand Lake, and is rated one of the top-ranked long rides in Grand County.

Bike from Granby to Fraser on the 16.1 Mile Fraser to Granby Trail and explore three different towns as you bike through.

 

Arapaho National Forest is just a short distance away from Monarch Trail, bike right along side a beautiful mountain lake.

Tubing & Sledding

Colorado Adventure Park is Grand County’s fastest, largest and safest tubing hill. With your excitement in mind, we proudly offer a variety of activities to satisfy your quest for adventure. We offer Tubing, Double Tubing and Snow Scoots.

We are conveniently located just minutes from the Winter Park Ski Resort and an easy 70 miles from Denver. From the young to the young at heart, we have something for you!

Friday Farmers & Artist Market

Shopper Information

Join us for our 2018 Farmers & Artists market!

July 13th, July 27th, August 10th, August 24th

Locally roasted coffee, fresh flowers, local artists, craft & produce vendors.

A list of Vendors will be updated at a later date

Due to health code regulations, please leave your furry family members at home. Thank you!

For more information, call (970) 887-2311.

Vendor Information

Market dates are: July 13th, July 27th, August 10th and August 24th from 2pm-6pm Set up-time is from 10am – 1:30pm.  All vehicles must be removed from the market area by 1:30 p.m.

Granby is located 25 minutes from the west entrance of the third most visited National Park in America – Rocky Mountain National Park! As a convenient gateway community to the National Park, Granby’s Downtown Main Street is filled with heavy vehicle and foot traffic Friday afternoons, bringing an estimated 800 shoppers per market.

Attend all four markets and pay ZERO vendor fees. 5% of all sales will be collected by the Granby Chamber of Commerce – a non-profit organization! All the money raised by the Granby Chamber goes back into hosting really awesome events for our visitors and local community!

Vendor spots are still available. Complete your vendor registration form here

Questions? Call (970) 887-2311, Monday – Fridays 10a.m. – 4p.m. or email: info@granbychamber.com

Volunteer Information

Get involved! Our Granby Farmers & Artists Market cannot be made possible without the help of our active community members!

We are looking for people to assist with set-up and take-down for this event! Please call us at (970) 887-2311, e-mail info@granbychamber.com or send us a message on Facebook!  We do accept volunteers needing community service hours.

Weddings and Groups

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Granby Ranch is one of Colorado’s finest Mountain Wedding Venues.

 

It is the ideal setting for an intimate, unique, adventurous, and memorable Colorado wedding, family reunion, group event, or any special occasion.

Weddings

Host your chairlift wedding, mountain-top ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner all on-site at Granby Ranch. Make your wedding weekend an unforgettable experience for you and your guests with all they have to offer, including mountain biking, hiking, golfing, and fishing.

 

Your wedding weekend at Granby Ranch will be everything but ordinary. Nestled in a secluded mountain valley with chairlift access to sweeping views from Winter Park to Grand Lake, Granby Ranch is the ideal setting for an intimate Rocky Mountain wedding. We offer multiple discounted lodging options, a rehearsal dinner venue, ceremony and reception sites and services, as well as 18-hole championship golf, hundreds of acres of mountain biking trails, lift-served hiking, cross country and downhill skiing, and three miles of gold-medal fishing.

Group Gatherings

Your next group getaway could be in a one-of-a-kind mountain setting at the foot of the Continental Divide. Granby Ranch is an extraordinary destination for groups of every kind— reunions, conferences, mountain weddings, and more. With a golf course, ski mountain, mountain bike park, hiking, flyfishing, restaurant, and lodge, this is the perfect place to work, play, reconnect, and celebrate.

 

Visit Granby Ranch for more information or to schedule a site tour.

Lake Granby

Lake Granby is one of the largest bodies of water in Colorado and is approximately 8 miles from the town of Granby.

It was created by the erection of Granby Dam, completed in 1950, as part of the Colorado Big Thompson Project. Lake Granby contains approximately 40 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest.

Lake Granby nestles under the shoulder of the towering Continental Divide, deep within the Rocky Mountains. Granby, together with its neighboring Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir, are the headwaters of the Colorado River. Here, it begins its run to the Sea of Cortez. At capacity the Lake is 221 feet deep and has 7,280 surface acres with 40 miles of shoreline at an elevation of 8,280.

The lake is popular with fishermen in both the winter and summer. Fish in Lake Granby include Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Mackinaw trout. In January, Lake Granby hosts the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament, one of the largest and longest running tournaments in the West.

The Lake is home to the Lake Granby Yacht Club. At 8280 feet, the Lake Granby Yacht Club is one of the highest-elevation yacht clubs in the world. Check out their webcam of Lake Granby.

Picnics and camping around Lake Granby are popular in the summer and there are many areas to choose from. For more information about these areas, click here.

Beacon Landing Marina is open all year, offering guided fishing charters, pontoon boat rentals, canoe rentals, and guided winter ice fishing trips. Indian Peaks Marina is open during the summer and offers pontoon boat rentals, speed boats, fishing boats, CraigCat catamarans, slips, buoys, storage for boats and/or trailers, and a gas dock.

Snowcat Skiing

Powder Addiction

Powder Addiction uses a custom snowcat to take you and 11 other participants to the top of Jones Pass (just 45 minutes from Denver/30 minutes from the Village at Winter Park). From there, guides lead the way as you carve new lines in the fresh powdered snow high above the rest of the world. You can purchase a single seat or get together with 11 like-minded adrenaline seekers to rent a private snowcat at a discounted rate. For more information and to book your trip, contact Powder Addiction or stop by their shop in the Village at Winter Park.

Vagabond Ranch

Vagabond Ranch is ideally situated near the Never Summer Mountains range about 45 minutes from downtown Winter Park. If you are looking for a milder experience, there are many backcountry trails near the ranch that you can access by foot. If you want something a little more intense, you can pack up your gear, climb atop a snowmobile, and follow your guide to the nearby back country run, one of which is aptly named the “playground” for its steep jumps and drops. For more information and to set up a reservation, contact Vagabond Ranch.

Winter Park Resort

Searching for something a little more laid back? Winter Park Resort offers scenic snowcat tours throughout the winter ski season. It is a great way to view the mountains from a different perspective, as the tour has many stops for guests to get out and take pictures. Don’t forget to bring your camera! For more information and to set up reservations in advance (which is strongly recommended), contact Winter Park Resort.

Dog Sled Rides

Looking for a truly unique experience during your getaway to Colorado? Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park is exactly that! And if you love dogs, then you will definitely be in heaven on this guided, backcountry dog sled ride through a private trail of winter beauty.

Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park has 80 Siberian and Alaskan huskies. During the winter, the dogs pull sleds in the forests near Winter Park. They love their job and cannot wait until we have enough snow to take out guests.

During the ride, all passengers remain in the sled as the experienced musher expertly guides the sled down the trail. Along the way, the guide will point out any wildlife tracks (or actual wildlife such as moose and coyotes), take pictures for the guests, and answer any questions about dogsledding or local history, attractions and activities.

On a ride, they can accommodate one, two or three guests in each sled. They have a weight limit of 350 pounds (158.7 kilograms, 25 stones) for the total weight of all guests in the same sled. There is also a maximum height restriction of 48 inches (4 feet, 1.21 meters) on the third person. For example, a mother, father and child can all ride in the same sled only if their combined weight is 350 pounds or less and the child is less than 48 inches tall.

You get to see some amazing views along the way including 13-thousand-foot peaks, the Continental Divide, Winter Park Ski Resort, and of course, lots of snow.

The trip covers four to five miles in about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, the trails are situated on private property and we cannot allow guests to walk or ski on these trails.

Reservations are required.

For more information, visit Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park

Summer Tubing

Are you ready for a fun Summer 2017?! We are here at Snow Mountain Ranch! It’s almost time for our Summer Tubing Hill fun and we cannot wait to open up for the season! We are open for tubing fun on Memorial Day Weekend.
 
Snow Mountain Ranch is expanding the ability to offer the traditional winter activity of tubing throughout the spring, summer and fall with the inclusion of a designed and built Snowflex® tubing slope from Briton Engineering Developments Ltd. This is only the third tubing hill of its kind in the United States and the first ever in Colorado!
 
Prices:
 
Snow Mountain Ranch guests can use this tubing hill free of charge! Members of YMCA of the Rockies or another YMCA (with proof of membership) can use the tubing hill for $15 per person and receive a complimentary day pass.
 
The prices for day visitors are as follows:
13 and older: $35 per person
6-12 years old: $25 per person
3-5 years old: $15 per person
 
A full-day activity pass is included in this price, and gives access to our mini golf course, tennis courts, indoor pool and sauna, hiking and biking trails, free family programs and much more.
 
For more information, visit Snow Mountain Ranch.

 

Hot Air Balloon Rides

You’ll need to get up early in the morning. Why? Because the breezes are gentle and the atmosphere is most stable for hot air balloon rides in Colorado. But ohhhhhhhh, is it worth it!

From the Fraser launch site, you will enjoy an amazing ride in a colorful hot air balloon. The landscape and scenery transform from season to season. Low level contour flying allows spotting wildlife and picking pine cones from treetops. At higher altitudes, spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies including Grand, Routt, Summit, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Boulder Counties of Colorado can be seen. Flights are celebrated with a post flight traditional champagne toast.

For more information about the schedule and rates, visit Balloon Rides Colorado

Scenic Byways

There are two official Colorado Scenic Byways that begin in or near Granby:

Colorado River Headwaters

Length: 80 Miles
Driving time:
2 hours

 

 

Downstream the Colorado is a mighty river irrigating and providing power to the Southwestern United States. But up here, at its source, it is no different from dozens of other Rocky Mountain waterways, a clear brook tumbling across greenish meadows and down cramped redrock gorges. This stretch between Grand Lake and State Bridge offers first-class fishing, canoeing, and rafting, along with plenty of quiet spaces where you can sit on the banks and contemplate. The route begins at Grand Lake, an old resort town on the shores of Colorado’s largest natural lake, and ends on a gravel road through spectacular Upper Gore Canyon.

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Length: 48 Miles
Driving time:
2 hour

 

 

Soaring to an elevation of 12,183 feet, Trail Ridge Road seems to leave the earth behind. It slices through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, entering a world of rare alpine beauty. Distant peaks loom in all directions, while fragrant wildflowers blanket the tundra in mid-summer. Sharp-eyed observers can usually spy elk, bighorn sheep, and other wildlife traversing the meadows and crags. Higher than any paved through-road in the country, this cliff-hugging highway is as impressive for its engineering as for its stunning vistas. You can’t find a road like this one anywhere outside of Colorado.