There is a little kept secret in the town of Granby, Colorado. Tucked against the mountain at the Continental Divide and outskirts of Rocky Mountain National Park is Granby Ranch. Located just 90 minutes west of Denver, Granby Ranch is an accessible, family-friendly mountain community with something for everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
Granby is a short drive west of Winter Park, Colorado in the grandest, grandeur of ‘Grand County.’ There is so much to see and discover in beautiful Grand County. If you are in the Winter Park vicinity or want to plan a trip within the region, be sure to put a stop at Granby Ranch on your list.
In the wintertime, enjoy a family-friendly ski resort that provides a smaller feel than some of the surrounding big mountain Colorado resorts. In the summertime enjoy hiking and biking that can be accessed from the base area or via the chairlift. The chairlift runs Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm during the summer months. Golf and flyfishing are also popular sports with notable rankings.
The staff at Granby Ranch outlines the recreation below:
Granby Ranch offers 5,000 acres of Rocky Mountain views to explore. Hike among the aspens, columbines and wildlife, all while enjoying views of the Fraser River and Winter Park. Granby Ranch offers the ultimate experience of Colorado’s famed outdoors.
The expertly planned course features a downhill bike park and a network of multi-use trails. At Granby Ranch you can find the trails that are perfect for every skill level. From rocky, single track and bike paths to dirt roads, the mountain offers everything. The downhill course is suited for experienced mountain bikers while our cross-country trails are best for beginners.
Experience the splendor of Granby Ranch. The 18-hole championship course is perfect for golfers of all abilities. With meandering greens and unparalleled Rocky Mountain views the course consistently ranks as one of the top mountain golf courses in the state. The course is open May through October and features strategically placed sand traps, lakes and ponds.
Granby Ranch is also host to many fun summer events. Every Wednesday throughout the summer is a free concert. Bring the family, blanket or lawn chairs, and sit back to relaxing tunes from folk to classic rock. The bar is open for adult beverages and food can be purchased from the grill. Enjoy an evening with live music, crisp mountain air and incredible views as the sunsets for the day.
Other events such as yoga, farmers and artisans markets, free-music on the patio, bike races, community bonfires, and more take place at Granby Ranch. It is true gem to discover on your next visit to Winter Park and beyond.