Town Services

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Around Granby
At 7,935 feet above sea level, Granby’s geography lends itself to fun-filled outdoor adventures in a cool, dry climate on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. From miles of scenic trails including the Continental Divide Trail, to fishing in the Fraser or Colorado River, Granby has outdoor adventures for everyone. Whether it’s a leisurely walk through aspens, sage, and wildflowers or boating on Lake Granby, recreational opportunities abound in Granby, Colorado.


Granby Trails

Rocky Mountain National Park is just 20 minutes north of Granby.

The Continental Divide Trail runs just east of Granby.

Fraser to Granby Trail - Headwaters Trails Alliance plays a key role in keeping our trails open and safe for all users.

Skiing / Biking

At SolVista Basin in the winter you can downhill ski, cross country ski or board. In the summer you can try mountain biking or take advantage of the scenic chairlift ride up the mountain to get a head start on hiking the trails leading down the mountain.

At Winter Park Resort you can ski, board or snowshoe in the winter, and in the summer you can try mountain biking, including guided bike tours and scenic chairlift rides, or try the alpine slide or mini golf.



Headwaters Golf Course
Grand Elk Golf Course



Stillwater Campground and Arapaho Bay are both located on Lake Granby. Willow Creek on Willow Creek Reservoir is six miles North of Granby off of highway 34. Both are part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area. The Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) is managed by the Forest Service to provide high quality recreation, conservation of scenic and historic values and stewardship of natural resources.

Boating on Lake Granby

Lake Granby is a man-made reservoir. With 40 miles of shoreline, Lake Granby is the second largest lake in Colorado. There are several marinas that rent fishing or pontoon boats. Bring your binoculars and watch the wildlife while exploring the natural beauty.


There are Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout in Lake Granby.
There are Rainbow and Brook Trout in Willow Creek Reservoir
Shadow Mountain Lake is known for Rainbow and Brown Trout.



Granby has 2 outdoor, beautiful, lighted tennis courts, located at Raffety Park.  There are also 2 new pickleball courts, located at Polhamus Park.  All courts are free and open to the public to use at any time.


Additional Resources
There is a US Forest Service District office located on Highway 40 in Granby: