Located in the heart of beautiful Grand County, Granby is a stunning place to visit winter, spring, summer, or fall. Go skiing at Granby Ranch, horseback riding with High Country, boating at Snow Mountain Ranch, or fishing in Colorado’s third largest body of water, Lake Granby.

1. Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum

Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum
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You will find the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum at the Granby/Grand County Airport, where it occupies what was once the Rocky Mountain Airways terminal. The award-winning museum exhibits tell the story of the history of Aviation in Grand County. A tour of the museum will reveal many stories about the early days of aviation and the many heroic female pilots who dared to fly, including Emily Warner who became the first female airline captain back in 1976. The museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays, from early June through August and on 8th March each year to celebrate Emily Warner & Women Airline Pilot’s Day. Browse our Weekend Getaways in Colorado guide for more ideas.

1023 Co Rd 610, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970 531 1100

2. Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch
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Granby Ranch is a family-owned ski resort that is designed for skiers and riders of all ages to play and learn in a friendly, safe environment. The ranch is located just an hour and a half away from Denver, making it an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a peaceful day skiing and riding in the snow. The extensive terrain has an array of trails of varying length and difficulty for people to use but start and end at the same point so that families can still have fun together. You can take on a bigger challenge by going tree skiing or try something completely different such as cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

1000 Village Rd, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 888-850-4615

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3. Things to Do in Granby: Snow Mountain Ranch

Things to Do in Granby: Snow Mountain Ranch
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Snow Mountain Ranch can be found right in the middle of Grand Lake, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. The ranch gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the wholesome and tranquil setting of the ranch with their friends and family while partaking in fun activities. The ranch spans over 5,000 acres, on which you can go hiking, biking, zip lining, horseback riding, rafting, boating, fishing, sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing on one of the most expansive trail systems in the United States. Make your visit an extended one and stay at one of the ranch’s lodge rooms, cabins, campgrounds, or yurts any time of the year.

1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-2152, (website link)

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4. Grand Elk Golf Club

Grand Elk Golf Club
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The Grand Elk Golf Club can be found nestled in the scenic Middle Park and is surrounded by stunning views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Continental Divide. The golf course was crafted in 2002 by PGA Tour Veteran and 13-time champion Craig Stadler and Tripp Davis. The 7,144-yard masterpiece, which was inspired by the inland courses of the British Isles, will place you among sweeping panoramic vistas, from natural wetlands to undulating meadows. The course will challenge the creativity and imagination of even the finest golfer, while still being suitable for beginners and juniors. It has won many awards over the years and includes recognitions such as being listed on America’s Best New Courses. Other features of the club include the Grand Elk Grille, a short-game practice area, target greens, and a practice putting green.

1300 10 Mile Dr, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-9122

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5. Monarch Lake Loop Trail

Monarch Lake Loop Trail
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The Monarch Lake Loop Trail offers a hike that is perfect for the entire family, from little kids to older, more experienced hikers. The trail is a four-mile-long loop that will take you through some of the area’s most beautiful creeks, forests, and lake shores. The lake itself is a popular local attraction and gives visitors the opportunity to go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing, in addition to exploring the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. The trail, which is classified as easy, will take approximately two to three hours to complete the four mile loop in its entirety. Note that pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash.

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6. Things to Do in Granby: Fishing with Bernie

Things to Do in Granby: Fishing with Bernie
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If you’re looking for the finest in Colorado lake fishing trips, then look no further than Fishing with Bernie. The experienced guides provide you with top of the line boats and equipment as they navigate you through some of the best fishing spots in the area. Your fishing experience is guaranteed to be outstanding as take you through Lake Granby and its breathtaking scenic backdrop alongside Rocky Mountain National Park. By the time you are back at the ramp, your catch will be packaged and ready to transport back with you as you explore the rest of Colorado.

Phone: 970-531-2318

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7. Indian Peaks Marina

Indian Peaks Marina
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Make your visit to Lake Granby spectacular with a reliable rental boat from Indian Peaks Marina. The establishment has been there for years, providing families with pontoon boats, fishing boats, two-seat catamarans, covered ships, uncovered ships, and moorings and buoys. You can have a relaxing experience on the water, just boating out to a serene corner of the world as you take in your surroundings, or you can spend the day fishing in the lake which is constantly stocked with trout, Kokanee salmon, and other species of fish. The lake is the third largest body of water in the state of Colorado and is an absolutely beautiful place to explore.

6862 US-34, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-3456, (website link)

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8. Lake Granby

Lake Granby
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Containing over 40 miles of shoreline, Lake Granby is the third largest body of water in the state of Colorado. The lake was created in the 1950s as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project which led to the erection of the Granby Dam. The lake is one of the most popular fishing spots in the area and is constantly stocked with trout, Kokanee salmon, and other species of fish. In addition to fishing, you can also spend your time there hiking, camping, and picnicking along the gorgeous scenery. Lake Granby is also home to the Lake Granby Yacht Club, and at an elevation of 8,280 feet, that makes it one of the most elevated yacht clubs in the world.

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9. Maverick's Grille

Maverick's Grille
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Maverick’s Grill is a wonderful restaurant which is housed in what was once a lettuce warehouse; the building had since then been used as a saloon, inn, and even a roller skating rink before it became the home of Maverick’s. While visiting the award winning dining establishment, you can choose to have your meal in one of their two relaxing dining rooms or at the lounge, complete with fireplace, flat-screen televisions, and plush leather sofas. The menu is separated by appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees, and a dedicated children’s menu. Popular entrees at the fill are the Wild Bill’s game meatloaf, chicken fried steak, Big Bob’s burrito, and the panko crusted cod.

15 E Agate Ave, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-9000

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10. Things to Do in Granby: Moffat Road Railway Museum

Things to Do in Granby: Moffat Road Railway Museum
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Seasonally open from Memorial Day through September, the Moffat Road Railway Museum is well-worth a visit for anyone passing through Granby. The museum preserves and showcases several pieces of vintage railway equipment (in various stages of restoration). These include a 1905 Vermont Passenger Car, 2 cabooses, a 1922 locomotive and a 1915 railroad shed. Besides the mentioned exhibits, the museum has a wonderful model railway layout with 5 trains running through a beautifully constructed landscape complete with tunnels, bridges, road and even a ski mountain with chairlifts. After you have toured the museum you can visit the gift shop which stocks a range of model trains.

555 Park Lane, Granby, CO 80446, 970 509 9894, (website link)

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11. Brickhouse 40

Brickhouse 40
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Brickhouse 40 is a bistro and tavern that is housed in a historic structure that was the very first brick building to be constructed in Granby in 1972. Prior to housing Brickhouse 40, the building had been everything from a general store and grocery to a hardware store and design center. Now, you can enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of Brickhouse 40 along with their friendly service and creative food. It is a favorite local gathering place and offers a unique take on foods that can’t be found anywhere else. Be sure to try the baked avocado stuffed with goat cheese, the Japanese lantern scallops coated in parmesan, and their dessert samplers which includes small portions of three of their famed desserts. More day trips from Colorado Springs

320 E Agate Ave, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-3505

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