7 Days in Granby Colorado

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Granby Colorado is a small town located next to Winter Park and within driving distance of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder. It’s also close to other neat Colorado destinations and attractions.

Granby Colorado

Small Town, Big Views

The town has a population of less than 2,000 people.

Granby Colorado

The black-billed magpie was a bird we saw quite frequently in the area around Granby Colorado. It’s blue and white with beautiful blue wings.

Black billed magpie Colorado

Through a timeshare exchange, we called The Inn at Silvercreek our home away from home for the week.

Inn at Silvercreek Inn at silvercreek

I liked the overall feel of the resort; it had a nice mountain lodge vibe to it!

Stuffed Polar Bear

Stuffed bears in the lobby and all!

Java Lava Cafe

Twice during the week, we visited Java Lava Cafe, known as one of the best places in town for breakfast!

Hearty Breakfast

The portions were huge and the prices were very reasonable!

Snow mountain building

Driving Near Granby Colorado

 The town and its surrounding area were blanketed with snow and made for many lovely and scenic drives!

Scenic snowy mountain drive Snow mountain road trip Forget Someday Travel Blog couple Granby Colorado Granby Colorado

We were entranced with the beautiful snow-covered landscape.

Horses in the snow Horse in the snow

We passed the partially-frozen Grand Lake on our way to the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Guy in Colorado Icy lake in a field

Rocky Mountain National Park

 We entered the park on Highway 34, which is known as Trail Ridge Road.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Due to the recent snowfall, we were only able to go about 10 miles into the park before the road closed and we were forced to turn around.

Road through Rocky Mountain National Park

Despite the short drive, it was totally worth it! The view were majestic! To read more about the drive, check out this post!

Boulder Colorado

We took a day-trip to Boulder, Colorado (pictured above; located about 2 hours from Granby). To read about our day in Boulder, click here.

Winter Park Colorado

Also, throughout the week, we made several trips to the neighboring town of Winter Park. These adventures are compiled in a separate blog post.

Girl on snowmobile

We went on a snowmobile tour with Grand Adventures in Winter Park, which was probably one of the most fun activities I’ve ever done! Cross-country skiing was another bucket-list activity that we enjoyed during our week in Granby. It’s a lot harder than it looks!

 

Forget Someday Toccara Cross Country Skiing

This winter adventure is brought to you by Dr. McGillicuddy’s and Moose Farkel!

McGillicuddy's and Moose Farkel

The schnapps is a family tradition in honor of my mother-in-law’s late father and Moose Farkel is a fun game we picked up at a general store in Winter Park. Both were a great addition to a wonderful trip!

Two couples in Colorado

Greetings from the Best Family from Granby Colorado!

For a quick-reference destination guide to what we did during our entire stay in North Central Colorado (including Denver, Boulder, & Grand County), click here.


4 Comments:

  1. Love the website and the pictures! Can’t wait to see more.

  2. The picture indicating partially frozen Grand Lake is either Shadow Mt or Lake Granby, not Grand Lake. To see Grand Lake one must drive down into the village. The lakes seen as you drive up Hwy 34 to go into Rocky Mt National Park are the above named lakes. Grand Lake is my home town.

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