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.
Small Town, Big Views
The town has a population of less than 2,000 people.
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.
Through a timeshare exchange, we called The Inn at Silvercreek our home away from home for the week.
I liked the overall feel of the resort; it had a nice mountain lodge vibe to it!
Stuffed bears in the lobby and all!
Twice during the week, we visited Java Lava Cafe, known as one of the best places in town for breakfast!
The portions were huge and the prices were very reasonable!
Driving Near Granby Colorado
The town and its surrounding area were blanketed with snow and made for many lovely and scenic drives!
We were entranced with the beautiful snow-covered landscape.
We passed the partially-frozen Grand Lake on our way to the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park
We entered the park on Highway 34, which is known as Trail Ridge Road.
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.
Despite the short drive, it was totally worth it! The view were majestic! To read more about the drive, check out this post!
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.
Also, throughout the week, we made several trips to the neighboring town of Winter Park. These adventures are compiled in a separate blog post.
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!
This winter adventure is brought to you by Dr. 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!
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.