As a mountain town that is nestled in the Rocky Mountain Valley between Grand Lake and Winter Park, recreation comes aplenty here in Granby. A popular vacation destination due to its proximity to local ski resorts and lakes, visitors get to experience the great wonders that Granby has to offer in the way of outdoor recreation. More often than enough, many choose to turn the fun into a permanent way of living or invest in vacation properties so that they can come back and visit anytime they want.
Some popular activities include skiing or snowboarding at Granby Ranch or nearby Winter Park, fishing and boating at Granby Reservoir (Lake Granby), horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, and golfing at any of the four world-class golf courses that surround Granby.
Many natural attractions are just a stone's throw away from Granby, all which astound even longtime residents due to its great beauty. Natural landmarks that are too good to pass up include Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake, Arapaho National Forest, Rocky Mountain National Park, Fraser River, Colorado River, and Williams Fork River.
Annual Events in Granby
Granby's residents look forward to a host of events throughout the year because they know that it's the perfect time to get out and mingle with their neighbors and perhaps make some new friends. Popular yearly events in Granby include the Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest held in January, Ride the Rockies in June, Flying Heels Rodeo and the "Largest Small Town Parade" held every fourth of July weekend, the summer Farmers and Artist Markets held in August, Constitution Week in September, and Trick or Treat Main Street in October.
East Grand School District
Granby's students are served by the schools of the East Grand School District which also caters to the communities of Fraser, Hot Sulphur Springs, Winter Park, Grand Lake, and Tabernash. Serving students from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, East Grand School District has a current student enrollment of over 1300 students. The district also boasts some of the most scenic campuses in the state, as well as high student achievement with many, if not all, students continuing their education at the collegiate level after graduating. Schools within the district include Indian Peaks Charter School (K-8), Granby Elementary and Fraser Valley Elementary (PreK-5), East Grand Middle School (6-8), and Middle Park High School.
Nearby Colleges and Universities
Students wishing to continue their education at the collegiate level have several nearby campuses to choose from including: University of Colorado-Boulder; Colorado School of Mines in Golden; Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood; Colorado Christian University also in Lakewood; Front Range Community College in Westminster; and in Denver, Community College of Denver and Regis University.