Local Area Map
Grand Lake & Granby Area Map
Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes used to hunt and fish in the area of Grand Lake and Granby. The first European settler set up residence in Grand Lake in 1867, and Granby was founded in 1905 when the railroad came to the area.
Grand Lake, Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountains, less than 2 hours west of Denver. This area is an alpine village with board sidewalks, log-front stores and modern of dining and shopping amenities. At 8,369', this rustic town is enveloped by peaks, especially the impressive, bald Mt. Craig. Granby, Colorado, is near Arapaho National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park with easy access to many other activities located in Grand County.
The area boasts great fishing lakes with beautiful, unspoiled views. Anglers will find rainbow, brook, mackinaw and cutthroat trout in abundance and large kokanee salmon as well. Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in Colorado, as well as man-made Shadow Mountain, Willow Creek and Granby Reservoirs are home to this incredible fishing and over 150 miles of shoreline for other water activities. Horseback riding, boating, hiking, golfing and river rafting (Upper Colorado River) are other activities to experience in this beautiful area. When the snow starts, Grand Lake and Granby become a winter playground, with groomed trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and close by slopes for downhill skiing (Granby Ranch Ski Resort).
Grand Lake Activities and Maps
National Parks and Monuments:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand Lake Hiking Trails -UPDATED-
Rafting & Kayaking:
Upper Colorado River Rafting & Kayaking
Jeep & 4WD:
Grand Lake Jeeping & ATV Trails
Ski Areas & Resorts:
Ski Granby Ranch
Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing Trails
More Activities & Information
Grand Lake, Colorado includes: Granby, Ski Granby Ranch
Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado includes: Parshall