Friday, May 25, 2012

Granby, Colorado - You Can See Heaven from Here

See that photo up there^^^? That's what I'm talkin' about ! That is Lake Granby,near Granby, CO, about 85 west of Denver. I have been there and as beautiful as this picture is, it still doesn't do justice to what is shown. In person Lake Granby is even more visually stunning. Imagine that if you can.

At 7935 feet high in the Rockies and home to a touch over 1500 lucky people, Granby is in one of the most scenic locales in the world. The town was founded in 1904 by a  lawyer named Hilyer Granby and was incorporated in 1905.

As you have probably surmised by now, in the summer months there are numerous outdoor activities to take advantage of and some oustanding places to visit while you're in Granby. Just beacause Old Man Winter makes his annual trek through the Rockies, doesn't mean you have to be stranded inside for several months. Au contraire, podnuh. Granby is just a hop, skip and a jump from some of the best snow skiing in the world at Winter Park.
Thanks to Loco Steve on Flickr for the Photo

Loco Steve has this to say about Granby, "At an elevation of 7,935 ft. above sea level, Granby, Colorado offers the Colorado Rocky Mountain experience at a considerably lower price than your typical resort community.

Granby, Colorado has mantained it's proud ranching heritage and its friendly small-town atmosphere, despite seeing the growth of the Colorado tourist industry all around it. You can only keep such a beautiful place a secret for so long."

Well said, Loco.

Stuff to Do

The Granby Chamber of Commerce says that the town is "close to hiking, mountain biking, and boating, rafting, horseback riding, and hunting, as well as gold medal river water and trophy lake fishing." Truer words were never spoken. For trout fishing in the rivers and creeks, use an inline spinner bait such as Panther-Martin, Mepps or Blue Fox, all three are great lures. Throw the spinner bait up stream retrieving it just a hair faster than the current of the water. The fish are facing up stream looking for oncoming morsels of food and this presentation gives you a good chance of literally hitting a trout on the nose. Also look for "eddies", calms areas of water close to moving water. trout like to hide out in the eddies, waiying to ambush any poor critter that looks like lunch.

Food and Lodging

I looked up some arbitrary vacation dates on and came up with these figures. Staying Granby will cost you a little more, but the price may well be worth it to you. There are some terrific places to eat and stay at in Granby. You'll find a comprehensive list of them at the town's web site.

Lodging in a nearby town such as Fraser, 12 miles from Granby, can save you some money and offers a fantastic drive from one town to the other. 

You can't really go wrong when visiting Granby. It's in such a beautiful area, that anywhere you go and anything you see will surely take your breath away.

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