Fun Things to do Near Grandby, CO

 

American Coach Association 2021 National Rally
18-22 June 2021
River Run RV Resort
Granby, CO

The “Colorado High Country”, as it is called, is beautiful any time of the year, but its summers are spectacular to experience with many more things to do. Whether you are already signed up or are on the fence about attending, we thought we’d do some leg work for you and provide these glimpses into all that the Resort and the surrounding areas have to offer.

River Run RV Resort: is a new Sun Resorts RV Resort high in the Colorado Rockies near Granby.While their 2021 Guest Guide is not yet available, their 2020 Guide provides a glimpse of what the Resort has to offer and can be found on their website www.sunrvresorts.com.In addition to the information you can find on the resorts website below is a list of just few thing you can do while you are in the Granby Area for the ACA National Rally

Lake Granby: Located on the Colorado River, just 5 miles outside of the town of Granby, Lake Granby encompasses 7,256 surface acres, and is the third largest body of water in Colorado. The lake offers 40 miles of shoreline and along with its two sister lakes, Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake, offers more than 150 miles of scenic shoreline for camping, fishing or hiking

The Town of Grand Lake: is only a 20-minute drive from the Resort. This a tourist town and has a lot to offer:

Golfing: is available nearby at Granby Ranch:Granby Ranch logo

Experience the splendor of award-winning rocky mountain golfing at Granby Ranch. The 18-hole championship course is perfect for golfers of all abilities. With meandering greens and unparalleled Rocky Mountain views, the course consistently ranks as one of the top mountain golf courses in the state. You might also check out Grand Elk, Pole Creek and Grand Lake Golf Course.

Trail Ridge Road: is 48 miles through the Rocky Mountain National Park to Estes Park, CO: Trail Ridge Road spans the Park and connects Estes Park on the east side to the town of Grand Lake on the western slope. It’s the highest continuous paved road in the United States. It follows a path that the Ute and other Native American peoples used for thousands of years. See Wyoming to the north, the Great Plains on the east, the Rockies on the south and west.

See elk, pikas, marmots, ptarmigans, and bighorn sheep. Crosses the Continental Divide.

Winter Park and Berthoud pass: Winter Park is located on highway 40 about 20 miles south of the campground.  It is ski area that was originally owned by the City of Denver, in the summer they open to mountain biking.  The town is very tourist orientated and has lots of shops.  Berthoud Pass drops over to Empire and then to Idaho Springs area, they are old mining towns.

Rocky Mountain National Park: is much more than the home of Trail Ridge Road. With 4.7 million visitors each year, it is the 3rd most visited national park in the U.S.

Willow Creek Pass: Located just a few miles east of Granby, Highway 125.  This pass leads to North Park and the town of Walden, an agricultural town, not a lot of tourist attractions, the scenery is more undisturbed Colorado.   The area is great for outdoor activities, hiking, four wheeling and fishing. There is a good chance of seeing; moose, elk, deer, bears, wolves and mountain lions also inhabit the area. State Forest is a state park located about 20 miles east of Walden, there is a moose exhibited in the visitor’s center.  You can return to Granby via Highway 14 to Highway 40 and come through the town of Kremmling.  From Kremmling you will follow the Colorado River back to camp

 Fishing:

Lake Granby: never had much luck fishing from the shore, you’ll need a boat and a guide.

Shadow Mountain: shore fishing is good down by the spill way.  You can also fish right out of the spill way and do well.

Willow Creek reservoir: you can catch a lot of stocker trout from the shore.

Monarch Lake: is located about a mile above Lake Granby.  Good fishing and great hiking.  You can hike to some beaver ponds above the lake and fish.

Colorado River: most of the river in the area is gold medal waters, mean flies and lures only and several more restrictions.

 Four Wheel Drive roads:

Several can be accessed all around the area.  We had 2 major wildfires in the area last year and at this time I am not sure what will be open. The best bet would be to contact Arapaho National forest for the road map and trails that are open.  A ranger station is located on the other side of Granby about a ½ mile before City Market.

River Run RV Resortis only 86 miles from Denver and all that this Colorado capitol city has to offer: check out their website www.denver.org

Don’t forget to do the tour at the Coorsbrewery.

Please join us for what promises to be a spectacular and fun-filled rally, and plan to stay a while and experience all that Colorado has to offer.

2021 National Rally Planning Team