Granby is called “The Heart of Something Grand” (Grand County) because of its close proximity to the many family-friendly activities in the area. Surrounded by the majestic Indian Peaks to the east, the tall mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park to the north, Byers Peak to the south and rolling hills to the west, wildlife viewing, hiking, skiing and many other activities abound. Many of the residents of Granby are descendants of original pioneers and of the people who came later because of the railroad.
In the 1920s, iceberg lettuce, which was able to endure the high altitude, was cultivated where Lake Granby Reservoir is today. The lettuce was shipped to eastern hotels in railroad boxcars refrigerated with ice, hence the name iceberg lettuce. Ranching and tourism are mainstays in the area. Lake Granby is the second largest body of water in Colorado.
Granby has charming shops, restaurants, a large grocery store and a hospital, emergency medical services, the Sulphur Ranger district office (the only forest service office in the county), four schools and is the headquarters of many nonprofit organizations.
Amtrak trains bound for Northern California and Chicago stop in Granby. Granby/Grand County Airport Emily Warner Field (KGNB) accommodates medium twin-turbo props and light business jets. www.granbyairport.com.
For more information call 970-887-2311 or visit www.granbychamber.com.