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Summer Amenities, Activities and Family Fun at Granby Ranch

by Colorado Snow Sensei on May.22, 2012, under General

Ready for summer in the mountains? Granby Ranch is kicking off the season with new amenity names and events as they prepare for the hot and active months ahead. Golfing, biking, grilling, volleyball and more can all be found at the Ranch.

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As the first rays of sunshine inch over the peaks surrounding Granby Ranch, and the kids are placing bets on who will make it down Silky Johnson, you know this is going to be a great summer day.  Granby Ranch is a place where your family can slow down, have fun and connect. You’ll find hiking trails through aspen groves, chairlift access to over 5000 acres of cross-country trails, downhill mountain bike trails and features, a championship golf course, and miles of gold-medal fishing on the Fraser River.

  • Play a round at Golf Granby Ranch
  • Explore trails at Bike Granby Ranch
  • Fish the Fraser River at Fish Granby Ranch
  • Dine at Granby Ranch Grill
  • Listen to free live music on the patio
  • Hike to hundreds of acres of wildlife habitat

What’s New at Granby Ranch

  • The bike park terrain is now being expanded to accommodate for all-levels of riders
  • Enhancements to our high level downhill Bike Park trails and extensive cross-country trail system
  • Redesigned pump track that consists of pumps, berms and rollers
  • Return of Triple DHip Mountain Bike Race on July 14 and 15.
  • Kids’ Rental Golf Clubs
  • New Summer Menu at Granby Ranch Grill
  • Sand Volleyball Series


HOT SUMMER DEALS AT GRANBY RANCH

FREE Chairlift Rides for Foot Passengers!

Ride the chairlift to the summit at Vista Ridge, and see breathtaking views all the way to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Adventure is easy to find at while hiking Granby Ranch, with 5000 acres of trails traversing the landscape in and around the community.  Begin your journey from our network of hiking trails, then climb deeper into rich forests of aspen, spruce and fir. Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Hike for more information.

Sign up for our Newsletter for Special Discounts

Sign up for our newsletter online and instantly receive a $5 coupon for an adult lift ticket to Bike Granby Ranch.  Visit www.GranbyRanch.com for more details.

SUMMER AMENITIES

Golf Granby Ranch
April 7-September 30 (weather permitting)

Hours of Operation: Daily from 7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Golf Granby Ranch (formerly Headwaters Golf Course) is on par with the finest of Colorado’s mountain golf courses. This championship course weaves naturally through native grasses and wetland along the meandering Fraser River, with 18 holes that will challenge and reward every player. Golf Granby Ranch is just the place for playing with friends or sharing your love of the game with the new golfers in your family.

Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Golf for more information.

Golf Granby Ranch offers league play and lessons June through August.

Leagues

  • 9 Holes Ladies League, Sundays at 9 am.
  • Men’s League, Sundays at 11 am.
  • Skins Game Monday’s at noon.
  • Twilight Series, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm starting July 10.

Lessons

  • Men’s golf lessons, Saturdays from 1 to 2 pm.
  • Ladies golf lessons, Saturday’s from 3 to 4 pm.
  • Junior’s golf lessons (age 3-17), Tuesdays from 9 – 10 am.

Twilight & Super Twilight at Golf Granby Ranch

Play a round at Golf Granby Ranch after 2 pm for twilight or 4 pm for super twilight discounts.  Please call 970-887-2709 for more information or to sign up for a tee time

Family Golf Holes, $20 per family

Bring your family to Golf Granby Ranch for casual play at our par 3 Family Golf Holes. Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Golf for more information.

Junior Golf Lesson Program
Granby Ranch junior golf lessons program provides instruction on all necessary components needed to enjoy the game of golf.  Instruction is offered by Head PGA Professional, Don Campbell, who has 19 years of teaching experience ranging from entry level instruction to PGA Tour players.

Bike Granby Ranch

May 25 – September 30 (weather permitting)

Photo Credit: Barry Brown

Photo Credit: Barry Brown

Bike Granby Ranch (formerly SolVista Bike Park) kicks off summer with a challenging downhill and enhanced cross country trail network, and the addition of family-friendly lift-served trails. The park will open May 25th, reviving old favorites with even more features for advanced riders and adding cross-country trail signage to aid navigation through the extensive trail network.  Most importantly, the park will add new family-friendly trails for beginners.

We’ll operate Thursday through Sunday until September 30, weather permitting.  For your convenience, we offer bike rentals and coaching sessions.

Hours of Operation, weather permitting:

  • Thursdays: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Fridays: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sundays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kids Ride at Bike Granby Ranch for a discount on Thursdays, 3-6 pm

Ages 14 and older:  $18 / Ages 13 and under $10

Please call 888-850-4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Bike for more information.

Get on the Dirt” Package

2 hour coaching session, bike rental package, and lift ticket, $69

If you have ever wanted to sharpen your cross-country or downhill skills, Bike Granby Ranch has the program for you! Learn an exciting new sport with our professional instructors.  Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Bike for more information.

Free Bike Clinics, Saturdays, 11 am – 12 pm
Receive professional instruction every Saturday with free one-hour clinics focused on skills and techniques to help you master mountain biking. Learn the right way to negotiate obstacles, stay safe, and make the most of your riding opportunities.  Meet at the bike rental shop inside Base Camp Lodge at 10:30 am.  Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Bike for more information.

Granby Ranch Grill
May 23 – Sept. 30
Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm

Granby Ranch Grill features Italian-inspired fare.  This season we have a new name, new management, a new menu, and are open for lunch!  Spend Wednesday and Saturday evenings with us listening to live music on the patio, while watching the sun set over the peaks at Granby Ranch.   Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Dine for more information.

Wednesday Night Social

The neighborhood social begins for the summer on Wednesday, June 20th Open to everyone, this four-course dinner features fresh creations made with the highest quality ingredients available. Please call 970-887-5200 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Dine for more information.

Granby Ranch Sand Volleyball

Granby Ranch is excited to host Sand Volleyball, every Thursday night from 6:30-8:00 pm, beginning July 12 and ending August 16.  Drop-ins are welcome.

The volleyball series will end with a Round Robin tournament, with prize certificates worth $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Please contact Jon Kohlwey at 970-887-5148 for more information.
Food and drink specials will be available during the volleyball series at Granby Ranch Grill.

Vista Vibe at Granby Ranch Grill

Vista Vibe continues this summer at Granby Ranch Grill (formerly Seven Trails Grille) with weekly sunset concerts every Wednesday and Saturday evening on our patio.

Join us on Wednesday’s beginning June 27 through August 29 from 5 – 8 pm for Vista Vibe Bands.  Saturday’s feature a solo acoustic musician beginning June 23 through September 1, from 5 – 8 pm.

Make Granby Ranch Grill part of your summer tradition.  Contact us for more information:  970-887-5200.  Granby Ranch Grill is located at the Base Lodge, 1000 Village Road, Granby, CO 80446.

Penny-Per-Stroke: Wednesdays through Sundays

Bring in your Golf Granby Ranch scorecard to Granby Ranch Grill on the same day of your game, and pay just a penny per stroke for your first draft beer, or first glass of house win..  Please call 970-887-5200 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Golf for more information.

SUMMER EVENT CALENDAR

Ride the Rockies: Wednesday, June 13

Granby Ranch Grill invites race participants and spectators alike to join us for dinner specials.  Granby Ranch will offer a free shuttle to Granby Ranch Grill casual dining restaurant from the check in point in Granby for race participants to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal.

Grand Classic: Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16

A two-day tournament hosted by Golf Granby Ranch and Pole Creek Golf Club to benefit the Grand Foundation. Please call 970.887.3111 or visit www.GrandFoundation.com for more information.

Granby Ranch Summer Fling: Saturday, June 30, 2 – 8pm

Enjoy a day of family fun at Granby Ranch filled with activities including a fly-fishing casting clinic, face-painting, putting contests, live music, FREE chair lift rides, games and more!  The games and activities will be held from 2-4:30 pm, followed by a summer BBQ and dance party from 5-8 pm on Saturday, June 30 at Granby Ranch.  Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com for more information.

Twilight Golf Series: Tuesdays, July 10 – July 31, 5:30 pm shotgun start

Sign up with teams of 4 for a 9-hole shotgun twilight golf series at Golf Granby Ranch. At least one player must be a woman.  Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Golf for more information.

Triple DHip:  Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15

Back by popular demand, Triple DHip, July 14 and 15.  The Triple DHip is a lift-served, G3-formatted mountain bike stage race.  Professional and amateur racers will compete in three stages.  Racers will compete on three separate racetracks at Bike Granby Ranch, host of the USA Cycling National Championships 2009 and 2010.  The event promises to deliver thrills for top-tier cyclists and spectators alike, with a full schedule of weekend festivities to be announced shortly.

Call 970-887-5123 for more information or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Bike.

Ladies’ Open: Wednesday, August 1, 9 am shotgun start

Join us for the Ladies’ Open at Golf Granby Ranch, an 18-hole tournament.  $75 includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. USGA approved handicap required. Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com/Golf for more information.

Granby Ranch Round-Up: Saturday, August 11th, 2-8pm

Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some old-fashioned western hospitality and family fun (rain or shine).  Granby Ranch welcomes back, The Jackman Brothers, for engaging family entertainment.  The afternoon starts with picnic games including sack races, three-legged races, juggling, and horseshoes, stick horse races and fun family relays. Learn how to rope and ride. We’ll finish up the night with a Wild West Show and a Hoe Down Dance Party with a blend of today’s popular music.  Granby Ranch Grill offers a western-style BBQ and drink specials.

Please call 888.850.4615 or visit www.GranbyRanch.com for more information.

Summit Assault: Sunday, September 16

Summit Assault is a gnarly trail running race where participants compete for the fastest time from the base of the mountain to the summit. Following a victorious summit photo, racers will enjoy a relaxing chairlift ride back down to Base Camp. And what would Summit Assault be without the post-race festival? At Base Camp the Summit Survivors will be greeted with delicious food, refreshing beverages, and LIVE music to be shared with friends and family!  Visit http://summitassault.com/ for details.

Run the Ranches:  Sunday, September 30
Spanning 5,000 acres of high alpine landscape, Granby Ranch features an expansive network of trails, a 450-acre wildlife conservation area, hundreds of acres of open space, miles of forestland, and the Fraser River corridor. Runners can choose a 2.4-mile or 7.6-mile run.  Race begins at 10 am, with packet pick-up and late registration beginning at 8:30 am.

This race is put on by the Headwaters Trail Alliance.  Online registration is available at http://www.RunReg.com or at http://www.headwaterstrails.org/events.

DIRECTIONS & LODGING

Directions

Granby Ranch is located in Grand County, just 15 minutes from Winter Park and the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Granby Ranch is the perfect place for gathering friends and family for memorable Colorado summer adventures.  From Denver, follow I-70 west to exit 232, the Winter Park/Ski Granby Ranch exit. Follow US Hwy 40 over Berthoud Pass, and continue 15 miles past Winter Park, toward Granby, Colorado.  Turn right onto Village Road, and continue for 1.5 miles to Base Camp Lodge located at 1000 Village Road, Granby, CO 80446

Lodging

Can’t wait to join us? We don’t blame you. Give our full-service reservation department a call at 1.888.850.4615 and we’ll plan a customized itinerary perfect for you and your group. With a variety of lodging and travel options to fit any budget, we’ll help you plan the perfect Colorado mountain vacation.


About Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch is a four-season mountain community nestled against the Continental Divide, located only 76 miles from Denver, and only 20 miles from Winter Park, Colorado and the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.Home to Ski Granby Ranch, Bike Granby Ranch, Golf Granby Ranch, and Fish Granby Ranch the community offers chairlift access to thousands of acres of hiking and cross-country trails as well as world-class downhill mountain biking, a championship golf course, miles of gold-medal fishing and the friendliest family ski mountain around.

With homesites from under $100,000, Granby Ranch represents true value in the Colorado high country.  Paired cabins, condominiums, and single-family home neighborhoods are surrounded by protected recreational open space, allowing connectivity by trail rather than merely by road.  Visit www.granbyranch.com for lodging options, activities, or to learn more about owning a mountain home at Granby Ranch.

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