Located in the heart of Grand County, Colorado, just a few minutes from Granby is the Solvista Ski Resort and Winter park
, otherwise known as Solvista Basin at Granby Ranch.
The Resort and Winter park offers a variety of downhill slopes and cross-country trail systems. The SolVista Ski Resort offers its guests a rare mix: varied terrain for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiing/riding, panoramic views of the Continental
Divide, two connected mountains that both filter to the same base. The SolVista Basin turns into a world-class bike park in the summer, with single-track and downhill trails spanning the entire resort. It is home to the 2010 USA Cycling National Championships and many other distinguished Mountain States Cup Races. The resort also offers charming vacation rentals, condo rentals and accommodations.
Ski Season typically runs from mid-December to early April. The slopes are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With full, half day and multi-day lift tickets available, the slopes are accessible for all.
Many Granby and Grand County residents are descended from pioneer settlers
who arrived before the country was fully surveyed. Early families established themselves under the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed easy access to land to those who would inhabit and improve upon the territory. Stay in any of the locally owned accommodations will give visitors a glimpse into the town’s ancestry. Lodging here ranges from vacation rentals, condo rentals to chalet rentals.
Granby neighborhoods’ are connected by trails instead of sidewalks.
For fishing enthusiast there is fishing on private stretches of blue-ribbon river, golf, mountain biking and the friendliest family ski mountain around. It also offer wonderful accommodation, vacation rental and chalet rental options.
Within striking distance is the Arapaho National Forest which is located in the Rocky Mountains
, straddling the continental divide in the Front Range west of Denver.
It was established on July 1, 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt and named for the Arapaho. The forest includes part of the high Rockies and river valleys in the upper watershed of the Colorado River and South Platte River.
Denver, an hour’s drive away, has well-known neighborhoods including the historic and trendy LoDo (short for "Lower Downtown"), part of the city's Union Station neighborhood; Capitol Hill, Baker Historic District
, South City Park/Greektown, Highland, Cherry Creek, Washington Park, Lowry; Uptown; Curtis Park, part of the Five Points neighborhood; Alamo Placita, the northern part of the Speer neighborhood; Park Hill, a successful example of intentional racial integration; and Golden Triangle, in the Civic Center. Most of these have many wonderful accommodation and vacation rental choices.