Lake Granby in Arapaho National Recreation Area with Zeb, Soapy Smith and JB Duck

After stopping at the Visitor Information Center in Granby, Colorado we follow suggestions and take US 34 to County Road 6 to Arapaho National Recreation Area.   We pass this tractor, on a sign post.

Great sign

Great sign

Soon we arrive at Arapaho National Recreation Area.   Lake Granby is frozen and there are some snowmobiles on the snow covered frozen lake.

Lake Granby

Lake Granby with snowmobile

Many people love to ice fish and this is a great place.   These humans are setting up to ice fish.

Getting ready to ice fish

Getting ready to ice fish

Often humans set up shelters while ice fishing.   Here we have three shelters.

Ice fishing shelters

Ice fishing shelters

There are several on the lake today.   Some people do not use a shelter.

Ice fishing

Ice fishing

It is easier for us to see the fishing process without shelters.   This weekend there will be 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest.   Many humans will fish and compete for cash prizes.   For information about this contest visit http://www.Colorado.com   Scroll down a little to the Calendar of Events and click on 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest in Granby.   There is a lot of snow here.   We three ducks are on a snow bank by Lake Granby.

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on cold snow

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on cold snow

It was about 10 degrees here when we visited Friday.   We did not sit on this snow very long.   Near the end of Lake Granby is Arapaho Bay Campground.   The section with cabins is closed for the winter.

This camping area closed for winter

This camping area closed for winter

There are other campgrounds and picnic areas along the lake also.   We want to come back here in the summer.   We are on the bridge over the waterway connecting Lake Granby with Lake Monarch.

Bridge over waterway between Lake Granby and Lake Monarch

Bridge over waterway between Lake Granby and Lake Monarch

We hope you visit this very pretty area some time this year.   Maybe even this weekend for the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest.

Granby, Colorado with Zeb, Soapy Smith and JB Duck

We love Colorado.   From federal buildings to top ski resorts; from prairies to small frontier towns, the variety is wonderful.   Granby, Colorado is an old feeling small town located in the mountains of northern Colorado.   This sign welcomes us to Granby, a city in Grand County.

Welcome to Granby, Colorado

Welcome to Granby, Colorado

The tourist office recommended we browse here, but the store was not open yet.

Corner Mall in Granby. This store has a little of everything

Corner Mall in Granby. This store has a little of everything

Main street in Granby highlights the mountainous geography and the wooden buildings.

Granby's main street

Granby’s main street.   New snow in mountains and Colorado blue sky.

Los Amigos restaurant was highly recommended, but we arrived here too early in the day.

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on bench waiting at Los Amigos restaurant

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on bench waiting at Los Amigos restaurant

A few miles from downtown Granby we visited Granby Ranch.

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch

This newer development provides homeowners and visitors with outdoor activities, including skiing,  fishing, and golfing or biking when weather permits.   Several ski lifts cross the terrain for all levels of ski ability.

Ski lifts and runs for all skill level

Ski lifts and runs for all skill level

You can practically ski to your condo.

Ski to condo

Ski to condo

The homes and amenities are great, but the natural beauty of Colorado makes Granby Ranch special.

Beautiful scenery at Granby Ranch

Beautiful scenery at Granby Ranch

Next time will we take you to another scenic area near Granby.   We hope you enjoy Colorado soon.