Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies offers a variety of year-round activities and lodging on 5000+ acres in the heart of Colorado’s mountains. Located in Granby, CO it’s one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.

We popped in to hike the family-friendly Waterfall Hike.

Stats and Map located at the bottom

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First stop, the Registration Building, to get a map of the vast area surrounding the Ranch and find the Waterfall Hike.

It is quiet and peaceful, situated far back in the mountain, with a small parking area and restrooms.

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Flat, easy walking on a dirt path until we reached a crossroad with signage. Go right, easy to the Falls. Go left, harder to the Falls. We went left. Later realizing we could make it a loop hike, returning on the easy path.

The more challenging trail is Larson Trail. You will find signage later in the hike. 

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Beautiful, shady, and slightly moderate heading left through tall pines. Certainly doable for most, even kids. 

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The Waterfall is sweet, small, and stunning, with moss and lush greenery. It’s tight near the Falls to stop and hang out if others are there. We took a short hike to see above the Falls and headed back, leaving families to enjoy hanging out.

> Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies is an ideal vacation destination for winter and summer. The options are endless; located central to Silvercreek Ski Resort and Winter Park Ski Area, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park, within the Ranch, a Nordic Center, Horseback Riding, Lodging, Cabins, Yurts, and more.


2.2-mile loop hike

Rated: Easy

Restroom at trailhead


Leashed dogs ok

Fee area (can purchase a day pass at the Registration Building)

> Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies

Located near Fraser, Granby, Tabernash, Winter Park, Silvercreek, and Grand Lake, CO

Year-round outdoor adventure


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