Arapaho Bay Campground encompasses 84 total campsites on the far southeastern end of Colorado's Lake Granby, right at the foot of the Northern Front Range's western slope and on the boarder of the well-protected and recreation mecca Indian Peaks Wilderness. The campground is actually broken up into three distinct campgrounds: Roaring Fork, Moraine Loop and Big Rock, with Roaring Fork being the largest and most popular due to its stunning views, boat ramp access to the reservoir, and availability of potable water.
From the campground you can venture deep into the Indian Peaks Wilderness via the Arapaho Pass Trail, Cascade Creek Trail or Buchanan Pass Trail, all of which depart from the Monarch Lake Trailhead. Directly from the campground though, you can also venture up the there-and-back Roaring Fork Trail - an easy jaunt to see pristine Rocky Mountain cascades.
The state's third largest body of water, Lake Granby was created when the upper Colorado River was harnessed by the Granby Dam in 1950, a part of the Bureau of Reclamation's Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Siting at an elevation of 8,280 feet, the reservoir is stocked annually with trout and kokanee salmon.
Other campgrounds on the reservoir include:
Arapaho Bay: Roaring Fork Campground is operated by American Land and Leisure. Call 801.226.3564 for more details.