Aa Bar Ranch (Aa Barn) Group Picnic Site

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee Ng

Reservable, day-use site for group picnics and other gatherings next to the Colorado River, Rocky Mountain National Park, and a historic barn that is available for indoor activities. Site not shaded. Motorized access to site and use of barn facilities are by reservation only. Visitors may access on foot the river, Forest Service trails, and Rocky Mountain National Park trails located adjacent to the AA Barn Site. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times at the AA Barn Site and adjacent Forest Service area, but dogs are prohibited in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Maximum number of people is 100 per day. The suggested vehicle limit is 20. Vehicles cannot be driven off the gravel areas. Do Not alter any features of the site, leave it as you find it. And, please pick up all trash and take it with you! Enjoy Your Stay.

The AA Barn is an enclosed space and has two floors. The upper floor is not available for use. The lower floor has electricity. The barn can be very cold late into the summer season due to the lack of sunlight and lack of heater. The barn can also get very hot during warm summer afternoons. The outside corrals are not suitable for livestock but do make beautiful photography backgrounds. Outside of the barn, there are handicap accessible vault toilets. The barn is at the end of a gated, drivable road. The public has access to walk on the road but does not have access to drive down the driveway. Tables and chairs are provided. This includes; 10 banquet style tables, 90 folding chairs and 13 picnic tables. Please note; you cannot operate any device that produces amplified sound at the barn site.

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Natural Features

The mountains in this area of Colorado are beautiful but the lodgepole pine beetle killed trees can be a challenge when it comes to photographs. The AA Barn used to be a working ranch and old corrals can be found on site. The Colorado River headwaters are adjacent to this barn and it is just below the Shadow Mountain Reservoir dam.

Nearby Attractions


This barn is adjacent to a hiking entry point to Rocky Mountain National Park and has great fishing opportunities.

Contact Information


PO Box 10 Granby CO 80446


County Road 66 Grand Lake CO 80447

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 970-887-4100

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Driving Directions

From the intersection of U.S. Highways 40 and 34 in Granby, travel north for 12 miles on Highway 34 to County Road 66 and go east one mile. Look for the Green Ridge Complex sign (County Road 66, Forest Road 274). Turn right on CR 66 and drive to end. Access through gate is issued with reservation upon calling the office during normal business hours.

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