Winter Park Vacations

This thrilling vacation spot in north central Colorado attracts many skiers. Enjoy summer attractions too, including hiking and mountain biking.

With skiing, sledding, tubing, mountain biking and hiking, Winter Park offers year-round outdoor adventures. The picturesque small town is located high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and is home to the Winter Park Resort.

You will find more than 3,000 skiable acres (1,214 hectares) spread across four adjacent mountainous areas that are connected by trails and chair lifts. Head to the Granby Ranch Ski Area where families can learn to ski together. Go cross-country skiing along the trails of Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Disabled skiers can ski, snowshoe and snowboard at the National Sports Center for the Disabled. In addition to skiing, enjoy ice skating, tubing, sledding and snowmobile tours. 

In the summer, go on day hikes or overnight trips through the rugged wilderness. Walk on trails passing through forests, up to alpine lakes, along rivers and into glacial valleys. Among the many other activities offered are zip-line tours, golfing, fishing and boating. At Trestle Bike Park find more than 40 miles (64 kilometers) of mountain biking trails with options suitable for all skill and experience levels.

Ride the Zephyr Express, a scenic chairlift that leaves Winter Park and climbs to an elevation of 10,700 feet (3,261 meters). Along the way, take in the lofty views of Fraser Valley. Once you reach the summit, have a meal or drink in the mountaintop restaurant.

For fun attractions away from the mountainside, venture into the town of Winter Park. Shop for clothes and outdoor adventure gear, indulge in a spa treatment and view landscape and wildlife art at the Elk Horn Art Gallery.

Denver International Airport is the main gateway to Winter Park. It is 90 miles (149 kilometers) east of the town. Get around by rental car, taxi and the free community shuttle service during the winter. 

Whether you prefer summer or winter outdoor fun, a vacation to Winter Park will provide a refreshing getaway.

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