4-Day Summer Itinerary

Enjoy your nice long weekend!

Day 1

Morning: Giddy up! Saddle up and go horseback riding. Enjoy the exhilarating rush of riding horseback through a national forest, and view the Rockies like a real cowboy.

Afternoon: For lunch choose a place where you can sit outside and enjoy the scenery. Many of our resort and downtown restaurants boast patios with a killer view.

After lunch, golf at one of our four distinctive public golf courses, from a mountainous beauty to a traditional link-style golf course, each situated between Winter Park and Grand Lake. Set a tee time and take a few hours to relax at Pole Creek Golf Club, named the 2015 Best Mountain Golf Course by Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine.

Evening: Since the Grand County golf courses are located throughout the area, take the evening to explore the nearby towns. Grab some dinner, go shopping or simply take a stroll down the main streets.

Day 2

Morning: Book a hot air balloon ride for a once-in-a-lifetime experience—plus views you will never forget. A continental breakfast and a champagne toast (a 200+ year tradition!) is included with your ride.

Afternoon: Splish splash! Decompress from your trip in the clouds with a dip in the pool or soak in the hot tub at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center. There is plenty of fun to be had for both children and adults at this recreation center.

Evening: If you still have energy, get outside to take a hike! The Discovery Trail is located across from Winter Park Resort at the Bonfils Stanton Outdoor Center. This 1.6 mile hike follows the boardwalk to the right through the forest and past a number of picnic areas. Marshy areas provide great wildlife opportunities and beautiful views of the Continental Divide and ski area. Take advantage of the longer days with an evening hike, but be sure to head back before the sun goes down!

Day 3

Morning: Take time to explore Winter Park Resort. Summer offerings include Colorado’s longest alpine slide, human maze, scenic chairlift rides and mini golf, to name a few. There are plenty of things to do to fill the whole morning, and then some!

Afternoon: Afterwards, take some time to do a little shopping and browse our art galleries in town. Whether you are looking for unique gifts, lifestyle clothing, jewelry, camping gear, the latest in bike and ski equipment, or a nice bottle of wine, Winter Park is your hub. Be sure to stroll through Hideaway Park while you are at it. There is a short walking path along the Fraser River nearby that connects the park to Confluence Park.

Evening: Enjoy the beautiful weather and find a great patio to dine outdoors while you watch the sun go down. If you’re looking to treat yourself, we have plenty of sit-down options in town for you to choose from. Cap off the evening with a local brew from a pub or bar. View dining and nightlife options.

Day 4

Morning and Afternoon: Hit some of the 600 miles of trails for mountain biking in Winter Park & Fraser, also known as Mountain Bike Capital USA™. No matter your skill level, we have the ride for you:

  • Beginners: Northwest Passage Trail to Flume, which starts just outside the town of Fraser, offers a very gradual uphill climb. This ride has a really nice singletrack with only a little rock and root.
  • Intermediate: Middle-of-the-road riders should hit Blue Sky, a trail that takes riders to D-4, D-2 and into Elk Meadow. This is a nice, wide singletrack with some rocks and a little climb.
  • Advanced: For those who want to feel a serious burn, take on Tipperary to Spruce Creek, which features a long, demanding climb and a high-speed descent on singletrack.

Or for those seeking even more of a gravity-fed adrenaline rush, check out our downhill bike parks. Bike Granby Ranch was created to provide an incredible outdoor experience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Skilled riders and beginners alike will find trails and amenities to make their two-wheeled adventures safe, fun and unforgettable on double and single-track trails. Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort is the fastest growing bike park in North America. World class athletes frequent and compete at this full service mountain bike destination, with over 40 miles of trails for every experience level. New in 2016 is the Green Horn-it! Area, designed to give beginners a taste of the Trestle Bike Park. This 1/3-mile course features banks, rollers, bridges, and a pump track.