Fraser River in Winter Park, Colorado

4 Days of Summer Fun

Four-Day Summer Itinerary

Day 1

Giddy up! Saddle up and go horseback riding. Enjoy the exhilarating rush of being on a horse in the national forest, view the Rockies and ride with real cowboys.

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.

Golf at one of our four distinctive public golf courses, from a mountain beauty to a 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. With the easy access to both towns, stop for a spell afterwards to enjoy the amenities they offer.

Day 2

Book a hot air balloon ride for a once in a life time experience and views you will never forget. Continental breakfast and 200+ year old traditional champagne toast is included with your ride.

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.

If you still have energy, 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.

Day 3

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.

Afterwards, take some time to do a little shopping and browse our art galleries. 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.

Day 4

Hit some of the 600 miles of trails for mountain biking in Winter Park & Fraser, a.k.a. Mountain Bike Capital USA™.

  • 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.