Family-friendly Hiking in Winter Park, Colorado


Tips & Trails


Top Trails with a View

With hundreds of miles to explore, you are bound to find a hiking trail that has what you're looking for. Go for a day hike, brave an overnight trip, find scenic vistas, visit waterfalls, or search for high alpine lakes. You name it, we have it. Our trails are multi-use for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Check out our list of favorite day hikes to help you see more of Grand County! 

Get started, and download The Official Mountain Bike & Trail Guide to Winter Park & the surrounding valley. Otherwise, find more hiking maps from the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Service here:

Coming to town soon? Stop by, and pick up a trail map from the Winter Park Visitor Center.

High Altitude Awareness

Be prepared for Colorado's ever-changing weather conditions. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in summer, so bring a rain jacket, warm layers of clothing, and gloves, even on sunny days. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. At high altitude, dehydration sets in rapidly, so be sure to carry plenty of water, and do not drink from alpine rivers, lakes or streams. Pack high carbohydrate snacks such as energy bars. In addition, always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.

Know Before You Go

With the pine beetle affecting many of our forested areas and the U.S. Forest Service managing tree removal and healthy reforestation, be sure to check with the US Forest Service on trail closures and conditions:

Family-friendly Hikes in Winter Park, Colorado

Family-Friendly Hiking in Winter Park

Fall Season Hiking

Hiking through the Aspens in Winter Park, Colorado

Hiking through the Aspens

Scenic Views while hiking in Winter Park, Colorado

Scenic Views while Hiking in Winter Park

Pet-Friendly Hiking and Backpacking Trails in Winter Park, Colorado

Pet-Friendly Hiking & Backpacking Trails