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Top 10 Summer Activities in Winter Park


There's a whole lot of exciting fun going on this summer in Winter Park! We have tons of cool events planned as well as extensive mountain activities in our area. Here's a quick list of 10 of our favorite summer activities:

1. Winter Park Concerts & Events

Live music! Arts and crafts! Fun runs! Blues and bikes and beers, oh my! From festivals to concerts and  relaxing yoga, the days and nighs are packed with events this summer. Pick and choose your own adventures and check out our Signature Summer Events for more info!

2. Hiking 

There’s a myriad of magnificent hiking trails around Winter Park and the Fraser Valley, with flavors for every style and ability. From meandering through the meadows and forests of the Fraser Valley to exploring alpine lakes up along the Continental Divide, there’s a Rocky Mountain hike waiting for you!

3. Biking 

If you’re looking for a Rocky Mountain bike adventure, look no further than Bike Winter Park.  With more than 600 miles of trails – including downhill trails, cross-country trails, paved trails, and even two lift-served bike parks – there’s a bike adventure for every age and ability in Winter Park.

4. Alpine Slide

Colorado’s longest alpine slide is calling your name! At Winter Park Resort, adults and kids alike can enjoy a scenic ride up the chairlift, then ear-to-ear grins down 3,000 feet of smooth track, winding you all the way back to base. 

5. Fishing

The Winter Park area offers fantastic fly-fishing for trophy trout, with the Fraser and Upper Colorado Rivers both full of rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout. Several fly-fishing guides and outfitters serve the Winter Park area as well.

6. Golf

Grand County is often called a “mountain golf mecca,” with no less than four golf courses in the area. Oh, and the rumors are true: golfing at high elevations really does make your ball fly farther! Come experience Colorado mountain golf at its finest!

7. Horseback Riding

Experience the Rocky Mountains on horseback! Horseback riding is a time-honored tradition in Colorado, dating back to the pioneer days of the Old West. Several guest ranches serve the Winter Park area, with well-mannered horses that are friendly to both adults and children alike.

8. Ziplining & Aerial Adventures 

These mountain activities involve literally “zipping” through the air on a cable line, or climbing to new heights providing an adrenaline rush like no other! Several area guest resorts offer zipline tours,  providing even more adventure.

9. Rodeos & Rafting

Come enjoy an authentic Colorado rodeo! From bronco riding and racing to steer wrestling and roping, there's all kinds of rodeo excitement in the Winter Park area. Cowboy up! With the Colorado River right here in our own backyard, rafting adventures abound around Winter Park. It's a rush!

10. Spas

You can enjoy world-class spas, salons, and saunas during your stay. From mani-pedis to a good mountain massage, or luxurious spa experience, Winter Park is a great place to relax and be pampered!

With a wide variety of mountain events and activities planned, Winter Park is the place to be this summer. 

Pro tip: Sign up for a Winter Park Experience Pass and gain access to deals and discounts as well as the insider's guide to incredible local adventures and experiences. It is free and available on your mobile device.