Fall Colors in Winter Park, Colorado

Fall Colors Pop in Winter Park

What to See and Do

Fall Colors Pop in Winter Park

Things to Do this Fall

Fall is in full swing in Winter Park, also known as Colorado’s Favorite Playground. The photo above was taken yesterday. Doesn't it make you want to visit Winter Park?

Here’s just a taste of what’s in store for your fall trip.

Mountain Biking

Winter Park’s alter ego is Mountain Bike Capital USA™ because of the vast number and variety of trails in the area. Tackle the steady climbs through beautiful meadows, and you'll be rewarded with views of golden aspens, the quintessential Colorado foliage. Check out all of the trail options on the Mountain Bike Capital USA™ interactive trail map. There are also lots of local bike shops for rentals and gear.


The same trails you use for biking are also available for hiking. Jones Pass is a 6.5 mile trek that crests the Continental Divide above the tree line, earning hikers an up-close-and-personal look at Mother Nature’s fall colors. James Peak Protection Area encompasses 14,000 acres of stunning peaks and lovely lakes. Lucky hikers might even encounter wildlife like elk, deer, bighorn sheep or mountain goat along the way.

Horseback Riding

Are you interested in hoofing it – literally – through Winter Park’s trail system? Then you should try horseback riding. There are many companies throughout Winter Park and the Fraser Valley that can expertly guide even the most novice city slicker through the Colorado backcountry on horseback. Reservations are recommended.

Camping & Glamping

Sometimes a day trip just doesn’t cut it, and in that case, staying overnight in the Colorado mountains might be just the ticket. There are plenty of campsites and RV parks around Winter Park, but there are also some less rustic camping options for those who aren’t interested in roughing it. The Broome Hut, located near the timberline on the west side of Berthoud Pass, is part of the Grand Hut system, which is owned and operated by the Grand Huts Association. This hut offers one of the finest high altitude hiking locales in Colorado. Arapaho Valley Ranch, just outside of the nearby town of Granby offers “glamping” in luxury teepees or tents, in addition to regular campsites. The yurts at Snow Mountain Ranch-YMCA of the Rockies feature a platform tent with a wooden frame. You can also check out the lodging deals available this fall by clicking this link.