Summer Hiking

Hiking in Winter Park

Tips & Trails

With hundreds of miles to explore, you're bound to find a hiking trail that has what you're looking for. Go for a day hike, enjoy an overnight backpacking 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, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Check out our list of favorite day hikes or more advanced, off-the-beaten-path hikes to help you see more of Grand County! 

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Hiking Trail Maps

For updates on trail status, use COTREX (a mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map) to always have your maps with you. Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Service also offers maps or you can pick-up a trail map from the Winter Park Information 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 don't drink from alpine rivers, lakes or streams without a water filtration device. Pack high-carbohydrate snacks such as energy bars. And most importantly, always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. View our seasonal packing lists

hiking trails in winter park

Know Before You Go

Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles. With the pine beetle affecting many of our forested areas and the US Forest Service managing tree removal and healthy reforestation, be sure to check on trail closures and conditions:

Where to Hike
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