Winter Park Aerial Photo at Sunset

The Town

Winter Park is a charming mountain town located along Hwy 40 in the Rocky Mountains. It is best known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreational activities, and a vibrant downtown area.

Winter Park and its surrounding beauty can best be described as a 4-season, year-round popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The pedestrian and bike friendly atmosphere along Main Street create a tightly knit community that hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

In the summer, there are numerous festivals and events, including live music, farmers markets, and art shows. In the winter, visitors can enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and of course – skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Winter Park Ski Resort.

Downtown Winter Park is a vibrant and lively destination full of amenities that offers something for everyone. It is a great place to shop, dine, live, work, and recreate – all while enjoying the beauty of mountain living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

The Region

Besides its proximity to the world class ski resort, Winter Park is located in a scenic and secluded region, held within a majestic valley that has proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake.

In the winter, Winter Park is known for its renowned ski resort, which offers a variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. In the summer, visitors and residents can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, boating, and more.

The nearby Rocky Mountain National Park offers stunning views and a variety of trails, while Grand Lake offers a wide range of water-based activities.

Winter Park Nature, Rocks
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Mountain Biking
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Mountain Biking

The Trails

With over 600 miles of trails right from the heart of downtown, there is something for everyone. Whether you like to bike or hike, or snowshoe or cross country ski you will never be bored! You will be able to access all of these trails right from Arrow! There is a wide range of terrain for beginners to hard core bikers and hikers! 

Enjoy the secluded serenity of being surrounded by mature trees to expansive views overlooking the Fraser Valley.

For more information about maps, trail closures and conditions visit our local non-profit Headwaters Trail Alliance:

https://headwaterstrails.org/trail-maps/ 

 

The Slopes

Winter Park Resort opened in 1940 and has grown to be one of the top Ski Areas in Colorado! With over 3,000 skiable acres, 171 trails, 2 mountains and 7 different territories; Winter Park is sure to please the whole family! 

The mountain initially consisted of one rope tow and now has one 10 person gondola, 23 lifts, and 1 rope tow. The Resort’s village features shops and restaurants, as well as events almost every weekend in both the winter and the summer. In the winter, enjoy après from the top of the mountain at Sunspot with live music. 

On the way back down the mountain bask in the breathtaking views from the gondola overlooking the town of Winter Park and the Village. In the summer, enjoy the Alpine Slide, putt-putt golf and world class downhill mountain biking. 

Not only does Winter Park have some of the highest snowfall average for Colorado, it is also known as the Mountain Bike Capital USA.

Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Skiing
Winter Park, Snowflakes
Winter Park Outdoor Activities, Skis
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Fly-fishing
Winter Park Outdoor Activities, Fly-fishing Lure
Winter Park Outdoor Activities, Fly-fishing Fish

The FISHING

Arrow is located near 1,000 miles of streams, 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes, and 11,000 acres of reservoirs. Grand County offers some of the best mountain fishing opportunities, with trout and salmon being the most prized catches. 

The County is home to a variety of fish species, including mackinaw and kokanee salmon, rainbow, brook, German brown, and cutthroat trout. It is an ideal location for the fishing enthusiasts to indulge in their passion. 

The county has numerous shops, outfitters, guides and experienced anglers who are always ready to assist and prepare visitors for an unforgettable fishing experience. 

 

The GOLF

Grand County, Colorado has several golf courses that all offer stunning views and challenging terrain for golfers of all skill levels.

Closest to Winter Park is Pole Creek Golf Club – This 27-hole golf course is located in Tabernash. It offers three different 9-hole courses, each with its own unique challenges and views. The Ridge 9 is among the local’s favorite due to it’s rolling terrain, while the Meadow 9, has expansive views of the Continental Divide throughout that is sure to distract your golf game! 

Grand Elk Golf Club – Located in Granby, this is an 18-hole semi-private golf course. It features challenging bunkers and water hazards, as well as stunning views of the Fraser Valley. 

Granby Ranch Golf Course – Also located in Granby, and tucked away off Highway 40, you will feel secluded in this serene setting overlooking the Fraser River.  

Grand Lake Golf Course – Located in Grand Lake, this 18-hole golf course is the oldest in Grand County and an old time favorite. 

Overall, Grand County, Colorado has a variety of golf courses to suit all types of golfers. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to find a course that will challenge you and offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.     

 
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Golf
Winter Park Outdoor, Golf Tees
Winter Park Outdoor, Golf Golf
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Summer Biking
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Road Biking

THE SUMMER

Summer in Winter Park is a beautiful and exciting time of year. The town and surrounding areas offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, cultural events, and family-friendly fun. 

Here are some of the top things to do in the summer in Winter Park:

Hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest. Enjoy hiking trails from easy walks to challenging climbs, as well as opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. World-class mountain biking trails, with a variety of trails for all skill levels, from easy family-friendly rides to challenging downhill courses. 

Concerts and Events: There are a variety of concerts and events throughout the summer, including the Winter Park Jazz Festival and the Winter Park Blues Festival. There are also a variety of family-friendly events, including movies in the park and art festivals. 

Don’t forget about the free Music in the Park every Thursday in the summer, bring dinner and bottle of wine and live like a local! 

You won’t want to miss out on the surrounding lakes and rivers nearby, you can enjoy a variety of water activities, including fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and rafting.

 

The WINTER

Filled with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and winter sports; for skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities. Skiing is probably one of the most popular winter activities, with over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and some of the best powder in Colorado. The resort features over 166 trails, 25 lifts, and six terrain parks.  

Downhill skiing not your speed? Cross-country skiing is another popular option with over 70+ miles of groomed trails in the surrounding forests and valleys. With trails that offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and serene settings. Visitors can rent equipment and take lessons at the YMCA or Devils Thumb Nordic Center. 

Want something a little more thrilling? Snowmobiling is a perfect way to explore the backcountry around Winter Park. With thousands of acres of open space, visitors can explore the snow-covered forests, valleys, and mountains on a guided tour or on their own.   Just want to go for a stroll? Put on some snowshoes and explore the winter wonderland of Winter Park. Guided snowshoe tours are also available, offering visitors a chance to learn about the history and ecology of the area.

 
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Snow Showing
Winter Park Outdoor Activities, Snow Shoes
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Entertainment
Winter Park Outdoor Entertainment, Drumb Sticks
Winter Park Outdoor Recreation, Entertainment, Microphone

THE ATTRACTIONS

Don’t miss out on a wide range of activities during the summer (and sometimes offered in the winter) months as well. From outdoor recreation to family-friendly entertainment, there is something for everyone in Winter Park. 

Hot air ballooning is a unique way to experience the beauty of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley from above. Visitors can take a sunrise or sunset hot air balloon ride over the Rocky Mountains, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. Grand Adventure Balloon Tours has you covered for this once in a lifetime experience, summer or winter!  

Music in the Park is a popular summertime event in Winter Park, with free concerts held in the Rendezvous Event Center/Hideaway Park Amphitheater on Thursday nights throughout the summer. Visitors can bring a picnic and enjoy live music from local and national artists, ranging from blues and jazz to rock and country. 

Rendezvous Event Center/Hideaway Park also offers a great playground and skate park are perfect for families with children, offering a fun place for kids (and adults alike) to play and explore. 

Don’t miss out on Wolf Park as well, where you can find tennis and pickle ball courts, basketball court, grass for yard games and of course a playground for the little ones. 

 

The RESTAURANTS

Winter Park boasts a remarkable array of dining options with over 60 restaurants to choose from. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner setting, a quick snack before hitting the trails, a family-friendly pizzeria, or a delicious Mexican takeaway from your lodge, Winter Park has it all. You can indulge in a mouth-watering charbroiled steak or fresh seafood, or experience exotic flavors like momos and masalas. 

Don’t miss out on our 6 local breweries, like Hideaway and Fraser River Brewery, and 2 distilleries Idlewild Spirits or The Fraser Still, or enjoy a one of kind experience at Adventures Decanted, where you can sample 40+ different wines on tap! 

Check out a complete list here: 

https://www.playwinterpark.com/restaurants

 
Winter Park Shopping and Dining, Outdoors
Winter Park Outdoor Entertainment, Hanging Lights
Winter Park Shopping, Man and Woman Couple
Winter Park Outdoor Activities, Skis

THE SHOPPING

Winter Park Outdoor, Helmet
Winter Park Outdoor Activities, Gloves

Winter Park is home to more than 45 distinct shops, each offering a unique shopping experience. Visitors can browse through a wide variety of items such as clothing, art, jewelry, ski wear, outdoor equipment, salon services, hand-crafted furniture, and an assortment of gifts and Colorado souvenirs. In addition to these specialty stores, the Winter Park and Fraser areas have shops that cater to everyday needs, such as home improvement, optical services, electronics, pet supplies, organic groceries, and other essential services.

Visitors can stop by gourmet specialty shops featuring unique Colorado products, grab a Winter Park t-shirt to remember their trip, and equip themselves with the latest gear and clothing for any Winter Park activity. Whether you’re in need of outdoor equipment or looking for something unique to take home, Winter Park has something for everyone.

 

ARROW AT WINTERPARK
78768 US HWY 40 WINTER PARK, CO 80482