A year-round outdoor wonderland, Winter Park is one of Colorado’s favourite outdoor playgrounds with mountain biking, hiking, skiing and rock climbing. The town comes alive at night with theatre, live music, craft beer and international eateries.
Things to do in Winter Park
Almost 1,000 kilometres of trails in Winter Park host everything from cross-country skiing to sledging, tubing, snowmobiling and fat biking in winter. Ski slopes are packed with snow, so you can enjoy sleigh rides and ice skating.
Warm weather opens up trails offering hiking, biking and horseback riding. Rivers host rafting and fishing excursions and you can go rock climbing or zip-lining under forest canopies. Hot-air balloons dot the skies with colour, hovering over summer tubers and ski-bikers.
A range of eateries in Winter Park dish out Mexican fare, fresh seafood, barbecue and charbroiled steaks. Check out New Hong Kong and The Sushi Bar for Asian cuisine or dine on Greek and Italian dishes at Brickhouse 40. Indulge in craft brews, salmon and halibut at Fontenot’s Seafood Grill or visit Lime Cantina for “mighty margaritas” and Tuesday Tacos.
Entertainment thrives at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, home to local theatre productions and musicals. Don’t miss learning about Colorado history through the colourful cast at Grand Country Characters. Blues music aficionados gather at Smokin’ Moe’s for concerts from Grand County Blues Society.
Getting around Winter Park
Amtrak makes two stops per day in Fraser, which is three kilometres from Winter Park. Taxis are available, while a car is best when travelling further afield. You can rent a car at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Area, less than 60 kilometres from Winter Park.