What to Do
Grand County has tons of fun activities and we are happy to help you book any of those along with your lodging. Here are some of our summer favorites:
• Rent Bikes at Epic Mountain Sports and stroll through the town, up to the resort, or on more our hundreds of miles of trails.
• Go rafting with Mad Adventures and hit the whitewater.
• Rent a pontoon boat at Tail Ridge Marina, and explore Grand Lake on a beautiful sun filled Colorado day.
• Take a drive to
Rocky Mountain National Park through Trail Ridge Road, which climbs above 12,000ft, and see one of Colorado’s greatest National Park’s.
• Enjoy a casual day while strolling and shopping on the boardwalk at Grand Lake.
• Have some of the best happy hour food and drink at
Deno’s Mountain Bistro in Winter Park.
• Ride the Alpine Slide or scenic chairlift at Winter Park Resort.
• Relax with a massage at
Devils Thumb Ranch.
• Hike to Cascade Falls and bring a picnic and don’t forget your camera.
We have lots more great local secrets to share with you as well.
Local Area Info
“Located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Winter Park is a year-round mountain destination resort with breathtaking scenery, abundant activities, and it's just 67 miles from Denver.
In Winter Park, Colorado we offer the best of the Rockies: magnificent views of towering mountain peaks, exciting camping, hiking, biking, and boating experiences, and an incredible basecamp to enjoy all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. Top
all of that off with great places to stay and a unique downtown where you can dine, shop & more, and you’re looking at one great small-town mountain town for your next trip.
Grand County is where outdoor enthusiasts will find a quality experience, no matter what their ability level or activity preference.
Many skiers and snowboarders already know our area for its winter playground since we’re home to Winter Park Resort. Our location, tucked against the Continental Divide, ensures dependable snow all winter long. Skiers and snowboarders are happy with two downhill
resorts, learn-to-ski-and-ride parks, Mary Jane sized moguls for the die-hards, and four cross-country resorts with plentiful groomed tracks. But beyond the ski area all the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, there is almost every type of outdoor recreation
In the wintertime, families love slipping, sliding and gliding on the regional tubing hills and skating rinks. Once-in-a-lifetime activities also abound: back country snowcat ski trips, dog sled rides, hot air balloon tours and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Enjoy the snow this winter.
Though “winter” is in our name, there’s plenty of summer fun! A great deal of locals testify that they “came for the winter, but stayed for the summer.” Find out why.
The hikers and bikers are in a mountain paradise with over 600 miles of trails to explore, dubbing the area Mountain Bike Capital USA™ for good reason. River rafting, fishing, golfing, boating, horseback riding and an all time favorite with kids of all ages…the
longest alpine slide in Colorado ensure that all are able to pursue their passion, or perhaps find a new one.
The warmer weather also attracts over 200 exciting events, including marquee music festivals, run, fitness and bike events, beer and wine festivals – making for an event-packed summer calendar.
If we haven’t given you enough reason to visit Winter Park and the Fraser valley yet, there’s more… thanks to our community. Not only will you find friendly folks here, there’s a wide variety of affordable lodging, locally owned and operated services available
from A to Z, over 60 dining and nightlife options to tantalize your taste buds, and shopping from the Village of Winter Park to the towns of Winter Park and Fraser.
Most importantly, Winter Park is authentic, friendly, comfortable and packed with activities and unique events year-round. Maybe it will be your first visit, but we’re betting it won’t be your last.”
-From the Winter Park Fraser Chamber of Commerce