Leave Us Alone! Wildlife Safety Tips

Tempting though it may be to chase after animals for that fantastic Instagram photo, the wildlife in Grand County can pose a serious risk to hikers and bikers. When provoked, an animal attack can be deadly, both to you and the animal, so if you’re lucky enough to spot one, please observe from a distance! read more

07/29/2015 Sarah Wildlife

Wild About Flowers

We had a late start to our summer here in Winter Park, and May was particularly rainy at 3.74 inches (average May rainfall is 2.15 inches). Excess rain presents a dilemma in the early days of the season. On one hand, you have to be conscious of such things as lightning, and you must schedule read more

07/27/2015 Sarah hiking Kid's Activities Our favorites rocky mountain national park Summer Events Weather Wildlife Winter Park Summer activities

Stuck In A Rut

The Mighty Elk Rut The Winter Park & Fraser Valley (and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park) is a hot spot for migrating elk during their annual rut, and a fabulous place to witness the natural world up close & personal. The elk (wapiti) is one of the largest species of the deer family, and one read more

08/02/2013 Sarah Wildlife

Fall Colors and Wildlife in Winter Park, CO

Winter Park, Colorado Wildlife Viewing Fall in Winter Park, CO brings out the golden leaves of the aspen trees and the plentiful wildlife that roam the peaks around us.  For many fall is the favorote season here in Winter Park as most of the summer travelers stay in the lower elevations. But those that are read more

08/24/2012 Sarah Fall activities Local Info Wildlife

Horseback Riding in Winter Park: Steak Dinner Ride

My brother and his family plus my 77 year old dad were in town last week, so we decided to be tourists and headed to Sombrero Stables in Snow Mountain Ranch (a YMCA camp) for a steak dinner horseback ride.  We had to arrive by 3:30 to be matched with our horses (I got “Hitch” who read more

08/08/2010 Sarah Horseback Riding Kid's Activities Summer Events Wildlife

Grand Adventures in Winter Park has new snowmobiles!

Grand Adventures, our local go-to for snowmobiling in Winter Park, has purchased brand new fleets of snowmobiles for the winter season! The new snowmobiles are 2 seater Yamaha Venture Lites (for guided tours) and 1 seater Yamaha Phazers (for unguided tours). Here are the specs, with translation for those of you who aren’t professionals: Fourstroke: read more

11/22/2009 Sarah Environment Helpful hints Kid's Activities Our favorites snowmobiling Wildlife Winter Park News

Fall Foliage Starting to Shine | Head to Winter Park for the Aspen

Just drove through the Rocky Mountain National Park last weekend, and had a great surprise. The Aspen are beginning to turn colors. There’s nothing as brilliant as an Aspen grove in full glowing gold. The drive up 40 through Empire affords leaf peepers great views of Aspen intermingled with the evergreen. Continuing on to the read more

09/11/2009 Amy rocky mountain national park Tips Wildlife

Moose At The Winter Park Base

We have moose up at the Winter Park Resort!  A couple bull moose came over to check out all the goings on at the resort this past Tuesday and it seems they think all is well.  They tried to get onto the alpine slide but were politely turned away.  The moose came over and hung read more

06/18/2009 Sarah Wildlife

Fresh Catch with Grand County Fly Fishers

        Grand County Fly Fishing Company has teamed up with Winter Park Lodging by Owner for guest disounts on guided fly fishing trips. I just met with co-owner Jeff Ehlert at a networking event through the Chamber of Commerce, and they have convinced me that I would choose no other fly fishing outfitter.  Their guides have decades read more

05/23/2009 Sarah Deals Our favorites Wildlife Winter Park News

Winter Park’s Hidden Confluence Park

Confluence Park is a cute little park and trail hidden behind Hideaway Park. My boyfriend and I frequent this area to take his dog for a walk. The trail is short and sweet, just 1/4 mile loop, and very pretty. The Vasquez Creek meets the Fraser River where the trail becomes a boardwalk over the water. It’s perfect for read more

04/14/2009 Sarah hiking Kid's Activities Our favorites Tips Wildlife Winter Park News