Winter park summer guide

Summer Activities In Winter Park, Colorado

Averaging 300 days of sunshine every year, low humidity and average summer temps in the high 70’s to the low 80’s, Winter Park is top of the list for easy summer getaways near Denver. Whether you seek high adrenaline adventure pursuits, or more leisurely paced activities and relaxation, Winter Park has a little something for everyone.


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Family Fun Activities For All Ages
Winter Park Resort offers a ton of family friendly activities, from 10 AM – 5.30 PM daily.   Advance purchase a full day Adventure Pass for as little as $49 for unlimited fun on the famous Alpine Slide, mini-golf, human maze, scenic chairlift rides and much more.

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Watch your kids take huge strides on two wheels on Winter Park’s family friendly biking trails.   Don’t have a bicycle with you?  Our guest discounts with Epic Mountain Sports allow you to rent kids’ bikes for a day for as little as $16.

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Taking in the sights and sounds of the mountainous West on horseback is an incredible experience.  Not only does it give you a sense of days-of-old, but it also increases your chance of spotting moose, elk and other wildlife.   To learn more about horseback riding outfits in Winter Park, click below.

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Thought dog-sledding was just one of those things they do in the middle of winter in Alaska?  Not so!  Take the family on a dog-cart ride with Dog Sled Rides Of Winter Park for a howlin’ good time on a two wheeled buggy.

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Sometimes it’s such a treat for parents to sit back, relax and take in the scenery while the kids rip around and hopefully exhaust themselves by the time the sun goes down.  The Winter Park area has great family parks with playgrounds and other free activities to amuse both kids and adults.  Learn more below.

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Wet play day?  The Grand Park Recreation Center is located just north of Downtown Winter Park and offers incredible indoor facilities such as an aquatics centers (with lap pool, plus kids pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room, lazy river and flume), indoor climbing wall, gymnastics center and more.   For older tweens and teens, you can’t beat The Foundry Cinema & Bowl with it’s cool vibe, great pizza and table games like shuffle board and air hockey.

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Winter Park’s newest family attraction is an aerial adventure park and climbing wall called Adventure Quest.  Clip into your harness and work your way around 24 different challenges, walking a series of ladders, balance walks and zip lines 25 feet above the ground.

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Bike trails for beginners and children in Winter Park


Relax & Unwind In Winter Park

Grand County offers incredible fly-fishing opportunities for both wader and boater.  We have partnered with the reputable Grand Fly Fishing company to offer our guests a 10% discount on first rate fly-fishing experiences in and around Winter Park.

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Winter Park has hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore.  Weather you want to go deep into the woods to hunt out hidden grottos of wildflowers and forest animals, or take in a stunning mountain vista atop one of the many peaks, we guarantee there’s a trail that will delight you in Winter Park.

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The Winter Park area has a great selection of golf courses within easy driving distance.  Click below to learn about the local courses at Pole Creek Golf Course, Grand Elk Golf Course, Granby Ranch Golf Course and Grand Lake Golf Course.

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Grand Lake is a mecca for boating and kayaking.  Located at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll enjoy crystal clear waters against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.  Definitely worth a 40 minute drive from Winter Park.

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Treat yourself to some true rest and relaxation at one of Winter Park’s many day spas…or have the spa come to you with a in-home massage in the comfort of your vacation rental.

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Winter park fly fishing guides

 

Thrills & Spills – Extreme Sports In Winter Park

Winter Park doesn’t call itself ‘Mountain Bike Capital USA’ for nothing!  With two of the biggest lift assisted downhill bike parks in the nation, and over 600 miles of mountain bike trails to explore, Winter Park is a two wheeler’s dream.   Click below for more on mountain biking in Winter Park.

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The Winter Park area offers white water rafting experiences for all ages with family friendly trips through the gentler waters of the Upper Colorado River, and wild thrills and spill through the class IV waters of Clear Creek for adrenaline seekers.

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Fly through the skies of beautiful Devil’s Thumb Ranch on a zip lining adventure.  Ride all five lines or go straight to the big kahuna and ride 1600 ft on the Devil’s Thumb High Lonesome line.

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Enjoy the sites and some serious horse power on an ATV or Off-Road buggy rental with Spirit Lake Rentals in Grand Lake.

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Winter Park’s newest family attraction is an aerial adventure park and climbing wall called Adventure Quest.  Clip into your harness and work your way around 24 different challenges, walking a series of ladders, balance walks and zip lines 25 feet above the ground.

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Winter Park Resort biking

 

Photography By Helen

If you are looking for a local photographer to capture your Winter Park vacation, we recommend Helen Sittig of Photography By Helen. She excels in creating and capturing moments that are a tad traditional, a little candid, some sweet, and a few silly. Helen spends time getting to know every client prior to their shoot, learning all about your family or special occasion and what you’re envisioning for your family portraits. To learn more, call Helen at 970-531-2200 or click on the image to visit her website.