Hiking Trail Suggestions for Winter Park, CO

There are hundreds of miles of trails for hiking in and around Winter Park, Colorado.  From a short, half-mile jaunt, to a full-day endeavor, there are plenty of hiking trail options for hikers of all skills and backgrounds.  

See a few of our favorites below, listed in order from easiest to most difficult.

For more ideas, there is also a great book called "Hiking Grand County," which is sold at several locations in Winter Park and Fraser.

The Winter Park Visitor Center is also a great source of information about hiking trails in Winter Park.  Just stop by and they'll set you up with maps, advisories and more helpful tips. 

The Winter Park Visitor Center is located in the Town of Winter Park and open from 9 AM - 5 PM every day.

TOP 6 HIKING TRAILS IN WINTER PARK, COLORADO

With literally hundreds of miles of hiking trails in and around Winter Park, Colorado, how do you navigate your way through all the options?  Well, here are our top six recommendations for must-do mountain hikes in the Winter Park area.

Discovery Trail

An easy, one-mile loop with sections of boardwalk over wetland areas.
Wheelchair accessible.

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Fraser River Trail

This easy trail runs from Fraser to Winter Park Resort with multiple entry/exit options. Great for leisurely strolls and bike rides.

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Monarch Lake Loop

Enjoy the best mountain and lake views on this easy four-mile loop near Grand Lake.  A great place to picnic and relax.

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CREEKSIDE/FLUME

These two Fraser trails connect to make a moderately easy five-mile loop.  A great beginner mountain bike ride too!

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JIM CREEK TRAIL

A moderate, out-and-back hike towards Parry's Peak. Take this trail up to five miles each way, or just go as far as you want.

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COLUMBINE LAKE TRAIL

A moderate hike, with a few fun scrambles, Columbine Lake is a reward well worth the effort.  Approximately six mile round trip.

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