Winter Park Colorado part of Grand County is located in northwest area of Colorado. The town of Winter Park and the surrounding areas are filled with outdoor activities galore, making Winter Park and the Fraser Valley an outdoor enthusiasts paradise! When you drive over the majestic Berthoud Pass, your vision will be filled by the view of the seemingly endless trees and mountains with views that seem to go on forever. As you drive down into the Fraser Valley you will enter our scenic mountain community surrounded by the gorgeous peaks of the Continental Divide to the east and Byers Peak to the west. The list of activities that you encounter when you visit the Winter Park area are just as numerous are the spectacular mountain views.
Visitors to Grand County are quick to realize the magnificence of their surroundings. Upon entering Winter Park, you are at once engulfed by the Continental Divide to the east and Byers Peak to the west. Visually, the area can be overwhelming. With the beautiful surroundings, it is easy to see why the history behind Grand County can be overlooked. However, what makes Winter Park, "Winter Park" is not only the snow capped peaks and wide open meadows, but the history that made this town along with the surrounding mountain.
Information on the Town of Winter Park
The town of Winter Park is pleasant with bustling retail shops that include ski and snowboard shops, clothing, jewelry, art galleries and gift shops. Restaurants range from family style, to pub food, Irish, Italian, Chinese, Sushi, Pizza and American. Lodging accommodations range from private homes, condos, town homes and duplexes to hotels, bed and breakfast lodges. Winter Park is easy to navigate with one main road and businesses lining the main road. If you prefer lodging in town, we have homes located in Winter Park, check them out here.
Winter Park Town Amenities
Additional amenities in the town of Winter Park include a Recreation Center complete with indoor lap pool, lazy river and wading pool. Hot tubs plus a dry and wet sauna are also part of the pool area. The recreation center also includes a climbing wall, weight room, cardio room, gymnastics gymnasium, basketball court, running track and fitness studio. This recreation center was completed in 2010 so still in mint condition!
Other attractions in town include a movie theater with a new movie theater and bowling alley called the Foundry. The movie theater and bowling alley are state of the art. Additional services feature dining and beverages that are available while bowling or watching the latest movie.
Winter Park also has a museum (Cozen's Museum actually located in Fraser right next to Winter Park) that shows this history of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley. Over the past three years, Hideaway Park has been developed. This park is located downtown, right across the street from the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and features a concert area and skateboard park in the summer. During the winter, the town of Winter Park sets up a sledding hill for the kiddos (or adults). A fire pit warms up the scene. A large playground is at the entrance of the park with seating for family picnics or gatherings.
Additional nearby activities include 2 sledding hills, 2 cross country course, a spa, sleigh rides and ice skating.
The local grocery store in located in Fraser a town located right next door to Winter Park. Fraser is so close to Winter Park that many people think that these two towns are one. Often the name Winter Park and the Fraser Valley is used to describe this wonderful valley with two towns right next to each other only separated by a large meadow.
Let Destinations West create a fun, activity filled summer vacation for you, your friends and family. Enjoy these Winter Park area activities all the more when you stay in the best accommodations in Grand County. While you are planning your trip, check out our list of activities here and be sure to view our lodging specials and packages here. We often create special package to accompany winter and summer events in addition to having year round Winter Park lodging specials . For more information on the Winter Park area or to make your lodging reservation, please give us a call at 800-545-9378 or send us an email and one of our reservations team will contact you. On the subject line be sure to let us know that you are interested in Winter park Area Information.
Summer Events & Activities in Winter Park
Our list of Winter Park summer activities include: Biking, camping, golfing, hiking/backpacking, jeep tours, kayaking/rafting, rock climbing, rodeo, water sports or enjoying the base area activities at Winter Park Resort. Summer events include the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce concert series with free music events on the weekends, the Blues and Jazz Festival, High Note Thursdays, the Winter Park Beer Festival and the American Music Festival. The list just goes on and on! Relaxing could also be counted as an activity, just watching the puffy clouds blow on by with the soft breeze blowing the sweet scent of summer through the air. You will find that many of the locals were drawn here because of the winter but ended up staying because of the summer. Summer time in Winter Park and the Fraser Valley area is surely an experience of paradise on earth.
Winter Time in the Area of Winter Park
Winter time, the season that most visitors associate with Winter Park and believe the main activity to be skiing or snowboarding at our two world class resorts - Winter Park Resort and Solvista Basin, will be surprised at the abundance of our other winter activities. More fun can be had with dog sled rides/races, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding/tubing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing/snowshoeing (Devil's Thumb Resort, the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch or even on the trails in the Arapahoe National Forest.) Year round area activities include ballooning, dining, shopping, outdoor outfitters, heritage museums, hot springs and spas, natural attractions, sight seeing, recreation centers (like our new Fraser Valley Recreation Center), sleigh/hay rides, theaters and visiting local wineries/breweries.
We invite you to come and enjoy our little mountain paradise and see for yourself all this area has to offer while you indulge in the activities and adventures available to you. After your first visit, you might find that you need a vacation from enjoying all the activities, but find that your warm memories of our mountain community will make you want to return again year after year!
Lodging in Winter Park With Destinations West
Let Destinations West create a fun, activity filled summer vacation for you, your friends and family. Enjoy these Winter Park area activities all the more when you stay in the best accommodations in Grand County. While you are planning your trip, check out our list of activities here and be sure to view our lodging specials and packages here. We often create special package to accompany winter and summer events in addition to having year round Winter Park lodging specials. For more information on the Winter Park area or to make your lodging reservation, please give us a call at 800-545-9378 or send us an email and one of our reservations team will contact you. On the subject line be sure to let us know that you are interested in Winter park Area Information.
For more information on Winter Park Colorado, please visit our page dedicated to the the town of Winter Park.