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Enjoy Great Summer Activities in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains

Enjoy Great Summer Activities in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains

Winter Park has so many outdoor activities to choose from, you could spend the whole summer here and never see and do everything.  Regardless of the activity you choose, you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the Continental Divide that Colorado has to offer.

Enjoy Great Summer Activities in the Heart of the Rocky MountainsA 600-mile trail system spreads throughout Winter Park and the Fraser Valley.  These trails are great for either hiking or mountain biking, and have something for every skill level.  Also known as “Mountain Bike Capital USA”, Winter Park hosts many bike races throughout the summer that are open to the general public.  Winter Park Resort offers 50 miles of trails that can be accessed by chair lift, and it’s all downhill from there.  You’ll need to purchase a lift pass, but your bike rides up for free.  Before heading down you may want to stop at the Sunspot for lunch and enjoy 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.  There is also a 18 hole disc golf course that may keep you up top for awile.

Winter Park Resort is also home of the longest Alpine Slide in Colorado!  A 3000 foot long slide, with a 600 foot drop winding through the wilderness.  At the base you can also find a miniature golf course, a climbing wall, Rock N’ Roll Gyro, Human Maze, Leaps & Bounds Bungee and a whole lot more.

If you are in search of fishing holes, you can wade 1,000 miles of streams, wander around 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes, or troll 11,000 acres of reservoirs. Rainbow, cutthroat, brown & brook trout can be found in most of the rivers, while mackinaw and kokanee salmon cruise the depths of the larger bodies of water.  Having so much water also provides ample opportunities for rafting, canoeing or kayaking.

Music always sounds better with a backdrop like the Continental Divide, and free music concerts can be found just about everywhere in Winter Park all summer long.  Music and food festivals also take place in the area, but generally cost up to $40 for admission.  Events like the Jazz Festival and the Food, Wine & Beer Festival may require advance planning for stays in Winter Park.