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Winter Park Summer Activities

Summer in Winter Park features plenty of activities for the whole family. Check out Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain or cruise down the mountain on your bike. And enjoy mini-golf, a human maze and much more.

The resort offers all of the following activities:

  • Park Pass
  • Alpine Slide – Colorado’s longest
  • Chairlift Rides
  • Climbing Wall
  • Disc Golf
  • Human Maze
  • Leaps & Bounds Bungee
  • Mini Golf
  • Rock-n-Roll Gyro Extreme
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Boards

Mountain Biking

Winter Park & Grand County boasts some of the best mountain biking opportunities anywhere in Colorado. From heart-pounding high altitude climbs to fairly level trails winding along the valley floor, there is something here for everyone. 600 miles of marked, mapped and user-friendly trails wind through the fields of wild flowers, over the tops of the mountain peaks and back into the forest. Winter Park Resort has over 50 miles of lift accessible varied terrain trails and 3 terrain parks. Take your bike on specially equipped Zephyr Chairlift to the top, chose a route (color-coded by the level of difficulty) and bomb down the mountain or find a trail that will hook up with the other 600 miles of rails in the area. Enjoy the ride!

Pick up a free copy of The Official Mountain Bike & Trail Guide to Winter Park and The Fraser Valley at the Chamber of Commerce.

Fishing

There are many fishing options in Grand County and the nearby area. With 1,000 miles of streams, 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes and 11,000 acres of reservoirs, a fishing trip to this particular area of Colorado will reward anglers of all levels of expertise. Trout and salmon are the most sought after prizes in mountain fishing and all through Grand County, lurking below the water’s surface you will find Mackinaw and Kokanee salmon as well as rainbow, brook, German brown and cutthroat trout.

Grand County streams enticed President Eisenhower here in the 1940’s and 50’s. Grey Reef was #1 on the American Angler list of the 25 best places to go for big fish. Whether young or old, on private waters or public, fishing by wading or by boat, the waters of Grand County have something for everyone.

We highly recommend Jeff Ehlert, Guide & Owner of Grand County Fishing Company. Give him a call at (970)-726-5231 or visit his website
Need a fishing license, poles, rods, reels or just some local information? The experienced guides at Grand County Fishing can help you make the most of your time on the water. From insider knowledge to equipment, rentals, and supplies for anglers of all ages and abilities, Grand County Fishing Company is ready to help. Visit Jeff and his staff at his shop in Fraser, Colorado. Located on Hwy 40 in the Alco Shopping Center in Fraser, just across from the Safeway Grocery Store.

Jeff offers wade and float trips, public and private water, full and half-day trips. He can custom tailor a guided trip for you. Whatever the season, Grand County Fishing Company can take you to the best fishing spots. Click the link for Grand County Fly Fishing Tips.

Grand Adventure Hot Air Balloon Tours

A wonderful way to see the Rockies. A one hour tour followed by a champagne breakfast. Local tip: Always ask for the first available flight. Flights may be canceled due to bad weather or high winds aloft. Call Grand Adventure Balloon Tours before leaving for the lift-off location. Call for reservations.

White Water Rafting

Enjoy an action-packed ride thrilling ride in Colorado’s white water or take a leisurely float trip. Either way, it’s sure to be a good time.

Half-day, full-day, and overnight trips are available. Check with the rafting company for details and rates.
Red Tail Rafting Call 970-726-1197 or visit their website.

Adventures in Whitewater
Call (970) 887-1771 or visit their website.

Horse-back Riding

Take a step back in time and experience the adventure and romance of cowboy country. Explore the scenic meadows and mountain grandeur of Colorado’s high country from astride your trusty steed. You will travel on some of the same trails that have been used for thousands of years. Ute and Arapahoe Indians once crossed these mountain passes seeking elk and deer. Later came the mountain men, trappers and prospectors. All crossed the high country on horseback. Come on out and Ride the Rockies–trail rides, wagon rides, breakfast or dinner rides are all waiting for you.

Sombrero Stables
In Winter Park: (970)722-0100
In Snow Mountain Ranch: (970)-887-1999
In Grand Lake: (970)-627-3514

Monarch Stables & Wagon Rides
In Fraser: Call 970-726-5376

Blue Sky Outfitters
In Tabernash: Call 970-726-5632

Golfing

Destination Golf at 8,000 feet! Watch your ball fly 15% farther framed by spectacular mountain views. Choose from four outstanding, distinctively different golf courses in and around Winter Park and Grand County.

Pole Creek Golf Club

Pole Creek Golf Club is a tree-lined, links-style 27-hole course rated by Golf Digest in 1998 as the ‘Best New Course in America” and “Number One Place to Play in Colorado”. Three distinct 9-hole courses (The Ranch, The Meadow, and The Ridge) incorporate native lodgepole pines, valley meadows, sagebrush and a variety of water hazards. Pro golfer JT Thompson calls the Ridge “the most spectacular View in Colorado”.

Grand Lake Golf Course

Known as the “Crown Jewel of Mountain Courses” this 18-hole mountain course is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. Set amidst a pristine mountain setting, the challenging fairways offer dramatic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks of the Never Summer Range and Grand Lake and glimpses of wildlife sharing the tees

Headwaters Golf Course at Granby Ranch

An open style 18-hole links-style course tucked between the waters of the Fraser River and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Natural obstacles including wetlands, lakes, trees and large deep bunkers o er golfers of every ability an exceptional experience.

Grand Elk Ranch & Club

The newest addition to Grand County’s mountain golf paradise. Grand Elk is Colorado’s first Heathland-style golf course. Featuring gently rolling fairways and strategically placed hazards this course offers five sets of tee boxes and views of protected wetlands that are habitat for hundreds of birds.

Access Winter Park has some great summertime specials. We can arrange golf vacation packages and book your tee times. Choose from our selection of condos, townhomes and private homes for all your Winter Park vacation lodging needs.