The 10 Best Things to Do in Winter Park, United States

March 19, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Despite its name, Winter Park is really a destination for all seasons. The Winter Park resort draws skiers and snowboarders in the winter and mountain bikers in the summer. Trailblazers may take to the woods on snowmobiles or cross-country skis in the snowy months, but when the sun comes out those same trails are perfect for hiking and the water is high for rafting. Spring wildflowers, summer wildlife, fall colors and crystalline winters make Winter Park a true natural wonder all year long.
Restaurants in Winter Park

1. Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Drive, Winter Park, CO 80482-8000 +1 970-726-1564
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Winter Park Resort

Located just 67 miles from downtown Denver on the west side of the Contintental Divide, Winter Park Resort offers over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, 25 lifts, five terrain parks and a new slopeside village including lodging, restaurants, and shops. In the summer, Winter Park is home to Trestle Bike Park, the fastest growing bike park in North America, with over 40 miles of downhill trails served by three lifts, lessons, rentals and more. Other fun activities include tubing hill, ice-skating, snowshoe and snowcat tours!

Reviewed By shamrocks99 - Denver, Colorado

Worst customer service experience ever. When called to advise room given was across the hall from outside door and next to housekeeping, asked to switch rooms because of noise. Front desk lady said we could leave if unhappy. So disappointed since we have been coming...MoreOur apologies, this certainly doesn't sound like the level of service we're known for. Could you shoot us further details regarding your stay, including the specific lodging property you stayed at, to [email protected]? We'd like to look into this a bit more.

2. Colorado Adventure Park

566 County Road 721, Fraser, CO 80442 +1 970-726-5779
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Colorado Adventure Park

Come join us at the Colorado Adventure Park, Fraser's most exciting tubing hill! We have four different runs ranging from easy to most difficult, so there's something for everyone! We also have snowscoots that are mini snowmobiles for kids between the ages of 6 and 13! Perfect for kids who are craving a little more than tubing. Young kids? No problem, we have a mini sledding hill for children under the age of 3 that is free of charge! Come in or call us today for more information! We look forward to seeing you on the hill!

Reviewed By Brigzermann - Morrison, Colorado

We went for two hours. Had a blast the entire time. We tried a double tub with our 6 year old and traded it in for two singles. That just better suited our needs. And she eventually had fun going alone! Great activity and will do again.

3. Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing

3530 County Road 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing

Reviewed By Marianne G

Regardless of whether you're a novice (me) or expert (my husband) this is the most perfect place to cross-country ski.

4. Winter Park Visitor Center

78841 US Highway 40, Winter Park, CO 80482 +1 970-726-4118
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Winter Park Visitor Center

Offers information on area tours and trails.

Reviewed By JimOB1 - Olathe, Kansas

Convenient, but the staff seemed more interested in their conversations and smart phones. The literature was great and the trails were all marked on the maps.

5. Fraser Tubing Hill

455 County Rd 72, Fraser, CO 80442 +1 970-726-5954
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Fraser Tubing Hill

Reviewed By Chuckie K - Hiawassee, Georgia

We arrived early, parked right at the top and ALL got a tube.
This was ONE of the highlights to our Colorado vacation.
I asked the person giving out tubes if 90 minutes was enough, only to find out for myself that it was more than enough !!
Highly recommended.

6. Winter Park Adventure Quest

220 County Road 522, Fraser Valley Sports Complex, Fraser, CO 80442 +1 970-531-4143
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Winter Park Adventure Quest

Looking for thrilling, safe, Colorado mountain adventure? Come climb with us! Winter Park Adventure Quest (220 Cty Rd 522, Fraser) is home to a 35-foot-high aerial adventure park, where guests tackle 24 sky-high obstacles on a self-guided course. We also offer guided rock climbing tours in nearby Arapaho National Forest. Both activities are beginner friendly with some height/ability qualifications.

Reviewed By cstallwitz - Houston, Texas

Went here with a fairly adventurous 14yo, exceedingly cautious 12yo, and super adventurous 11yo. And me, thinking of myself as a brave, outgoing 46yo mom! We all really enjoyed this place, spent almost all our time on the ropes course. The staff does a thorough job of explaining the safety procedures and how the safety clip system works.

There were only two other kids on the course while we were there. I could see it being a problem if the place is really crowded, but they do take reservations. My fairly adventurous daughter did every single course on both the low and high level. My exceedingly cautious nephew ended up doing most of the lower level courses. He said he was scared, but completed every course he started. My crazy adventurous daughter turned out to be more cautious, and she absolutely loved it. I only did the lower level courses, and some were downright scary!

Be sure to wear good athletic shoes and comfy clothing. Tshirts are best because the harness is very tight.

There is a nice little playground right there too, and all the kids enjoyed that afterwards.

Check Groupon or online first, for discount tickets.

7. Grand Park Community Recreation Center

1 Main Street, Fraser, CO 80442 +1 970-726-8968
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Grand Park Community Recreation Center

A public Recreation Center owned and operated by the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. Natatorium with 20ft loop slide, spray & play feature, lazy river, zero-depth entry pool and 4-lane, 25-yard lap pool,Whirlpool, sauna and steam room. Locker rooms and family changing rooms Climbing and bouldering wall hours and programs Multi-sport gymnasium Gymnastic center including a foam and tramp pit hours and programs Running / walking track Cardio, circuit training and free weight area Group Fitness, Yoga, Aerobic / dance studio room classes and schedule Drop-in childcare - Playful Penguin Room Hours Pool party room for rent Multi-purpose classrooms for rent Beautiful lobby area with fireplace, TV and game tables (Many features have specific schedules and may only be available for scheduled programming.) Please bring your own towels and locks! We have them for sale only. Food allowed in lobby and designated pool areas only.

Reviewed By Jmarshall95678

We visited in a week that ranged from -8 to 19 degrees. As much fun as the snow is, we needed a break. Bring your own towel, and enjoy the giant jacuzzi, where you can watch your kids slide and play in the waterpark area. The steam room and sauna are also fantastic. The water play area is geared towards younger kids (6 and under), but my older ones had a good time. Afterwards, sit by the fire in the lobby and play some board games. $38 for the four of us and well worth it! I only wish they had more open tumble times, because the kids really wanted to check out the trampoline.

8. Coca-Cola Tubing Hill

150 Alpenglow Way, Located Behind the Vintage Hotel, Winter Park, CO 80482 +1 800-729-7907
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Coca-Cola Tubing Hill

Reviewed By nrgdiva1358 - McHenry, Illinois

The place looks small, but they have 4 runs all different speeds. You can go single or tandem and they are actually pretty fast! We spent an hour there and they limit riders each hour so you get plenty of turns. Definitely recommend a visit here.

9. Winter Park Winery

395 Zerex St, Fraser, CO
Excellent
82%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Winter Park Winery

Reviewed By megbergman - Denver, Colorado

We finally checked out the winery today after driving by several times. Cute and small but gets the job done. We were able to taste enough to find a few to buy. Great place in Winter Park and we will be back.

10. Fraser Valley

Fraser, CO
Excellent
78%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Fraser Valley

A great hiking and mountain biking area with over 600 miles of trails.

Reviewed By Catherine A - Colorado Springs, Colorado

This trail, which runs along Hwy. 40, is a good introduction to hiking at elevation; if you aren't a veteran Colorado hiker or biker, it is a nice gentle way to get used to the elevation and still get a little exercise. It is a gravel path that has gentle hills and valleys, and since it is in the Fraser Valley, the scenery is lovely. The trail is for hikers and bikers, but we didn't see anyone else on the trail when we went. For bikers, it is about 16 miles of trail between the two towns. We didn't hike the entire way, but we could see most of it from the highway, and it looks well maintained.

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