7 of the Most Fun Summer Activities in the Rockies

We may be in Winter Park, Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have incredible experiences year-round! Visitors can enjoy several summer activities in the Rockies. Best of all, the Rocky Mountain region offers stunning views and vibrant scenery as the backdrop for your adventures! Read on to discover some of the best ways to spend your time here. For a comprehensive guide to the area, make sure to get your free Vacation Guide! Inside, find key information and travel tips from your local experts, StayWinterPark!

Enjoy Sunny Skies and Warm Weather with These Summer Activities in the Rockies!

Explore Nature

As you approach your Winter Park destination, you’ll see why we are so proud to call this area our home. Each summer, our landscapes fill up with wildflowers and diverse wildlife. We highly recommend an outdoor excursion to explore our remarkable environment! Luckily, there are many different ways to do so. With over 600 miles of trails, it’s no wonder people refer to us as “Mountain Bike Capital USA”. Hop on a bike and pedal your way through unmatched mountain biking trails. For a more leisurely activity, feel free to go horseback riding or hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and take in the sights!

Whitewater rafting in the Rockies

Conquer the Rapids

There are several reasons why adventurers and thrill seekers flock to our area. One of the attractions they come looking for is our renowned whitewater rafting! Whether you’re ready to take on class IV rapids or want to learn the ropes in smoother waters, we suggest giving it a shot!

Race Down the Alpine Slide

Did you know that Colorado’s longest alpine slide is right here in Winter Park? Head over the Winter Park Resort for a ride like no other. The slide features 3,000 feet of track and a vertical height of 600 feet. It’s a fantastic family-friendly activity, and each cart comes equipped with a brake so you can go as fast or slow as you like. It’s sure to be an exciting experience you won’t soon forget!

Woman enjoying summer tubing near Winter Park

Enjoy Unique Summer Tubing Fun

When you think of tubing, you likely picture snow-covered slopes. What if we told you that you can experience that same thrill in the summertime, too? Snow Mountain Ranch recently unveiled a slope specifically designed for summer tubing. It features 300 feet of excitement and is one of only three in the country! Check it out next time you visit.

Experience the Thrill of Zip Lining

You can also have fun without your feet ever having to touch the ground! Set yourself up on a zip line adventure and experience what it’s like to fly. Best of all, you can do it while surrounded by scenic landscapes and forests! There are several unique lines to ride on, and each one is better than the last.

A man golfing in the Rockies

Play a Round of Golf

If you want to settle down for a relaxing morning, book a tee time at one of our top-rated golf courses. There are sections available for all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Dick Phelps, a renowned golf course architect, even designed one of the courses! Pair your round of golf with views of the Rockies. You might be able to spot native wildlife like golden eagles and elk!

Cool off and Relax with a Refreshing Craft Brew

When all is said and done, feel free to grab a beer and kick back. Colorado is well-known for its craft beer industry, and Winter Park is no exception. Stop by one of our local breweries for a great way to relax after an excitement-filled day. Try several different varieties and meet with some of the brewers!

Stay in Luxury as You Experience It All!

Antlers at Lakota 406

When it comes to summer vacation, Winter Park, CO, truly has it all. Be sure to take advantage of our luxurious lodging so you can experience the wide variety of things to do in the area. StayWinterPark is your trusted resource for the best vacation rentals in town. We even offer special deals to help you get the most from your time here!

Take a look at Antlers at Lakota 406, one of our premier properties in an excellent community. This tri-level, luxury townhome is in a convenient location with incredible views and top-notch amenities. There’s also a free shuttle service in the summer to take you downtown or to the resort. Don’t just picture yourself here, book your stay and experience it!

Don’t forget to get your free Vacation Guide to Winter Park! It’s packed with even more information to help you make the most of your summer stay.

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