Winter Park, CO

Fraser is an excellent base for exploring north central Colorado. This classic mountain town has everything visitors look for in a vacation destination: places to dine and shop, year-round recreation, exciting events, and much, much more. Keep reading to find out our favorite things to do in Fraser, CO, and start planning your trip to the Rockies today!

For a complete list of things to do in Fraser, CO, and the rest of the Winter Park area, check out our digital Vacation Guide. This carefully curated guide is full of recommendations for memorable attractions and activities. It’s available 24/7 from any device and will cut your travel planning time in half! Get your free copy today.

The Best Things to Do in Fraser, CO

1. Dining

One of the most important aspects of any vacation is deciding where you’ll be dining. Luckily, Fraser has plenty of options! Start your day with brunch at Sharky’s Eatery, a colorful cafe that serves up heaping plates of pancakes, omelets, and burgers. Then, spend a few hours working up an appetite on the mountain. Return to Fraser in the afternoon for happy hour at Julio’s Mexican Grill, Solstice Winter Bistro, or Crooked Creek Saloon. Each restaurant offers delicious dishes and a unique atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a casual dinner spot, check out Elevation Pizza on Zerex St. With signature pies like the S.M.O.P. (sausage, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni) and Fire On the Mountain (sausage, jalapenos, chilis, roasted red peppers, and hot sauce), it’s no wonder Elevation Pizza was ranked the #1 Pizza in Colorado Ski Towns!

2. Winter Activities

Winter Park is famous for its awesome skiing and snowboarding. But did you know that Fraser is also a hotspot for winter activities? Check out the Historic Tubing Hill, a facility that’s been family-owned and operated since 1971. You can glide down the snow-covered hill on a tube and relax as the lift brings you back up. Or, explore the groomed Fraser River Trail, ride snowmobiles, and sign up for a dog sled ride with a local outfitter. There’s plenty to do during the cold winter months!

3. Summer Activities

In the summertime, Red Tail Rafting is a great place to bring the family. The company offers guided half- and full-day whitewater rafting trips for guests of all ages. You’ll tackle the Mighty Upper section of the Colorado River, a stretch that’s rated mild to moderate. This area is perfect for first-time rafters and features easy rapids and beautiful views. Other popular summer activities include hiking, fishing, camping, and hot air ballooning.

4. Shopping

Of course, no trip to Colorado is complete without a little shopping! Head to Fraser’s historic section and visit the art gallery, hardware store, winery, and thrift shop. You can even check out the Fraser Valley Center for more options. It’s located on Highway 40 at the town’s entrance and offers a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.

5. Book a StayWinterPark Vacation Rental

There are so many wonderful things to do in Fraser, CO! To make your vacation even more memorable, book your stay in one of our Fraser vacation rentals. Our properties boast some of the best amenities in the area and are just minutes from the attractions and activities listed above.

Are you searching for a home with plenty of space? Consider Unit A6 in Lookout Village. This two bedroom, two bath townhouse is located just outside of Fraser and offers easy access to the free winter skier shuttle. Features like a gourmet kitchen, outdoor hot tub, and wood-burning fireplace make Unit A6 perfect for a fun-filled getaway.

Check our availability and make your reservations today! We look forward to having you.

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