Exciting Summer Activities in Winter Park

Winter Park, Colorado is the perfect place for a summer escape – secluded in the mountains but a short distance from city life. Whether you spend the day, weekend or week, Winter Park has just as many summer activities to enjoy as any other season. Bask in sunshine filled days as you partake in water recreation, outdoor activities and overall relaxation. Here are some activities to get your summertime adventure started!


When it comes to hiking, it doesn’t get much better than our local trails. With the Arapaho National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park as our neighbors, there are endless hiking opportunities for everyone. Go wildlife viewing in open meadows or scale steep mountains during the summer season.


For some fast-paced, heart-pumping action, go mountain biking in Winter Park aka Mountain Bike Capital USA. Navigate the extensive trail system of Winter Park and Fraser Valley. Two downhill bike parks offer the perfect place to learn the ropes or improve your skills.


The water isn’t always frozen here. Grab a paddleboard and go for a peaceful journey across serene lakes. Choose from three lakes just north of Winter Park to enjoy all types of water activities.

Horseback Riding

Go on a western adventure and explore Winter Park via horseback. If you love animals and beautiful scenery, there are numerous mountain trails and ranches to go horseback riding.

Whitewater Rafting

Get a group together and conquer the whitewater rapids of the Colorado River and Fraser River. Try out a guided trip on calm waters or take on the class V rapids in Gore Canyon. Summer offers warmer weather and more predictable rapids to try out this sport!


Did you know that Grand County is 8,000 feet above sea level? This makes your ball fly 15 percent further. Up your game at one of Winter Park’s local courses! Choose from four award-winning mountain courses with rolling terrain and endless mountain views.


Find out about the best local guides who can provide quality equipment and show you the best spots in the area. Get ready to catch your trophy-worthy trout from a boat on the middle of a lake or knee deep in our rivers.

Check out our fly fishing deal and information.

Hot Air Ballooning

Get the best view of the Fraser Valley and Winter Park with a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Experience the mountains and valleys from a new perspective. Rides are a unique experience perfect for that romantic date!

Ready for a Winter Park summer? Browse through our diverse selection of vacation rentals for the perfect accommodations and amenities. It’ll be a trip you’ll remember forever!