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Fun Fall Activities in Winter Park

If you need to get away for some rest, relaxation, and fun this fall, Winter Park has plenty to do. There is an array of daytime activities to keep everyone in the group busy and happy. From hiking and biking to unique experiences like hot air ballooning, you’re sure to find something to fill every moment of your time with these activities in Winter Park, CO.


Lace up your hiking boots and pack your trail and sun gear for a beautiful fall day. Set your compass for any of the hundreds of trails that take you around Winter Park and the surrounding area’s scenic landscape. There are easy hikes with little elevation change for beginners or groups with kids, all the way up to the most challenging for experienced hikers. Keep in mind some trails are bike, equestrian, and dog friendly. Don’t forget your camera for pictures of the stunning views and fall colors you’re sure to see on your adventures.

Train Ride

While negotiating trails to get to the little-known areas is a breathtaking way to make your Winter Park fall getaway one to remember, there’s a different route the wilderness, too. Say “all aboard” for a different way to see even more of Colorful Colorado from another point of view. Enjoy a train ride on an old-time steam or diesel locomotive on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. The railroad is only about 45 minutes from Winter Park and brings Colorado’s scenery and history to life in a way both younger and older group members will love. The loop is only 3.1 miles long, but climbs 640 feet over mountainous terrain for a breathtaking view of the area you won’t get any other way.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Go up, up, and away for a breathtaking bird’s eye view. You’ll fly high above the mountains and beautiful scenery of Winter Park and the surrounding area with a hot air balloon ride from Grand Adventure. Private flights are available so it’s just you and your group flying over the colorful fall sights of the Winter Park Fraser Valley area. See the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Fraser River and snap wonderful pictures of each, including wildlife in their natural habitat. Get a good night’s sleep the night before, as all flights take off at sunrise. Celebrate afterward with a champagne toast.

Tons of Fall Activities in Winter Park CO at These Festivals

It seems there’s always something going on to celebrate the season or the arts and culture of Winter Park. No matter what time of year you come, you’re sure to find something to celebrate right along with the locals. Make sure to check the town event calendar before coming and throughout your stay so you don’t miss a thing.

Fall Fun in Winter Park

You chose Winter Park for a fun fall getaway with your friends and family. Extend the experience to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Winter Park Escapes. When you’re not out enjoying everything Winter Park and the surrounding area has to offer, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, make your rental “the place to be” by settling in for a movie. For a sweetheart getaway or small family, we have two-bedroom units available. If you’ve planned a getaway to Winter Park with a larger group, there are units as large as five bedrooms! Go all-out for a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to start planning your fall fun-filled Winter Park getaway!