Winter Park is a year-round vacation destination. But you don’t have to spend the whole year here to enjoy everything our town has to offer. In fact, as few as three days or a weekend getaways in Colorado can cover a lot of activities and attractions in the area. All you need is good planning and some of the ideas below!
Start the day with a train ride. Colorado has some of the most authentic train rides that you can find. Head over to Berthoud Pass which is about 45 minutes from Winter Park. This is where the famous Georgetown Loop Railroad is located. As you can tell, it will take you in a circular ride that ends where it started, but the ride is something else; it’s a ride back in history as well as a ride along a scenic route that you wouldn’t normally be able to appreciate either hiking or even using a hot air balloon. You’ll see the Rocky Mountains in all their rugged beauty, plunge down Clear Creek Canyon, and visit a few old gold and silver mines along the way. Keep your camera ready for the photo ops.
Speaking of hot air balloons, spend this day riding the skies. It’s true the train will take you through some amazing landscapes, but a hot air balloon ride will make you soar and get the stunning views that only an eagle sees. Hot air balloon rides are available all year round. As you climb up, the Continental Divide opens up in front of you. Then you peak over the Rocky Mountain and beyond. Lakes stretch under you, placid and wise, rivers snake their way through the valley, and the lush canopy of the woodland blankets the landscape with all shades of green. Unless you’re a seasoned mountain climber, this might be the only way you can get to the top of the Rocky Mountains.
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Still exploring the outdoors and the panoramic views of Winter Park, today you can go on a scenic drive. At the top of the list is Trail Ridge Road. This is a must-see route that gives you an exceptional view of the Rockies. It takes you through Rocky Mountain National Park and crosses the Continental Divide. Expect to see bears, elk, and moose. Make your way to the Alpine Visitor Center at the top where you can make a stop to have lunch.
Your three-day vacation or weekend getaways in Colorado Winter Park, short as it is, is packed with a lot of fun and outdoor adventure. For more information about other ways to enjoy your vacation, get in touch with us today!