If you had to choose a season, other than winter, to visit Winter Park, we would have to urge you to choose fall! Although our mountain town is beautiful during all seasons, the fabulous colors of trees dressed in their autumn finest dot the landscape, creating a scene of such stunning beauty it will take your breath away. This guide to things to do in Winter Park, CO in the fall was created to ensure that your Colorado getaway is everything you dreamed it could be!
Day 1: Sportsman Paradise
Hunting big game may not be the first thing you think of when you picture Winter Park, but fall is hunting season, and on public lands and with the correct licensing there are a variety of animals that can be hunted. If your vacation dreams involve big guns, long walks through the woods, and elk meat to be processed and enjoyed for dinner at a later date, this is going to be the escape you wished for. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife website has all the regulations you need to know for a hunting trip into the wild.
Day 2: Retail Therapy
One of the best parts of a vacation is being able to spend a few hours giving your credit card a workout as you visit the shops and stores that are so very different from the ones you are used to in your hometown. Winter Park offers everything from art galleries to ski stores and is guaranteed to have more than a few souvenir shops from which you can purchase mementos of your vacation. And when your sweet tooth demands attention? The Sweet Life Candy Store, 78415 US Hwy 40 is the first place you should visit!
Day 3: Sunday Drives on a Tuesday Afternoon
A long drive through the Colorado countryside is an amazing experience during every season of the year, but the changing leaves make for even better Winter Park fall activities! Take a lazy Tuesday afternoon and make it a day you will never forget as you drive along the Corona Pass, preferably in a vehicle with four-wheel drive, as this 15-mile section of road is unpaved. Located just outside of Winter Park, once you reach the apex of the Pass, the views of the mountains, the aspen trees that have turned a vibrant orange and gold, and even the Winter Park ski resort will make you glad you chose this location for your fall vacation!
Day 4: The Hours in Between Explorations
When you choose Winter Park Escapes for your fall getaway, every hour of every day promises to be an adventure you will never want to end thanks to all of the things to do in Winter Park in the fall. Reserve vacation rental today and spend the hours in between your Colorado explorations living in comfort and style!