As soon as the first chill wind of October starts blowing between the trees, announcing the end of the summer months, nature goes through some drastic changes. It starts with a change of attire, putting on a colorful dress that is different shades of red and brown. And as the quality of the light and air changes, acquiring magical tones, so does the versatile flora and fauna across the area. It’s an open invitation for the visitors to come and enjoy all its majestic beauty. Fall is a wonderful time to explore Winter Park and its surrounding area. The outdoors is still alluring, and the activities you can enjoy are numerous. Read about things to do in Winter Park Colorado Fall today!
Fishing is one of those sports that you can enjoy in just about any environment and weather conditions. Where there’s water, there are fish to be caught—even if said water is covered with a thick sheet of ice. This doesn’t stop an avid angler from drilling a hole in the ice and casting a line for the fish underneath. Winter Park offers some of the most enticing alpine fishing spots you can find in the lower 48. The rivers and streams are teeming with all kinds of fish, especially trout and salmon. It’s an angler’s dream to fish in such vibrant surroundings.
Hiking and Backpacking
Because it’s the fall season, the evenings can turn chilly, but the outdoors are still quite accessible. And that’s great news if you like hiking and backpacking. The trails will take you through some breathtaking scenes and it’s easy for one to get lost in the midst of all this beauty. Nature here is generous and between the mountain peaks, the lakes, and the rivers, there’s a lot to explore. So pack your gear and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
A Taste of Winter Park
The beautiful weather in the fall in Winter Park will have you spending as much time outside as possible, and all that fresh air will give you a huge appetite! Fortunately for all that visit, the town of Winter Park (and some nearby towns as well) is up to the challenge of sating your appetite, no matter what meal you are seeking! Breakfast at the Java Lava Café, 200 W Agate Avenue in Granby, includes your favorite comfort foods; the Java Lava Basic Breakfast, made with hash browns, choice of meats, two eggs, and choice of toast is always a popular selection, and as can be expected by the name, their coffee is incredible!
When it is time for your midday break, a short jaunt to Fraser and Sharky’s Eatery will offer a treat for your taste buds! Located at 221 Doc Susie Avenue, the Queso Burger with Fritos is what we crave, and we believe that your first visit will not be your last visit during your exciting Winter Park getaway.
Finally, when the dinner bell rings, you won’t have to travel further than a few streets to have an authentic taste of New Mexico; The Ditch on 40, 78941 US-40, offers everything from burgers to tacos. We have yet to have a bad meal at the Ditch, but if you want a recommendation, their taste of New Mexico Burrito is simply heavenly! Offering a combination plate that includes their El Ultimo Burrito, relleno, and a homemade tamale smothered in red, green, or Christmas style sauce, this spicy dish satisfies every craving you may have!
We Love the Nightlife
Winter Park is a small town, quiet and family-friendly, but if you are seeking some fun adult times at night, we do offer a few places to sip and savor! The Basement, located at 78295 US-40, immediately comes to mind as a great place to hang out, listen to music, and savor a few sips or more of your favorite adult beverage. Offering pool tables, dartboards, and a small arcade of games, the moments spent in the Basement will be ones you remember happily upon your return to your hometown. Wednesdays are open mic nights, so be sure to show your stuff if you are in town on a Wednesday, and the trivia nights on Thursdays is every “nerd’s” dream come true!
Winter Park Colorado Fall Activities
Mountain boarding is the new hot thing for outdoor enthusiasts. The mountains here are quite accessible and the slopes are gentle enough for you to enjoy all types of boarding. From woodland to freestyle, the landscape allows you to demonstrate your skills and show off with all those cool moves you just learned recently. Two major spots provide the perfect setting for this sport. Hideaway Skate Park is 14,000 square feet and perfect for skateboarders, while Empire has a vast network of trails. Both are tempting and you will find it hard to resist busting out your board and getting busy.
The fall is a unique season in Winter Park. The changes in the weather and the landscape call for you to spend more time outdoors enjoying all that beauty. Call us for more information about the different attractions in Winter Park.