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Going on a vacation in Winter Park doesn’t have to burn a big hole in your pocket. With the right planning, you can enjoy a wonderful vacation and experience many attractions for free or with little cost. Even though Winter Park is a popular vacation destination and many of the attractions are located in the resorts, there are still many other exciting activities that won’t charge you much if anything at all. Here are a few ideas that you can plan your budget vacation at Winter Park around and still have plenty of fun. Check out places to visit in Colorado on a budget below

Hiking and Biking for Free

Hiking and biking are two popular activities that people enjoy during the summer months. With miles and miles of hiking trails, you will find many that are free to hike. All you need is a pair of sturdy footwear and plenty of water. For biking, you’ll need to rent a bike along with the other accessories. Local rental shops give discounts if you book online in advance. Some free trails to explore include Fraser River Trail, Second Creek, Discovery Trail, Creekside, Blue Sky, and many others. Some of the trails are pet-friendly and are good to explore for the whole family.


Fishing is another popular sport that doesn’t cost much—just the license fee, and the angling gear, which you can rent or pack with you from home. The area has many fishing hotspots depending on whether you like fly fishing or lake fishing. Fraser River is packed with wild fish that ranges between 12” and 15”. Muddy Creek near Kremmling has brown and rainbow trout. St. Louis Creek near Fraser has cutthroat, brown, rainbow and brook Trout. If you prefer ponds, you can try Lion’s Fishing Ponds, Cozen’s Ranch Open Space Pond. Lakes include Lake Granby, Meadowcreek Reservoir, Monarch Lake and many others.

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The Grand Park Recreation Center is a place full of fun and entertainment. You can take the whole family here and spend the day enjoy the many games and activities for all age groups. There’s an indoor aquatic center, loop slide, a trampoline, a foam pit, a gym, a track, a whirlpool, and other fun activities. Tickets for adults cost $11 and for children it’s only $9.

With the right planning, you can have fun with your family in Winter Park even when you’re traveling go places to visit in Colorado on a budget. For more information about other attractions that you can enjoy at a low cost, call us today. Browse through our amazing rentals in Winter Park!