This four-seasons destination in Colorado may be named Winter Park, but you’ll find fun and excitement whenever you need a break. Start the summer off right with a Memorial Day visit that will have you planning your next visit before you even leave. There is plenty to see and do during your stay that will keep everyone happy and busy and ready to go on the day’s adventures no matter where they may lead.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Take to the skies and go up, up, and away over the beautiful scenery of Winter Park and the surrounding area. Grand Adventures in Winter Park offers hot air balloon rides that take you high above the mountains and around the Winter Park Fraser Valley Area. See the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Fraser River, and more from a bird’s eye view. Flights always take off at sunrise, but the views of Colorado’s scenery and wildlife its natural habitat are worth the early wake up call. Celebrate the flight with a champagne toast after landing.
Hiking This Memorial Day in Winter Park
Lace up your hiking shoes, grab water and sun protection and head out into the beautiful Colorado scenery you saw from the sky. There are hundreds of trails and loops perfect for beginners all the way up to the most advanced hikers. Wind through the Arapaho National Forest to see Saint Mary’s Glacier, Monarch Lake, or Loch Lomond. You’ll find trails fit for the kids, as well as trails that allow you to bring furry family members, bikes, or horses.
Up the adventure with water sports. Book a whitewater adventure along the Colorado River where you and your group can navigate mild to moderate (class II and class III) whitewater on a half-day or full-day rafting or kayaking trip. Make sure to pack your water gear and store your valuables and anything you don’t want to get wet in a dry bag. For a calmer water experience, choose stand up paddleboarding where you’ll enjoy a view of the water ahead and distant mountains, or choose a lake for swimming and boating sports.
Moffat Tunnel West Portal
Industrialist David Moffat was a Colorado railroad pioneer who came up with the solution of a tunnel to avoid the costs of dealing with severe snow conditions. The railroad and water tunnel cuts through the Continental Divide in Colorado and provides a “West Portal” you can explore. If luck is on your side, you’ll see a gigantic coal train using the tunnel to move its load. Don’t forget your camera.
Memorial Day Getaway to Winter Park
Enjoy your start to summer with a Memorial Day getaway in Winter Park this year. Before you get to planning all the fun you’ll have, make sure to book a vacation home with Winter Park Escapes. When you’re not out on an adventure, prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie or relax in a private outdoor space.
For an intimate or small group experience, choose a two-bedroom unit. If you’re planning a family or group reunion this Memorial Day in Winter Park, we have units as large as five bedrooms. Choose 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 Memorial Day Winter Park getaway!