Winter Park, Colorado is a wonderful place to travel in the colder months when the snow falls, but it’s equally captivating in the fall as the temperature mellows and the landscape takes on a collection of colors. Whether you’re one for savoring the sights of seasonal transitions or can’t wait to get out and explore surrounded by fewer crowds, Fall in Winter Park promises to bring it all and more in authentic Colorado style.
Capture Fall Colors along Discovery Loop this Fall in Winter Park
A fall foliage hike is bound to be a highlight of your getaway to Winter Park this year and when you’re looking for that ideal destination where trekking and admiring the view can be wonderfully combined, put Discovery Loop at the top of your list. Situated a mere 3 miles south of downtown, Discovery Loop is easy to access and provides approximately 7 miles of ground to cover complete with meadow views and groves of Aspens. Bring your camera for this journey which is guaranteed to be worth a photo or two.
Fish the Alpine Lakes
For the enthusiastic angler in town this fall, Winter Park offers up access to a wide variety of beautiful and thriving alpine lakes that are sure to inspire. Whether you choose Lake Evelyn or Lake Dorothy, Strawberry Lake, or Bowen Lake, these high-altitude stops are as scenic as they are successfully set up for a day filled with catches. Popular species in these waters include Cutthroat, Brown, Brook and Rainbow Trout. Be prepared for moderate to difficult hiking to reach these lakes but once you arrive, the effort is worth it all.
Picnic at Meadow Creek Reservoir
Once you have your Arapahoe National Recreation Pass in hand, it’s time to plan a fall picnic at stunning Meadow Creek Reservoir. Rocky terrain, towering Aspens, and a lake filled with trout make this stop easy to get to while still retaining that off the beaten path feel. A convenient parking area near the trails makes this a great stop for those traveling with family and there’s nothing quite like an open-air meal in a setting that’s as colorful and peaceful as it is inspiring.
Enjoy the Mountain Getaway
There’s something special about Winter Park in the fall and when you can’t wait to get here, we’re on-hand to make sure you have the perfect mountain accommodations to match the trip! Contact our team today and get started turning travel plans into a reality.