If you need a getaway that includes a breath of fresh mountain air this spring, point your compass and your car to Colorful Colorado and a fun road trip. Set your sights on Winter Park and the many things to do and see on land, in the air, and in the water. Whatever your pleasure may be, you’ll find plenty of Winter Park activities to keep you busy throughout your stay.
All aboard for a different way to see the area. Enjoy a train ride on an old-time steam or diesel locomotive on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. The railroad is only about 45 minutes from Winter Park and brings Colorado’s scenery and history to life in a way driving yourself can’t. The loops are 3.1 miles long and climbs 640-feet over mountainous terrain for a breathtaking view of the area.
Winter Park Activities and Hiking
Lace up your hiking boots and pack your trail and sun gear. Set your compass for any of the hundreds of trails that take you around Winter Park and the surrounding area’s scenic landscape. Beginners and kids will enjoy easy hikes with little elevation and there are more challenging paths for experienced hikers. Keep in mind some trails are bike, equestrian, and dog-friendly, too.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Fly high above the mountains and beautiful Winter Park scenery on a hot air balloon ride. Fly over the sights of the Winter Park Fraser Valley area including the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Fraser River. Get a good night’s sleep the night before, since flights take off at sunrise. Colorado’s beautiful landscape and the bird’s eye view of it all, including wildlife in their natural habitat, is worth the early wake up call. Celebrate afterward with a champagne toast.
Book a whitewater adventure along the Colorado River and navigate mild to moderate (Class II and Class III) whitewater rapids. Choose a half-day or full-day rafting or kayaking trip. If you’d prefer a calmer water experience, go stand up paddleboarding on a less intense part of the river with a view of the water, or choose a local lake for swimming and boating sports.
Road Trip to Winter Park
There are many activities waiting for you in Winter Park. Get out of the sun and relax indoors with a book or your favorite TV show or movie. Taste the flavors of Winter Park, or create a dish of your own in the fully equipped kitchen at your vacation rental by Winter Park Escapes. Choose a premium rental for perks like flat screen TVs, a private hot tub, hardwood floors, and more. There are cozy two-bedroom units, all the way up to sprawling five-bedroom units for a family or group spring road trip reunion.
Call today to book your road trip to Winter Park!