The Only Requirement: A Desire to Have Fun
The infinitely wise John Muir said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” And so is the case with a trip to the Rocky Mountains and Winter Park, Colorado. Whether you’re looking to mark a National Park off your bucket list, try a new adventure, or simply bolster your favorite recreational pastime, there’s something for everyone here at any given time. Don’t forget to check local resources for some insider tips on happening events because you don’t want to miss the mutton busting rodeo or seasonal live music events. But for some guaranteed year-round fun, we’ve compiled some of our favorite activities so you can get straight to having fun.
The colder months offer a winter wonderland of skiing, snowshoeing, and scrumptious treats cozied up next to the fire. Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. The 13,000-foot white-capped peaks look completely different when you’re hanging onto a sled pulled by a pack of huskies on a once-in-a-lifetime dogsled adventure. Don’t let the snow stop you from exploring this vast playground on two wheels. Bring your own or rent a fat bike at one of Winter Parks multiple outdoor outfitters, because most of the 600-miles of trails are still accessible in the winter thanks to the fat tire technology that allows us to explore snow-packed trails any time of the year. There are multiple ice rinks located throughout the area, as well as horse-drawn sleigh rides and sled parks.
If you’re lucky enough to visit in the warmer months, hopefully you’re also lucky enough to find time for everything this area has to offer, from white water rafting to off-road tours, boating, mountain biking, and so much more. Treat yourself to a mountain train ride and experience Clear Creek Canyon aboard a bonafide steam locomotive. Tour a genuine silver mine from the days of the old west in Lebanon. Enjoy the quiet and solitude standing on the banks of over 1,000 miles of streams and rivers, almost 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes, 11,000 acres of reservoirs and bring your fishing pole for a unique (and delicious) experience featuring a variety of different trout. Take a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountain National Park and opt instead for a rough dirt road adventure up Corona Pass to the top of the Continental Divide for some breathtaking views.
Looking for some indoor activities to get a break from the natural elements of the Rocky Mountains? No problem! For some casual entertainment, head to The Foundry Cinema & Bowl, a state-of-the-art movie theater and bowling alley. Featuring eight bowling lanes, a full bar, handmade wood-fired pizza, pool tables, shuffleboard, air hockey and mega screen theaters complete with reclining leather seats and in-theater meal service – there’s truly something for everyone at this fun destination. If you’re looking for something to get your blood pumping, visit the Grand Park Community Recreation Center for a full indoor fitness experience packed full with a pool, a lazy river, a giant hot tub, a sauna and steam room, a multi-sport gymnasium, a climbing wall, cardio/circuit training, free weight areas, not to mention fitness classes galore.
Perfect Winter Park Places to Stay, Party of One
Now that the decision has been made to treat yourself to a 3,000-acre playground, don’t stop there. Sink into comfort and relaxation by booking one of our houses for rent in Winter Park Colorado that meets all of your needs and desires. There’s no reason to confine yourself to a tiny hotel room with a lumpy bed when Winter Park Escapes has beautiful Winter Park places to stay that are ideal for the whims and budget of a single traveler. The quiet solitude found sitting in your private outdoor space, breathing in the fresh mountain air will have you feeling so grateful that you found the serene stillness you were seeking. Cozying up in the downy bedding that tops your first-class mattress will have you sighing in relief. But best of all, you’ll have a fully furnished kitchen space to listen to your favorite music while preparing whatever morsels your heart desires.
Treat Yourself and Book Now
Traveling solo doesn’t mean you’re the only one who’s getting excited. Our team can’t wait to help you plan your adventure to Winter Park Escapes, so call now to speak to one of our reservation specialists and we’ll help you plan the trip of a lifetime!