Winter Park is located in Grand County, Colorado, and is situated at an elevation of 9,000 feet. The valley is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest and three Wilderness areas: Indian Peaks, Byers Peak, and Vasquez. Nearby Rocky Mountain National Park has set aside 265,727 acres of natural land and wildlife habitat for the public to enjoy.
Tourism is the main source of industry in Winter Park and the surrounding area, while ranching and agriculture are the primary industry in western Grand County. The Town of Winter Park is 7.5 square miles, including the base village of Winter Park Resort – one of the most notable ski resorts in Colorado - and has long been popular with Denver metro residents. And with a name like Winter Park, it's easy to see why! Neighboring town Fraser is more service-oriented, housing a grocery store, elementary school, library, town hall, and drug store. Winter Park is only 90 minutes northwest of Denver, 90 minutes from Summit County, and two hours from the Vail Valley. Winter Park is easy to get to from Denver International Aiport, fly in from wherever and hop on the Winter Park Express Ski Train and be whisked away to Winter Park.
Winter Park features a downtown area and newer modern ski village that are occupied by shops and restaurants that are unique to this mountain town. Winter Park has many fun events and festivals thoughout the year that encourage you to keep coming back!
Winter Park Resort many trails and terrains plus shops and restaurants as well as warm-weather activities.
Arapahoe Ski Lodge is a relaxed hotel with an indoor pool and sauna.
Rollins Pass is a popular recreational location for its spectacular views, wildflowers, hiking, and photography during the summer months.
It may not come as a surprise with a name like Winter Park that the cold-weather sports and activities are very popular in this mountain town. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy skiing at Winter Park Resort and nearby Granby Ranch Ski Resort and you can also partake in snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, tubing and dog sledding!
However, the snow gives way to a beautiful summertime setting thats ideal for hikers, bikers, fishers and horseback riders. If you love being on the water, Winter Park is close to some of the largest lakes in Colorado - Granby and Grand Lake.
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