This is a glimpse of what Winter Park and the Fraser Valley have to offer and will help you plan your activities. Winter or Summer!
~~~ On Your Own ~~~
Grand County has three
*These Museums are open Wed-Sat 11am to 4pm, Sun 1pm to 4pm.
Grand County Museum - located in Hot Sulphur Springs on Hwy 40. *
The Cozen's Ranch Museum - located just west of Winter Park on Hwy 40 *
The Fraser Walking History Museum - located in Fraser on Hwy 40 *
Scenic Drive - Moffat Road / Corona Pass: drive along the old railroad to the "Top of the World". You'll pass a historic trestle and the abandoned town of Arrow, once a thriving railroad town. This is a self guided auto tour that takes you on top of the Continental Divide, also one of the highest and most torturous railroad routes ever conceived. Pick up a self guided tour booklet at Cozens Ranch Museum or Winter Park Visitors Center. From Winter Park take US Hwy 40 2 miles south and turn left onto the Moffat Road, the "Over the Hill" route.
Boat Rentals - SolVista Marina 970-627-8158 (Grand Lake), Beacon Landing 970-627-3671 (Lake Granby), Trail Ridge Marina 970-627-3586 (Shadow Mountain Lake)
Cinema - Silver Screen Cinema (Winter Park) 970-726-5390
Fishing - Many streams,
rivers, lakes and reservoirs
Winter Park Resort - Three interconnected mountains offer groomed terrain , steep and deep powder runs and world-class moguls. Fun, Family, Adventure. Skiable Terrain - 2886 acres, Vertical Drop - 3060 feet, Number of Trails - 134, Number of Lifts - 22 (8 high-speed quads), Annual Snowfall - 369 inches.
Rocky Mountain National Park - National Forest Service
SolVista Golf & Ski Ranch - A year-round, family-friendly resort with a rustic Colorado ranch theme. All ski trails lead back to one base area making SolVista fun and convenient for families and groups. Skiable Terrain - 287 acres, Vertical Drop - 1000 feet, Number of Trails - 33, Number of Lifts - 4 (8 high-speed quads), Annual Snowfall - 220 inches.
Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross-Country Ski Center - Nestled at the foot of the Continental Divide in the beautiful Ranch Creek Valley, Devil's Thumb Ranch provides seclusion, spectacular scenery and some of Colorado's finest cross-country skiing. 100 kilometers of groomed trails for classic, skate-skiing and snow shoeing, Dogs allowed on some trails. Rentals, lessons.
Grand Lake Touring Center - The open, rolling terrain and panoramic views of Rocky Mountain National Park provide the backdrop for your skiing experience at Grand Lake Touring Center. 35 kilometers of groomed trails for classic, skate-skiing and snow shoeing. Dogs allowed on some trails. Rentals, lessons. Call 970-627-8008
Hot Sulphur Springs - Soak at a beautiful mineral resort, only 25 minutes west on Hwy 40. Open daily 8am-9pm. Massages, facials, and body works available, 725-3306.
Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center - With awe-inspiring views of the Continental Divide and Indian Peaks, Snow Mountain Ranch offers trails and terrain for everyone -- From beginners to world-class athletes. 85 kilometers of groomed trails for classic, skate-skiing and snow shoeing. Dogs allowed on some trails. Rental, lessons, night-skiing.
Gambling - Blackhawk and Central City are only 70 miles away. Take Hwy 40 to I-70 East towards Denver. Exit Hwy #6, follow signs to Hwy #119, take Hwy #119 to Blackhawk, watch for Central City turn. Transportation available (see Above)
YMCA of the Rockies / Snow Mtn Ranch - 970-887-2152
Souvenir Making - Pottery Painting 726-4959, Trail Ridge Art Company
Grand Adventures - Guided and unguided tours. Located at Beaver Village on US Hwy. 40. Snowmobiling, Horseback Riding, Sled dog Rides, and Sleigh Rides.
You can also enjoy Fraser Tubing Hill, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Snow scoots, and lots of Shopping.
~~~ Other Area
Here are some ideas for some day trips
within 2 hours of Grand County.
Broncos - http://www.denverbroncos.com/
Avs - http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/
Rockies - http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/
Nuggets - http://www.nba.com/nuggets/
Pepsi Center - http://www.pepsicenter.com/
Invesco field - http://www.invescofieldatmilehigh.com/
Ticketmaster - http://www.ticketmaster.com/
Kids and Family
Ocean Journey - http://www.oceanjourney.org/
Water World - http://www.waterworldcolorado.com/
Six Flags Elitch Gardens - http://www.elitchgardens.com/
Childrens Museum - http://www.cmdenver.org/
Tiny Town - http://www.tinytownrailroad.com/
Denver Zoo - http://www.denverzoo.org/
United States Mint - http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=denver
TripBuzz - Things to Do with Kids in Winter Park, CO http://www.tripbuzz.com/things-to-do-with-kids/winter-park-co
Theaters, Opera & Museums
Theatre in Denver http://www.denvercenter.org/
Central City Opera House - http://www.centralcityopera.org/
Denver Opera House - http://www.operacolorado.org/
Art Museum - http://www.denverartmuseum.org/
History Museum - http://www.dmns.org/
Colorado Railroad Museum - http://www.crrm.org/
Denver Botanic Gardens - http://www.botanicgardens.org/
Coors Brewing Company - http://www.coors.com/
Buffalo Bill Museum - http://www.buffalobill.org/
Phoenix Gold Mine - http://www.phoenixgoldmine.com/
Argo Gold Mine & Mill - http://www.historicargotours.com/
Pikes Peak Cam - http://www.pikespeakcam.com/
Pikes Peak Cog Railway - http://www.cograilway.com/
Pikes Peak - http://www.pikes-peak.com/
Nearby Casino - http://www.cityofblackhawk.org/
Central City - http://www.centralcitycolorado.com/
Shopping in the city
Park Meadows - http://www.parkmeadows.com/
16th Street Mall - http://www.denvergov.org/panoramas/16thmall_web1.asp
Cherry Creek Shopping Center - http://www.shopcherrycreek.com/index.html
Silverthorne Outlets - http://www.silverthornefactorystores.com/