Why We Love Winter Park, CO in the Winter
Your Guide to Winter Park
with xplore expert Jacquie

Why We Love Winter Park in the Winter

Often referred to as Denver’s playground, Winter Park is a wellspring of fun activities. And don’t be discouraged by its name – this Rocky Mountain escape is ideal for spring and summer getaways as well, offering some amazing things to explore when the snow melts.To help you make the most of your trip, our Xplore Team expert, Jacquie, has outlined a sample 3-day itinerary.

There is certainly no shortage of fun in Winter Park. Adventure junkies can enjoy tubing and fishing on nearby rivers, incredible mountain biking trails, and of course, skiing, snowmobiling, and even dog sledding in the snowy months. Winter Park makes for an excellent action-packed getaway!

Day 1

Hit the Slopes

On your first day, explore Winter Park Resort and enjoy this charming Rocky Mountain hotspot.

Stay energized and keep warm in any one of the fine dining options available in the area.


Winter Park Resort

Hit the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding on world-class terrain.


The Lodge at Sunspot

Stop for lunch at the top of the mountain.


Smokehouse BBQ

Enjoy the best barbecue around after a fun-filled day in the snow.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Day 2

Explore in New Ways

Choose a new form of transportation today - there are many ways to discover the splendor of Winter Park.

Unique mountain experiences are at your fingertips with rentals and tours that give you access to the best-kept secrets around.


Rise and Shine Bakery Café

Fuel up with a warm breakfast.


Fat Tire Biking

Equipped with oversized tires, fat tire bikes allow you to smoothly glide over snow-packed terrain for a unique mountain experience.


Dog Sled Rides

Let a pack of beautiful dogs guide you through the Rockies.

Biking & Sledding

Day 3

Full Speed Ahead

On your last day, have an adventure that the whole family will remember.

Stick around Winter Park for tubing, or branch out to the Continental Divide for motorized fun.



Race down Fraser Hill on a tube - a fun and exciting activity for all ages.



Experience the Continental Divide on a snowmobile.



Have lunch at this local favorite and don't leave without trying their famous homemade jam.

Tubing & Snowmobiling

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US Xplore Team

"It's so exciting when the snow melts at Winter Park and all that green comes alive in the summer—such a great place for hiking and biking!”

Jaquie has 10+ years of hospitality experience working for companies like Disney and Hilton. A Colorado native, she is always exploring the nearby Rocky Mountains but also loves to visit new places and meet new people whenever possible. Three favorite things: food, wine, traveling!