Summer in Winter Park

Summer in Winter Park, CO, highlights the best aspects of mountain living. Every day as the sun climbs over the Continental Divide, it brings with it the possibility of a new adventure and the certainty of new memories waiting to be made. From whitewater rafting on the Colorado River to mountain biking at the world-renowned Rocky Mountain National Park and everything in-between, there are endless possibilities for summer activities in Winter Park!

With so many things to do in the Winter Park area, it can be difficult to decide which activities to add to your summer bucket list. To help narrow down your options, the team at Real Estate of Winter Park has gathered information on 10 of the best summer activities in Winter Park! Whether you’re a local searching for something new and exciting or a visitor seeking the best of what the area has to offer, there’s an activity for everyone’s interests on this list!

Top 10 Summer Activities in Winter Park

Winter Park Resort & The Fraser Valley

During the summer season, Winter Park Resort transforms into a high-altitude summer playground. This world-class resort offers several summer activities that the whole family can enjoy. Popular summer activities at the park include the state’s longest Alpine Slide, the Trestle Bike Park, and more!

Here are some of our favorite resources for summer activities at Winter Park Resort and the Fraser Valley:


Nothing says “summer” quite like a peaceful day on the water. That’s why boating is one of our favorite summer activities in Winter Park! Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is Colorado’s largest and deepest natural lake and provides a unique boating experience in the shadow of the Continental Divide.

Here are some of our favorite places for boating in Winter Park:


Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, anglers of all skill levels can find an amazing fishing opportunity in the valley. Once you cast a line, it won’t take long to realize why people return to Winter Park every year to chase wild trout!

Here are some of our favorite places for fishing and fly fishing in Winter Park:


There are several award-winning Winter Park golf courses in the area that offer spectacular settings and exceptional challenges for both beginners and experienced golfers.

Here are some of our favorite golf courses in Winter Park:


Rocky Mountain National Park boasts miles of enchanting hiking trails. Here, you can find everything from short walks through flower-filled meadows to multi-day backcountry alpine routes. Hikers of all skill levels are sure to find a trail that suits their needs!

Here are some of our favorite Rocky Mountain National Park hiking trails:

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding through the mountains and meadows of the Fraser Valley is a great way for couples or families to take in the natural beauty of our area. Plus, it’s easy to find a ride for all ages and skill levels.

Here are some of our favorite places for horseback riding in Winter Park:

Hot Sulphur Springs

There’s no better way to relax than to soak in the therapeutic natural hot springs at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa. This resort is just a 30-minute drive west of Winter Park. Featuring a full-service spa that offers massages and a variety of body treatments, you’re sure to leave feeling rejuvenated!

Whitewater Rafting

If you’re searching for a thrilling summer activity, look no further than whitewater rafting. Our area’s local outfitters can help you find a trip that suits your experience level, from mild to wild!

Here are some of our favorite places for whitewater rafting in Winter Park:


The High Country Stampede Rodeo features classic western events like barrel racing, steer wrestling, and bull riding. The arena is a great venue to enjoy the warm summer nights, beautiful sunsets, and the excitement of the rodeo!

Rock Climbing Tours

Winter Park Adventure Quest is a rock climbing guide service in the Winter Park area, offering half-day guided rock climbing trips just minutes away in the Arapaho National Forest. It’s a beautiful way to experience Colorado’s outdoors. You’ll challenge yourself, gain new skills, resilience— and muscle!