Things to do this Summer in Winter Park, CO

Despite its name, Winter Park, CO, offers lots of summer fun too. Who needs snow when you can take a dog cart ride past green pine trees, fish in crystal blue water and hear live music under golden sunsets? Discover all the cool things to do in summer in Winter Park, CO.


Dog Carting! The Summer Version of Dog Sledding.
Hop on a golf cart, then your furry dog team will take you on a fun summer ride of over four miles. (A guide hitches up the dogs and rides with you.) You can even steer and brake the cart. Includes mountain views plus dog cuddles afterward. Visit Dog Sled Rides of Winter for information.

Fishing Fun for the Whole Family.
Winter Park, CO, is located in Grand County, which features 1,000 miles of rivers and streams and almost 1,000 acres of mountain-view lakes. All types of fishers including kids will love casting their lines over these beautiful waters. Want to wade into fly fishing with a guided tour? Stop by Mo Henry’s Trout Shop.

Outdoor Concerts in Harmony with Nature.
You can hear some great music at the outdoor concerts and festivals in Winter Park, CO. So spread out a blanket and enjoy summer sounds with your summer breezes. Concert venues include Hideaway Park, which offers folk, country, rock, jazz and more. See the full line-up of venues and musicians.

Gentle Walks, Wild Hikes, and Wildflowers.
When you hike in Winter Park, CO, you’ll see cascading waterfalls, alpine vistas, and brilliant wildflowers. For a mellow hike, the Floom Loop parallels an old logging floom through shady woods along St. Louis Creek. If you prefer an advanced ridge hike on the Continental Divide Trail, try Devils Thumb Pass. Find more hikes here.

Gear Up for Biking Adventures.
Discover why Winter Park, CO, is trademarked as the Mountain Bike Capital USA. Fraser River Trail offers relatively easy trails to cruise on your bike. If you’re a more hardcore mountain biker, shred some dirt at Trestle Bike Park. Winter Park Biking also offers many other choices.

As you can see, Winter Park, CO, transforms into a summer paradise each year. So don’t wait for the snow to enjoy this area. The lush green mountains, invigorating blue waters, and fluffy white huskies provide hours of summer fun! For summer lodging options, check out StayWinterPark‘s vacation rentals.

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