Winter Park Colorado In The FAll

Winter Park Colorado In The FAll

What is there to do in Winter Park, Colorado during the shoulder season before the ski area opens?  There are so many things, it’s hard to put them all down in a short blog.  Not to mention, I am not sure as a bona fide local of this incredible Rocky Mountain community that I’m allowed to disclose some of our best kept secrets!  But here goes.  

The first thing that you should remember when traveling through Colorado is that September may very well be the most amazing, beautiful month of any in the Rocky Mountains.  I know, you can’t strap your skiis on and go shushing down the mountain.  But you can continue to mountain bike through this month, with the Aspen trees waving their golden yellow leaves at you as you go by. 

There are several areas in the mountains that have natural hot springs, such as Hot Sulphur Springs, the county seat for Grand County, Colorado.  With a slight nip of chilly air around you while you sit in the steaming water of those natural springs, there just isn’t anything better.
  Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park during the fall months is spectacular.  There is no snow on the ground as yet and with the Fall colors, the vistas are amazing.  The Winter Park Resort keeps its Zephyr lift running for weekend visitors, with the alpine slide and downhill mountain biking being the main attraction.  All of our local restaurants and shops are still open and with the weather staying beautiful through the month, it’s well worth the trip.  It might be a good idea to head out to the Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado for a trail ride, zip lining or even some paddle board yoga.  And dare I mention that the fly fishing in our many rivers in Grand County is fantastic?  

So yes, the hot days of July and August may be behind us for now but the upcoming beauty of Autumn in the Rocky Mountains is a site to behold.  Come on up and visit us!

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