The sunshine is still upon us, but crisp fall days are sneaking up quickly. Now that it’s Fall time in Winter Park, Fall getaways are on the top of everyone’s minds. Are you looking for a long weekend to refresh after a busy summer? Maybe you prefer the cooler days that autumn supplies. Either way, you’ll find a wide assortment of activities. Whether you are looking for a quiet, low-key day trip to see the changing leaves or prefer something more extreme and adventurous like a downhill mountain biking getaway, Winter Park is the place to be.
We’re all itching to go out and do more after months of being quarantined and cooped up, and now is an incredible time to be outside. Winter Park, Colorado is the perfect choice for a weekend or Fall getaway. Or, shh, don’t tell the boss, a mid-week getaway as well.
Before we talk about all the different cool activities available, we’d be amiss for not mentioning the 1st annual Oktoberfest Hop Crawler that takes place from September 18th through September 20th. Find the fun in Fraser Valley, and put the Oktoberfest Hop Crawler on your calendar.
If you’re a low-key traveler or need something more accessible for a family that isn’t as mobile, consider leaf peeping. As the foliage changes and vibrant shades of yellows, reds, and oranges greet us, it’s a nice opportunity to enjoy the gift of nature. Get inspired and capture vivid images with your camera to remember the weekend.
A lot of people automatically think of skiing when they picture the mountains, but another idea is to either try mountain biking or the more extreme sport of downhill biking. In fact, Downhill Biking at Winter Park Resort is a fun way to get your heart beating, blood pumping, and adrenaline up. Trestle Bike Park is a cool experience that allows you to go at your own pace while taking on trails, dirt to shred, jumps, boards, and more. They even have rentals.
Did you know you can even take mountain bike tours? They’re an awesome way to enjoy the view. The guided e-bike tours last about 90 minutes and can be booked in advance. Prefer a guided hiking tour? Check this out.
Not everybody is up for steep inclines. Sometimes you want the view without all the work. In that case, you’ll love the Fantasy Meadow Hike.
There’s so much to do, and with social distancing, it’s easier than ever to do that while enjoying the great outdoors. Go outside, breathe in the crisp, mountain air, and forget about work stress for a while. A Fall getaway is the perfect way to clear the mind, capture wonderful family memories, or can be a fabulous chance to spend time with your friends.
When you need a little down time, and want to get lost in amazing views, consider a Scenic Gondola ride. The gorgeous peaks and valleys will take your breath away with majestic beauty. Be sure to bring your camera so you can snap amazing pictures along the way.
Looking for a dog-friendly adventure? Bring your four-legged friend along on your hikes, or start the day at Winter Park Village and grab a coffee for you, and a Puppuccino for Fido. Sunspot offers sweet treats for you, and a dog park for the pup after a day of hiking and a cool gondola ride.
Let’s recap some of the Fall getaway ideas, so you can figure out what you’re going to do first.
- Mountain Biking
- Leaf Peeping
- Fido-Friendly adventures
- Scenic Gondola Ride
- Oktoberfest Hop Crawler
- E-bike tours and hiking tours
- ATV styled off-road adventures
And lastly, don’t forget, there are plenty of great restaurants and other activities if you’d prefer something quieter like spa time, a romantic dinner out, or simply lounging by a fireplace with a nice glass of wine. Whatever you’re hoping to get out of your Fall getaway, there are plenty of opportunities to custom fit your trip to your desires. It’s Fall time in Winter Park, Colorado. Isn’t it time to get outside and play?