Start the summer off right with a Winter Park Memorial Day visit that will have you planning your next visit before you even leave. There is plenty to see and do during your stay in Winter Park that will keep everyone happy and busy and ready to go on the day’s adventures no matter where they may lead.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take to the skies over the beautiful scenery of Winter Park and the surrounding area this Memorial Day. Grand Adventures offers hot air balloon rides that take you high above the mountains and around the Winter Park Fraser Valley area. See the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park, Fraser River, and more from a bird’s eye view. Flights take off at sunrise, but the views are worth the early wake-up call. Celebrate the flight with a champagne toast after landing.

Water Sports

Up the adventure with water sports. Book a Memorial Day whitewater adventure along the Colorado River where you and your group can navigate mild to moderate (Class II and Class III) whitewater on a half-day or full-day rafting or kayaking trip. Make sure to pack your water gear and store your valuables and anything you don’t want to get wet in a dry bag. For a calmer water experience, choose to stand up paddleboarding where you’ll enjoy a view of the water ahead and distant mountains, or a nearby lake for swimming and boating sports.


There are hundreds of trails and loops perfect for beginners all the way up to the most advanced hikers. Lace-up your hiking shoes and wind through the Arapaho National Forest to see Saint Mary’s Glacier, Monarch Lake, or Loch Lomond. There are trails fit for the kids, as well as trails that allow you to bring furry family members, bikes, or horses.

Moffat Tunnel West Portal

The railroad and water tunnel designed by industrialist David Moffat paved the way for dealing with the costs related to severe snow conditions. The tunnel cuts through the Continental Divide in Colorado and provides a “West Portal” you can explore. If luck is on your side, you’ll see a gigantic coal train using the tunnel to move its load. Don’t forget your camera.

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Winter Park Memorial Day Getaway to Winter Park

Enjoy your start to summer with a Winter Park Memorial Day getaway this year. Before you get to planning all the fun you’ll have, make sure to book a vacation rental home with Winter Park Escapes. When you’re not out on an adventure, prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie or relax in a private outdoor space. We have units from two bedrooms all the way up to five bedrooms for a Memorial Day reunion. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more!

Contact us today to start planning your Winter Park Memorial Day getaway!