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10 Things Locals Don’t Want You to Know!

1. Powder days are overrated…Just stay home. Who really wants to carve fresh lines while floating on a layer of fresh powder anyway? I’d rather be changing bedpans or doing CrossFit, than knee deep in powder! 2. The Vintage Lot is the BEST place to park and party! It is totally worth the $22/day $15/half-day! Who likes free parking anyway? Plus, you GET to ride the cabriolet, FO-FREE! #Privileged 3....

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Escape to Winter Park

So you’ve hit a wall. There is nothing worse than getting stuck in the daily grind of work, school, holidays, blah, blah, blah… You’re itching to travel, get away from it all, reclaim your sanity, but you’re not sure where to go? Make Winter Park Your NEXT Escape! Here are 11 reasons your sanity NEEDs YOU to Escape to Winter Park, Colorado! ONLY – 67 Miles from Denver. Don’t want...

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The Mountains Are Calling… Lone Eagle Peak Backpacking Trip

If you’re in search of a fall backpacking Colorado trip, here it is! Lone Eagle Peak. This past weekend three of us grabbed our packs and left for the trailhead for a backpacking adventure we are still recovering from! The Adventures of Lone Eagle Peak Backpacking Trip (14.8+ miles round-trip) Where It All Began: We met at 8:00 am in Fraser and stopped by Sharky’s to “fill our tanks” with...

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Explore Grand!

About HTA? Grand County Colorado is home to hundreds of miles of trails to explore and discover on foot, bike, ATV, snowmobile, or even by horse. With so many options it can be hard to figure out where to go, when to go, and what the conditions are. That’s where Headwaters Trails Alliance comes in.   Headwaters Trails Alliance is a nonprofit organization in 1988 and officially established in 1996 to...

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Elk Bugling for Beginners

It is that time of year again. The time when the aspen trees begin to turn and bull elk begin to bugle. Listening to an elk bugling “live” is an amazing experience. The range of pitches a bull elk can reach and the raw power of their calls will astound you and give you chills. We definitely encourage you to add, “listening to an elk bugle” to your personal bucket list. Perhaps the...

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Top Fall Hike!

If you’re looking for the perfect fall hike Columbine Lake a great option! On this hike you enjoy limited elevation gain, stunning views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, late blooming wildflowers, and of course the teal blue of the clear mountain lake. To prepare: Bring layers, food, water (or water purification tools), a camera, and a credit card for the fee station if you plan on hiking between Memorial day and September...

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Visit on a Dime

Your Unofficial Guide to all things Winter Park and the Fraser Valley Winter Park, Colorado is a great location to add to your travel bucket list. Don’t let the fear of finances hold you back from experiencing this amazing destination. Here are tips to help you keep your vacation affordable and Visit Winter Park for Cheap! Winter Park, Colorado Lodging: Camp – There are tons of places in the area...

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Romantic Winter Park Date Night Ideas

  Do you remember the last time you went on a date with your significant other? If not, you’re overdue so plan a date when you Visit Winter Park, Colorado. If you’re in need of some Winter Park date night ideas we’ve got you covered, (we’ve even got childcare covered)! Here is a list of options for date nights ranging from happy hour to a fun-filled night out on the...

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Restaurants Winter Park | Fraser | Tabernash | Colorado

Restaurants Winter Park, Colorado Here’s an insider’s guide to delicious dining and some of the hottest places to eat in Winter Park, Fraser, and Tabernash, Colorado! Enjoy! Breakfast Winter Park, Colorado: Sharky’s:  This Fraser Favorite serves locals and visitors alike. If you’re up early, you’ll see ski patrol and lift ops flock to this unique eatery on their way to the slopes. Call ahead for takeout or grab a seat and...

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Visit Winter Park Tips

Tips When Visiting Winter Park: Wear Sunscreen –Winter Park Colorado is 9,052 feet above sea level and that means it is 9,052 feet closer to the sun. To protect yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful rays we recommend wearing sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF. Eye protection – Sunglasses and hats are lifesavers when it comes to protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Wear them,...

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