Winter Park, Colorado, home of the acclaimed Winter Park Resort, is sure to become one of your favorite places on the map (that is if it isn’t already). Located close to Denver and along the continental divide, the town has no shortage of activities all year round. Winter Park’s roughly 1,000 year-round residents have discovered many reasons to love living in the town, and thousands of seasonal visitors seem to agree.
Read on for our list of five reasons people love living in Winter Park. Don’t blame us if you’ll need your own slice of Winter Park heaven by the end of this list — you can contact The Grand Mountain Group Real Estate Team with Remax Peak to Peak to help you achieve your newfound dream!
The area contains about 3,000 skiable acres for all skill levels. The runs are spread over two mountains, including Mary Jane, known for its world-class moguls and alpine bowls. There have also been almost $50 million in recent improvements to the resort. Its modern features include:
- The Coca-Cola Tubing run
- Trails on the back side of Parsenn Bowl (accessible from a new triple chair)
- Six-pack Panoramic Express lift that takes riders to the top of Parsenn Bowl
- Renovations to the Snoasis Lodge
- The new Lunch Rock Restaurant
The area is home to hundreds of miles of hiking trails for hikers. The town’s location allows access to 765,000 acres of public land, including Rocky Mountain National Park. Hikers will be wowed by various terrains, including meadows, alpine lakes, impressive mountain peaks, and waterfalls, all bursting with natural beauty and wildlife.
The hundreds of miles of trails are also great for biking. Race through the mountain air on two wheels if that’s more your speed. With so many trails, there’s something for every difficulty level. If you prefer an all-inclusive and downhill biking experiences, try Trestle Bike Park with 40 miles of trails, rentals, and food and lodging.
For those looking for a slower pace, mount up on a four-legged friend for a horseback riding adventure. Several different ranches in the area can help you enjoy the slopes of Winter Park while riding tall in the saddle. You’ll return relaxed and in awe of Colorado from this vantage point.
Maybe your kind of adventure is staying put with a rod in hand. Winter Park. Fraser, Granby and Grand Lake have you covered there as well. There is no shortage of fishing opportunities in the area with nearly 1,000 miles of rivers and streams, 1,000 acres of lakes, and 11,000 acres of reservoirs.
As you can see, opportunity for adventure abounds in Winter Park! We could go on and on. Keep reading for even more reasons you’ll love living in Winter Park.
4. Unforgettable fall foliage
If you’d rather see the sights in the comfort of your car, take a drive up Trail Ridge Road. At 12,000 feet above sea level, the road is the highest continually paved highway in the United States and is sure to provide stunning views of the fall colors on the area’s native aspen and willow trees. Or maybe sit back at one of several local craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries and take in the incredible scenery that will make you fall in love with Winter Park.
Either way, you won’t soon forget the beauty of fall in Winter Park.
5. Something for everyone
With few listings and an increasingly competitive market, you’ll need a qualified real estate professional to help you find the property that meets all your requirements. The Grand Mountain Group Real Estate Team knows the Winter Park real estate market and is ready to help you get your slice of Winter Park heaven.