Winter Park, Colo., Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain Park


A hopping ski town in winter, this full-service stop at the south end of the Fraser Valley is an excellent place to stock up on essentials for camping and cabin life. It also offers every type of cuisine you might want, as well as year-round activities and events.

Ride into the Sky on a Hot Air Balloon

See the photo above for proof that Grand Adventure Balloon’s trips are worthwhile.

Ski or Pedal the Slopes in Winter Park

The adjoining Winter Park and Mary Jane resorts are known for their intermediate and mogul runs, respectively, and the mountain biking in summer is four-star, too.

Devour Some Tasty BBQ at Winter Park Restaurants

After a hard day outdoors, treat yourself to a full slab of tangy goodness at Smokin’ Moe’s Ribhouse in Cooper Creek Square downtown.

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