Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park is the ideal destination for an outdoorsy vacation, nestled in the Rocky Mountains just 90 miles west of Denver. Stay with Inspirato at Olympia, a rustic mountain home just an 8-minute drive from Winter Park Resort. Enjoy mountain views everywhere you turn—from the large windows in the spacious great room to the hot tub and outdoor deck.

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Gateway to Rocky Mountain Skiing and Hiking

Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains less than two hours from Denver, Winter Park is the perfect outdoorsy escape. Surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest and three wilderness areas, Winter Park is home to the longest continually operated ski resort in the entire state. This year-round destination also offers mild temperatures in the summer for those looking for a respite from the heat for hiking and mountain biking. The less-frequented west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is a short drive away, as is Lake Granby, the third-largest body of water in the state, known among fly fishermen for its abundance of trout and salmon.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Average temperature:
    75°F in summer; 30°F in winter
  • Peak season
    Winter and summer
  • Elevation
    7,935 feet
  • Car recommended?
    Yes

Destination Highlights


  • Winter Park Resort

    One of the oldest ski resorts in the country, Winter Park offers plenty of advanced terrain for skiers and snowboarders, plus tubing and snowshoeing. Come summer, hiking, gondola rides, and sunset yoga are popular activities.

  • Lake Granby

    Sitting on the iconic Colorado River, Lake Granby has a whopping 40 miles of forested shoreline to explore. Popular with fishermen and boaters year-round, the lake offers three boat launches and a sandy swimming beach.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    The popular Rocky Mountain National Park is only a 45-minute drive from Winter Park. The western entrance is the park’s best-kept secret and offers access to breathtaking scenery with generally fewer crowds than the eastern entrance.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Granby/Winter Park Vacation

    Like most Rocky Mountain towns, Winter Park is cold in the winter and mildly warm in the summer—an elevation of 8,000 to 9,000 feet keeps the highs typically in the mid- to upper-70s. Winters are snowy and cold, which is why locals and visitors alike flock to the area for skiing and snowboarding. While highs are usually around 30°F in the winter, it gets very cold at night, often down to single digits.

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Map of Granby/Winter Park

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