Year Around Activities at Winter Park
Winter Park offers many opportunities for adventure and sightseeing throughout the year. Once an unincorporated community with only a gas station, motel and a restaurant, Winter Park has grown into one of the top attraction areas in Colorado that offers every winter sport imaginable, tours, historical sights, winter and summer adventures as well as a great selection of lodging, shopping and dining areas.
Downtown Winter Park will provide you a day of shopping with numerous shops, dining in a large mix of restaurants and a town park that provides on-going music festivals that attract many visitors. If you're shopping for Indian art, Western attire, Southwester jewelry, books or paintings, the downtown area will provide the opportunity as well as offering shops for gifts, souvenirs and t-shirts. The downtown area provides over 30 restaurants with a selection of casual dining, pizza, or carry out food to take and enjoy where you want to.
Enjoy a taste of the great outdoors while traveling through the Colorado high country on mountain bike, horseback, or by hiking. Enjoy the beauty that Colorado offers while maybe being able to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that also enjoys the area. Head out the next day and enjoy an exciting rafting excursion through the Colorado rivers with a large selection of rafting companies offering their expert staff to take you on your trip.
Enjoy an afternoon that offers a feel for the real West as you climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon or stagecoach. If you'd prefer the birds-eye view of Winter Park, catch one of the balloon rides that take you above it all for relaxation and some of the most spectacular scenery around.
The Drowsy Water Ranch is one of the most exciting places for individuals and families to visit. This is a famous Vail dude ranch with great horseback riding, fantastic meals and quality accommodations. The Drowsy Water Ranch offers a number of children programs, entertainment and a swimming pool. You'll enjoy the 600-acre ranch in this mountain valley that provides authentic western vacations. Upon your arrival to the Drowsy Water Ranch in Vail, you'll receive the down home hospitality that has become well known on dude ranches. Wander through the barn, work sheds and stables or just hang out at the corrals.
Families can enjoy the fishing pond, swimming pool, and game area while the kids enjoy the children's playground. Guests will gather at the Main Lodge where the door is always open and the coffee is always hot and fresh. The lodge serves as a great gathering place for card, or a relaxing spot to enjoy a book you found in the library. Enjoy an afternoon of meeting and getting to know the other guests at the ranch. Don't worry if you don't have much experience, if any, with the wide-open country, you'll still fit in and enjoy your time on the ranch. The Drowsy Water Ranch is family owned and operated and has served for over 70 years as a great vacation getaway for many people.