Attractions and Activities

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? What to do?

That is the question...for there are all types of things to do year around in the Fraser River Valley, from summer Picnics in the Park, as pictured here, to the partial listing that follows.  

This is a taste of what you might enjoy. The Winter Park and Fraser Chamber has a more complete listing and further information on these activities.

Fraser is an excellent base for exploring north central Colorado. Most attractions listed are less than an hour away by car. See the Location Map page for directions to these attractions.

Collage of two pictures - family of three enjoys picnic in park, man holds up fish


We are sure we've left something out! Several companies offer snowmobiling, both guided and unguided, with trips into the national forest and up on the Continental Divide. Sleigh rides are offered by several outfitters and can be as simple as a sleigh ride through the woods, with or without hot chocolate, to an elaborate but rustic dinner sleigh ride with entertainment! Summer trail rides are a great way to enjoy the scenery and wildflowers. If you haven't done a dog sled ride you are in for a treat! It'll take hours for the smile to leave your face! Those seeking a warm weather outing can choose from several different rafting companies that will take you down the Colorado.

  • Colorado River Rafting
  • Dog Sledding
  • Hayrides
  • Horseback Rides
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Snowmobiling
Ice fisherman holds up caught fish
  1. Fly Fish
  2. Hot Air Balloons
  3. Golf
  4. High Country Stampede
  5. Tubing

Fly fishing is a favorite summertime activity. Guides recommend the Fraser River as well as St. Louis Creek, Meadow Creek Reservoir and the Colorado River. Fishing licenses are required for those ages 16 and up. Ice fishing is popular when the nearby lakes freeze. Contact Jeff Ehlert, guide and owner of Winter Park Flyfisher and Redtail Rafting at 970-726-5231.