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Sulphur Ranger District offices are on the west side of Highway 40 just south of Granby (approximately 14 1/2 miles from Fraser). The telephone number is 970-887-4100. Topographical maps may be purchased at the ranger office which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for weekend hours in the summer.
Fishing ponds stocked and maintained by the Lions Club are located directly south of the Safeway grocery store in Fraser. There is no fee; children under 16 years can fish without a license, but those older must purchase a license. They are sold at Safeway and at Winter Park Fly Fisher, both on Highway 40 in Fraser. Visit the Winter Park Fly Fisher website for online license purchase and to learn about fishing guides or call them at 970-726-5231.
It varies, however, a recent report from Union Pacific, which owns this portion of the railroad, shows there are approximately six freight trains at night, five freight trains in the day and two Amtrak passenger trains daily, for an approximate total of 13 trains per day. Trains are required by law to sound their horn at grade crossings. The two Amtrak trains constitute the California Zephyr route. Train #5 is westbound from Chicago to Emeryville (San Francisco) and train #6 is eastbound from Emeryville (San Francisco) to Chicago. The remainder or the trains are mixed merchandise trains, some coal trains and the occasional track repair train. Often, in summer months, you may see a privately owned car attached to the end of one of the Amtrak trains - some are quite elaborate and remind us of the glory days of travel by train.
A Denver tradition for generations, the Ski Train was America's largest, scheduled passenger train. It carried passengers from Denver through the peaks of the Rockies for day trips to Winter Park - in summer for mountain biking, hiking and sightseeing; in winter for skiing and sightseeing. However, the Ski Train was sold to a Canadian concern. Its last run to the Winter Park Ski Resort was in 2009. Since 2016, Amtrak has partnered with Winter Park Ski Resort to run a ski train on select weekends during the months with the best snow. The ski train originates at Denver's Union Station, takes passengers directly to the siding at the Winter Park Ski Resort, turns around in Tabernash (just four miles north of Fraser) and waits at the siding in Fraser until the end of the day when it returns to the ski resort to pick up its passengers for the return trip to Denver. For more information, contact us at 970-726-5491.