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Winter Adventurers' Getaway in Park County

Winter Adventurers' Getaway in Park County
3 days

In this Park County winter adventure, you'll be able to do it all! Warm up each morning with a coffee and delicious breakfast, then head outside to explore beautiful trails and scenery via snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Celebrate a day of adventure at a local brewery and tuck in for the evening at a cozy lodge. 

Sustainability Activity

How to Get Involved:

Help maintain the trails at South Park National Heritage Area. The South Park GeoTour maintenance project is an ongoing and could always use visitors' help.

Insider's Tip

Come Prepared:

Make sure to pack layers so you're prepared for snow activities, as well as your warm-up and cool-down periods. And don't forget to check restaurant schedules before you go, as some are closed in the winter or during weekdays.

Day 1
Activity

Staunton Ranch & Bulging Elk Loop Trail

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Hike this 8.8-mile moderate loop trail through Staunton State Park. You'll get views of peaks, greenery and wildlife.
Lunch

Jefferson Market

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Breakfast, burgers, fudge, tackle and supply shop, and convenience store all wrapped in one. Read More
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Jefferson Loop Trail

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Gentle switchbacks, pine and spruce trees greet you on this moderate 5.5-mile trail that circles Jefferson Lake. Climb 11,600-feet in the air as you look out at the beautiful scenery.
Dinner

Mountain River Lodge

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Scenic views overlooking Lake George. Fish the South Platte River or nearby Eleven Mile, Spinny, Tarryall or Antero Reservoirs. Pike National Forest is only a 1/4 mile away hiking, biking, horse... Read More

Insider's Tip

Grill Out:

Experience grilling in the alpine aire at Grill39, where you can order a grill kit and then make your own meal for your family. After the clean-up chill in front of the fire before you tuck in for the night.

Lodging

Mountain River Lodge

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Scenic views overlooking Lake George. Fish the South Platte River or nearby Eleven Mile, Spinny, Tarryall or Antero Reservoirs. Pike National Forest is only a 1/4 mile away hiking, biking, horse... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Bla Bla Blah Caffe

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Cappuccino and coffee, panini, salads and breakfast items in a warm atmosphere. Read More
Activity

Cross-Country Ski at 11 Mile Reservoir

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Ski across the frozen lake at 11 Mile Reservoir. The 3.4-mile moderately trafficked loop is good for all skill levels.
Lunch

Highline Cafe

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Nice people, patty melts, burgers, chicken-fried steak, cold brews and more. Read More
Activity

Snowshoe on Hack Trail

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This 5-mile winter trail is primitive that includes old logging roads and some stretches of minimal clearing.
Dinner

Salado

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Discover a twist on Southwest cuisine made with fresh ingredients. We also feature regional craft beers, signature cocktails, and local wines. Read More
Activity

South Park Brewing

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We are a brewery and taproom located in Fairplay. We are the only brewery in Park County and offer pub-style food and 10 beers on draft.

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Lodging

A Riverside Inn Hotel

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Enjoy the mountains and stay in Fairplay's newest hotel.  Located only 20 miles from Breckenridge, and 1.5 hours from Denver, or Colorado Springs.  Enjoy all the best Colorado's mountains have... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Java Moose

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World-famous beakfast burritos, pastries, bagels, paninis and more. Kick back and relax in an intimate, casual atmosphere.

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Activity

Ice Fishing at Antero Reservoir

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Drill a hole in the ice, drop your line and fish for rainbow trout, snake river cutthroat, Kokanee salmon and more.
Lunch

Cutthroat Cafe

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Mountain cafe, 50 miles southwest of Denver; family oriented, inexpensive, casual dining. Read More
Activity

Aspen Peak Cellars

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Visit Aspen Peak Cellars for a winery tour and sample our award winning wines at our beautiful tasting room. Whether you enjoy a glass of our handcrafted wine inside the winery or a bottle along... Read More

Insider's Tip

Snowshoe & Fondue at Aspen Peak Cellars:

Take a guided showshoe hike ending in a wine tasting and authentic Swiss cheese fondue. If that doesn't warm you up after a beautiful snowy hike, what will. Make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure you have a spot. Get tickets ahead of time to ensure you have a spot for the event.

Dinner

Rustic Station Restaurant

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Rustic Station serves up delicious American cuisine. We are proud to offer many house specialties. Our food is cooked to order and prepared from scratch from the freshest ingredients. We pride... Read More

Lodging

North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge

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If you're looking for a unique vacation experience with deluxe accommodations, lots of fun activities, fabulous food, an Orvis endorsed Colorado fishing lodge and true western hospitality, look no... Read More