Hiking in Winter Park, Colorado and Grand County
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Winter Park & Grand County Hiking Trails and Information
Lace your hiking boots up and explore over 443,000 acres of potential hiking terrain in Grand County and Winter Park. From beginner hiking trails to multi-day overnight backpacking trips, Winter Park, Fraser and Grand County host a massive variety of hiking trails.
Winter Park/ Fraser / Tabernash Hiking Trails
» Byers Peak Trail
» Columbine Lake Trail
» High Lonesome Trail
Byers Peak Trail:
Directions: Drive on US Highway 40 to County Road 73 in Fraser. Take a left directly after the railroad tracks. Stay on this road which follows St. Louis Creek for 4 miles. After you pass Byers Creek Campground you will take a sharp right. You will see the sign for Byers Peak Trail. From the sign, it is about 4 miles to the trailhead.
Description: You will pass through huge stands of Spruce and Fir in this old growth forest. Expect spectacular views.
Columbine Lake Trail:
Drive on US Highway 40 to County Road 84. Turn off at the Devil's Thumb Ranch turnoff. Drive over the Fraser River and take the left fork of the road, County Road 84. Continue for about 9 miles, following signs for Meadow Creek Reservoir. Continue around the east side of the reservoir for about 3 miles until a road forking to the left is reached. Follow this road for a short distance to the Junco Lake Trailhead parking area.
Description: Hike to this stunning high mountain lake. This is a day hike filled with great views of the Fraser Valley and Winter Park.
High Lonesome Trail II:
Directions: Take US Highway 40 to the Moffat Road which is across from the Winter Park Ski Resort. Drive 15 miles to the parking lot at the top of the road. Follow an old jeep road uphill. You will pass the Indian Peaks Wilderness sign after a short hike.
Description: Soak in the panoramic views of the Continental Divide. Occasionally the trail will become faint but watch for rock cairns to guide you. The trail comes in close proximity to "Devil's Thumb".