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.
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
- Horseback Rides
- Sleigh Rides
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.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Fulfill your desire to get above it all with a hot air balloon ride! Most flights are early morning, to take advantage of the best lift and tranquil weather conditions. Dress warm, it is cold up in the sky even in the summer! Contact Grand Adventures Balloon Tours at 970-887-1340 or 888-887-1340.
Pole Creek Golf Club
Listed as one of the top 50 golf courses in the nation, Pole Creek has the grandest views of the Continental Divide that you will get on any course! This summer only course is beautifully maintained and has recently expanded by another nine holes. Linger at the clubhouse to enjoy the alpenglow. Come see if your golf ball really does go farther at high altitude! Call 970-726-8847 for fees and tee times.
High Country Stampede & Rodeo
Every Saturday night in July and August there is a great little rodeo right here in Fraser! The junior rodeo kicks things off at 3 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the main performance with cowboys and cowgirls competing at calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding, bronco bustin', roping and much more. For the kids we also have mutton bustin' and the calf scramble.
The funny clown and special events make for a very fun night! You and your family can make an evening of it; come early, have dinner at the Chuck Wagon BBQ and enjoy the show. Admission tickets are available at the gate with pricing for seniors, military, adults and children. Check out their website for more information. Yee-ha!
We're famous for our tubing hills. They look tame enough until you sit at the top on your tube before your descent! Rent a tube and slide down a snow covered hill.
The Fraser Tubing Hill offers snow tubing. Call for current rates and hours of operation 970-726-5954 (winter only).
Next door to the tubing hill is the Colorado Adventure Park, which offers snow tubing, snow scoots and bike rentals. Call 970-726-5779 for information and hours of operation.