Summer is in full swing in the mountains and we have everything you need to soak up the sun and spend the summer like a local! Escape the heat and chaos of the city and head up to Epic Mountain Sports in Winter Park, Colorado for some fresh mountain air and all the activities you could want right in our backyard. With so much to do around here we have compiled our 5 Favorite Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Winter Park.
1. Go for a Hike:
Wildflowers are beginning to bloom all over Winter Park which makes it prime time to go for a hike! One of our go-to spots for an early summer hike is Columbine Lake located just outside of Winter Park, you can take in awesome views of water, wildlife & wildflowers during this mellow scenic hike. There are trails for every ability level and many are accessible right from our Downtown Winter Park Shop. We sell several different types of hiking boots and trail shoes to keep your feet feeling comfortable while taking in the sights.
2. Disc Golf:
Never heard of it? It's a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. We have discs for rent at Epic Mountain Sports and are walking distance to local courses! Disc golf (also known as Frisbee Golf) is a fun low-key activity to do with friends and family. If you are traveling to Winter Park, Disc Golf would be a great way to spend time outside and adjust to the altitude!
3. Rent a Bike:
Winter Park is Mountain Bike Capital, USA and boasts 600 miles of cross country biking trails! We have bikes suitable for every trail and every ability level. Just in this season we have brand new Freeride Full Suspension bikes for those that want to hit some of the more difficult dirt trails in our area! Ask one of our bike technicians for local trail advice and they'll send you out for a ride you won't forget!
4. Enjoy a Campfire:
Camping is something locals in Winter Park look forward to every Summer. At Epic Mountain Sports we carry everything you need to enjoy a night around a campfire. We have hammocks, propane tanks, headlamps, packs, camelbacks, dry bags, bug spray and more. Whether you are camping in the backyard or the backcountry we'll set you up for camping success!
5. Hit up Happy Hour:
Locals in Winter Park love to work hard on the trails and then play hard at our favorite happy hour spots! Stop by Epic to return a bike rental, set up your next adventure or trade out your muddy biking clothes for some trendy fitness gear. Since we are located right in Downtown Winter Park we are right next to all the hot spots for après! A few of our favs include: The Ditch on 40, Deno's Mountain Bistro & The Winter Park Pub. Ask any of our personable staff for a recommendation and they will point you in the right direction!