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About Winter Park

Winter Park, CO, is one of the highest towns in the United States, with an elevation ranging from 9,100 feet (the actual town) to 12,060 feet (at the ski resort) above sea level. It is located at the southern end of the Fraser Valley in Grand County, on US 40. It is located north of Berthoud Pass from Interstate 70, the major access route to and from Denver. The valley heads north to Grand Lake (town and lake), gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Alternatively, it is possible to head north to Steamboat Springs.

Downtown Winter Park from Wikipedia

Winter Park has a permanent population of fewer than 1,000, but has many tourists across all seasons. The sub-alpine landscape of Winter Park, snow covered for about six months per year with annual snowfalls up to 400 inches, is notable for its downhill and cross-country skiing. It is home to the Winter Park Resort. In the spring and summer, Winter Park is known for mountain biking, concerts, hiking and fishing.

The Town of Winter Park has many fine restaurants and nightlife. The towns of Fraser and Granby up the Valley offer a complete slate of commercial services and retail shops. Above is a picture of the main commercial area in town in early Summer, with Deno's Restaurant in the center (for more Winter Park photos, see here).

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