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Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. The permanent population was 999 at the 2010 census, although with 2,572 housing units within the town limits the seasonal population can be much higher.It is home to the Winter Park Resort, a ski resort owned by the City and County of Denver and managed by Intrawest. The town and resort are served by the Winter Park Express ski train run by Amtrak.Although the town center is at about above sea level, Winter Park, using administrative boundaries as a measure, became the highest incorporated town in the United States after the July 2006 annexation of 5214acre of Winter Park Resort to allow new on-mountain improvements. This claim is disputed since Winter Park has no residences above 9550ft, while contiguous residential neighborhoods in Leadville, Colorado, extend to 10360ft and in Alma, Colorado, to 11680ft, and Alma's town center is at 10361ft. The area also has cross-country skiing opportunities, including Devil's Thumb Ranch. In the spring and summer, Winter Park is known for mountain biking, concerts, hiking, and fishing.GeographyWinter Park is located in southeastern Grand County at, at the southern end of the Fraser Valley. It is bordered to the north by the town of Fraser. U.S. Route 40 passes through the town, leading south and east over Berthoud Pass to Denver and northwest to Granby.Use our United States tour builder app to arrange the details of your trip to Winter Park and other destinations.
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