Boating opportunities abound in the mountains north of Winter Park, where three big lakes allowing motorized use are within a 45-minute drive.
- Boat rentals available at all three lakes start at about $49 an hour.
- Chartered tours leave daily in summertime and cost about $188/hour.
- Winter Park is near three big alpine lakes popular with sailors and motor boaters.
- Stocks of trout, salmon and Arctic Char attract fishermen from all over Colorado.
With easy access to three high-alpine bodies of water, Winter Park is a boating paradise. Spend an amazing summer day at each one, which allow motorized use and offer rentals and tours.
Where to go boating
Check out the one natural lake and two reservoirs near Winter Park:
- Grand Lake – Offering fantastic views, the second-largest natural lake in Colorado and its shoreline town are adjacent to Rocky Mountain NP.
- Shadow Mountain Lake – A man-made lake connected to Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain's elongated shape makes for great sailing.
- Lake Granby – The largest of the three Winter Park lakes, this reservoir features 40 magnificent miles of shoreline, huge views and plenty of Trout and Kokanee Salmon.
Guided Tours & Rentals
Find charter tours and boat rentals at all three Winter Park-area lakes. Explore the providers listed on this page for more information. Boston Whalers start at about $49/hour and pontoons at $82/hour.