Hitch a ride to 10,000 feet high in the Colorado Rockies, then amble downhill on a Winter Park scenic chairlift ride.
- Enjoy lunch at 10,700 feet at the Lodge at Sunspot located at the top of Zephyr lift.
- The lift turns 9:30 AM to 5 PM every day from June through September, conditions permitting.
- Choose one of many hiking or biking trails – they all lead down!
- Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and afternoon storms.
The great thing about going for a hike at Winter Park in the summertime is the ascent couldn't be easier – because you can take a lift! That's right, Winter Park runs a chairlift for hikers and bikers.
At the summit, you'll enjoy high-alpine forests and meadows boasting huge patches of wildflowers and wild views. Eat lunch at the Lodge at Sunspot before heading down the mountain on any number of trails. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, water, raincoat and camera.
Zephyr Express Lift
The Zephyr lift begins in Winter Park's main base village and ascends Winter Park Mountain to an elevation of 10,700 feet. Several hiking options for all abilities all lead downhill. Bring a mountain bikes for no additional fee.
One ride costs $15 for adults and $6 for children 5 and under. A full-day package that includes alpine slide, mini golf and more costs $39 for adults and $29 for children.