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In April I visited a community in Colorado named Winter Park. We traveled up to a skiing resort (and summer playground) called the Winter Park Resort. It was closed for the month (between Winter and Spring season) so we wandered around the numerous shops and came upon a bridge covered with snow. I stood on the bridge and took some pictures, managing to include the gondolas used for skiing as well as a small lively creek.
Winter Park resides in the central Rocky Mountains 69 miles northwest of Denver, on Highway 40. The elevation downtown is at 9,100 and the highest point in this town is at Winter Park resort at 12,060. The resort itself averages 350 inches of snow per year. In the winter time it is a skier's paradise and in the summer there are trails for hiking, biking, as well as horseback riding. It truly is a vacationer's paradise once you acclimate to the high altitudes! Winter Park began as a Construction Camp at the west entrance of a highway Tunnel called the Moffat Tunnel.
There is access to the Rocky Mountain National Park and the community is also close to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. National parks encompass over 1.5 million acres of land nearby and north of this community up to the Wyoming border.
The area also has an active theatre and arts community which helps to enrich the experience of visiting and living there! A perfect spot for a vacation!
June 9th, 2013
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