The Fraser River Trail runs between the town of Fraser and Winter Park, paralleling US 40 for its entire route. The trail offers lovely views of the surrounding mountains and is a great way to connect the two communities without having to ride (or walk) on the road. Along the way you might encounter wildlife, including beavers, moose, deer, coyotes, herons and other bird species.
Shuttle buses are available in Winter Park and at Fraser's Safeway if you want to walk only one way. Be sure to stop by the interesting Cozens Museum, which the trail goes right past. In addition, you can pick up another trail in Fraser and take it to the YMCA of the Rockies camp west of Tabernash off US 40.
Parking and Trail Access
Access the trail in Fraser or Winter Park. Parking is available along nearby side streets.
Frazer to Winter Park
From the North end of the newly smooth surface trail at N39.92767 W105.78871 elev 8745’, to Mid-town Winter Park N39.91753 W105.78435 elev 8800’, the trail parallels US 40 and provides unobstructed 360 degree views. It joins a Dirt Trail on the opposite ...
Bumpy ride at North end
"July 8, 2005: Started at South trailhead (Winter Park ski area, not downtown) and rode to Fraser. From the ski area through downtown Winter Park it was terrific - Tree covered, curvy, steep downhill and reasonably wide. You use the sidewalk through town ...