Things to Do in Woodland Park and Surrounding Areas.
Woodland Park and its surrounding areas can be accurately defined as a true "Rocky Mountain Playground" with year-around activities for young and old. Enjoy comfortable summers and mild winters. With over 300 days of sunshine, the region is ideal for year-around outdoor adventures. Surrounded by unspoiled wilderness, nestled among one million acres of Pikes Peak, is a pristine mountain community like no other. A recreational and scenic treasure. A small town with charm and friendliness. It's your perfect mountain hideaway.
Summer recreational activities include hiking, back-packing, camping, cycling, four-wheeling, horseback-riding, picnicking, rodeos, canoeing, boating, fishing, gold panning, golfing, hunting, kayaking, photography, rock climbing and much much more.
Winter fun also abounds in the region, with such varied activities as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, tubing and sledding.
Woodland Park is the scenic gateway to most of the Colorado ski slopes. U.S. Highway 24 through Woodland Park is the most direct and most beautiful route to Breckenridge - and beyond to Dillon, Copper Mountain, and Vail. Or you can head west directly to Monarch, Purgatory, Telluride and Wolf Creek.
Outdoor recreation is a top priority for residents and visitors to Teller County. Favorite activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, ATV riding, and much more.
You will find outstanding Fly fishing in Deckers. The South Platte River flows below Cheeseman Canyon through Deckers. It is a world-class fishing area, featuring access points along a 20-mile stretch of river. Another outstanding fly fishing area is 11 Mile Canyon. Year-round, anglers can catch a mixed bag of rainbows, cuttbows (rainbow and cutthroat hybrids), and browns averaging 13 to 17 inches and occasional fish over 20 inches. (11 Mile Fly Fishing Report)
Hunting in Teller County offers many possibilities. You'll find elk, mule deer, black bear, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, mountain lion, Merriam's turkey, predators like coyotes & fox, and small game such as prairie dogs, pine squirrels,and rabbits. While hubby is out hunting, you can come and enjoy a warm relaxing day at the lodge, cabin or RV Park.
Surrounded by the Pikes Peak National Forest and home to Colorado's Mueller State Park, Teller County offers a large number of year round sports and recreational opportunities including:
- Mountain Biking
- The Best Places to view Fall leaves
- Horseback Riding
- Guest & Dude Ranches
- Family & Youth Camps
- Rock Climbing
- ATV & Dirt Bike Trails
- Wildlife Watching
- Ice Hockey
- and so much more...
Content provided by:
The Teller County Vacation & Visitors Bureau