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A Guide to the Most Popular Things to Do at Byers Peak

The options for hiking and outdoor exploration in the area surrounding Winter Park are endless. And, thats not an exaggeration! One of those places is the Byers Peak Wilderness, located in the Arapaho National Forest. Just west of Winter Park and Fraser, Byers Peak offers adventurous spirits plenty of ground to explore. Heres what youll find there! It's easy to live a vibrant, active lifestyle in Winter Park no matter the season. With fantastic activities year-round, you can lead the life you want to lead right here. So, when it comes time to make the switch to the mountain lifestyle, let Real Estate of Winter Park lead the way! Our team will work with you to find your mountain dream home!

Byers Peak

Byers Peak Wilderness covers over 8,900 acres of Colorado landscape. Situated in the much larger Arapaho National Forest, Byers Peak stands at a towering 12,804 feet talland can be easily be seen from nearby towns like Winter Park. Byers Peak Wilderness was named after William N. Byers, who founded Rocky Mountain News, Colorados first newspaper.

Hiking Trails

Byers Peak Trail

This trail is very popular and measures just over nine miles long. The trail is rated Hard, so come prepared and know your personal limits! Hikers will climb nearly 3,000 feet on the way. However, the view from the top is incredible and well worth the hike. Enjoy a stunning view of Byers Peak Wilderness and the Arapaho National Forest!

Keyser Creek Trail

If youre coming from the western side of the peak, take Keyser Creek trail to the summit. Whilethis trail is much shorter (5.8 miles from the trailhead to the summit), it is more scenic.

The Wilderness

Byers Peak is the highest peak in the Byers Peak Wilderness, According to the USDA Forest Service, the area is home to two glacial lakes, and plenty of wildlife species including elk, bear, and moose. Campsites are available at the Byers Creek Campground.


If youre leaving from Winter Park, stop by Epic Mountain Sports for any last minute needs. Youll find an excellent selection of hiking equipment here! If you mountain bike or ski, its a great place for rentals and gear, too. Ready to explore Byers Peak Wilderness? Grab your gear and head to Arapaho National Forest entrance in the Sulphur Ranger District at 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO 80446. For more information on weather and accessibility, make sure you call the Sulphur Ranger District at (970) 887-4100.

Enjoy Year-Round Fun When You Live in Winter Park

Winter Park is more than justa great place to visit on your next ski trip. Its a beautiful, welcoming Colorado mountain town that offers plenty of things to do, no matter the season. The team at Real Estate of Winter Parkwill help youfind the best housing in Winter Park and Grand County. Whether you need a cozy condo or a spacious house, well lead you to the perfect home. Youll love living here, too! World-class skiing, mountain biking, exciting music festivals, and much more; theyre all a part of life here in Winter Park.Browse our selection of propertiesand see for yourself the kind of mountain dream home that could be yours. Contact Real Estate of Winter Park today to get the ball rolling on your search for a mountain dream home.

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