Things to do in Woodland Park

Located just a short drive away from Mountain River Lodge, Woodland Park, Colorado offers a picturesque setting for you and your family. No matter what activities you’re interested in, Woodland Park has enough to offer that you won’t ever have to worry about running out of things to do. With spectacular views of Pikes Peak and thick, lush trees of spruce, pine, and aspen, the beauty of Woodland Park stretches as far as the eye can see.


Woodland Park Activities


  • Hiking: If you love the outdoors, Woodland Park offers stunning hiking trails for all abilities. From Rainbow Gulch to Rampart Reservoir; from Red Rocks to Catamount, we guarantee you’ll be able to find the trail that strikes your fancy. Whether you want to go for a leisurely walk with your family or test yourself on a more difficult trail and enjoy the sweeping landscape, world-class hiking trails are just a stone’s throw away wherever you look.


  • Golf: Woodland Park Shining Mountain is a gorgeous 18-hole course about 2 miles away from Woodland Park. With a course rating of 71.6 and stunning views, you’ll get more than your money’s worth. It’s a perfect space for you to catch up with old friends and plan that getaway you’ve worked so hard for.


  • Fishing: Manitou Lake, Rampart Reservoir, and the South Platte River are among the premier fishing streams in the state. The South Platte River is one of the best spots for catching high-quality trophy trout in the country; home to a stretch of water known as the Dream Stream, the South Platte is the perfect place to catch up with old friends or take your family on their first big fishing trip. After you’re done fishing for the day, take your catch back to Mountain River Lodge and fire up the grill for a delicious meal under the stars. Our custom amenities are designed with your comfort in mind—between the stunning scenery and the patio where you’ll enjoy your meal, you’ll feel right at home.


  • Dining: Looking for a night out with family or friends? There’s a host of terrific family-style and upscale restaurants for you to choose from in Woodland Park. Local favorites include Joanie’s Bakery and Delicatessen, and The Pantry; you’d be hard-pressed to find better food and customer service than they provide. There are also several local breweries for you to unwind at after a long day exploring the outdoors.