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This information is compiled to assist guests who rent our Condo at the Zephyr Mountain Lodge.  If you've arrived at this page as a result of a web search on Colorado Activities, we hope you benefit from the information.  And if you need lodging, thank you for considering us.


COZENS RANCH MUSEUM
970-726-5488

Located between Winter Park  and Fraser towns on the east side of Hwy 40.  Just 10 minutes from the Zephyr Mountain lodge by car or bike.   The Cozens Ranch Museum has many authentic artifacts that date from the settling of the region.  Savor the nostalgia of the stage coach that actually stopped at Cozens Stage Stop during its trips over the Continental Divide.

After a successful career as sheriff of Central City, CO, where he was recognized for his courage and honesty, William Zane Cozens moved with his family to the Fraser Valley in 1874.  Cozens, then 44 started a 7 year project building a family residence, a small hotel, a stage stop and the first Fraser Post Office.  These restored buildings remain today.

GRAND COUNTY MUSEUM
970-725-3939
Located in Hot Sulphur Springs about 45 minutes from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge.

GOLD MINE TOUR

Argo Gold Mine Tour
303-567-2421
Website for Argo Gold Mine
Relive 100 years of history since the 1893 gold rush.  See how gold bearing ore was processed back in the 1800's.  The Double Eagle Gold Mine is located on the Argo Gold mill site and is part of the tour.  This site is also gateway to the Argo tunnel which reached Central City 4.2 miles away [by underground, and about 30 miles by car].  The Argo Gold Mill processed over 100 million dollars of Gold Ore.  When your tour ends, you can get free gold panning instructions and the opportunity to try your luck.

The Argo Gold mine is in Idaho Springs.  To reach the Idaho Springs from Winter Park Zephyr Lodge, drive south on US40 over Berthoud Pass.  Then drive east on I70 to Idaho Springs.  Take exit 240 and head north.

PHOENIX GOLD MINE TOUR
303-567-0422
www.phoenixgoldmine.com
Visit a working gold mine.  Learn about Mining history with a seasoned Colorado hard rock miner.  The Phoenix mine has been featured in National Geographic Magazine and has been shown on National TV.  Phoenix gold mine is near Idaho Springs off I-70 [there is a map on the website] about 30 miles from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge.   A nice day's outing might include a gold mine tour and a drive up Mount Evans or a steam railroad trip.  They are all in the same general location -- 45 to 60 minutes from Winter Park Resort.

 To reach the Idaho Springs from Winter Park Zephyr Lodge, drive south on US40 over Berthoud Pass.  Then drive east on I70 to Idaho Springs.  Take exit 240.

 


THEATRE
Grand Theatre Company
970-726-5048 [local]
www.grandtheatreco.com
Located right in Winter Park about 10 minutes from the Zephyr Lodge right next to the Silver Screen Movie Theatre [see below].  Winter Park is alive with talent above and beyond skiers, mountain bikers, and anglers.  On your next visit, plan some time to catch a first class show. 

Directions:  Plays are held in the Park Place Shopping Center about 4 miles from the Zephyr Lodge [on the right hand side in downtown Winter Park].  The theatre is in the basement of of the shopping plaza.

Silver Screen Movie Theatre -- Winter Park
970-726-5390 [local]
The Winter Park Movie Theatre plays top movies.  It is located in the Park Place Shopping Center about 4 miles from the Zephyr Lodge [on the right hand side in downtown Winter Park].  The theatre is in the basement of of the shopping plaza.  The steps to the basement are in the inside corner of the building [right side of the photo] Call for show times.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
970-627-3421 [long dx]
Website for Theatre
Located in Grand Lake, about 45 minutes from the Zephyr Lodge.  Make a day's outing in Grand Lake with a little shopping and a fine dinner.  Check website for listings and times.

Mount Hollywood Cinema -- Granby
970-887-2222 [local]
The Granby Movie Theatre plays top movies and features two screens.  It is located along US 40 about 2 miles south of Granby.  The overall distance is about 18.5 mils from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge. Call for show times.

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