Fraser, Colorado sits at an elevation of 8,574 feet - it was established in 1871. George Eastom laid out the town along the banks of the Fraser River, and originally named the town after himself. His name, however, didn't stick and the town was later named Fraser.
In the Fraser River Valley there are all sorts of activities to enjoy. Skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing are all fun things to do. Winter Park and SolVista Resorts are perfect for skiers and snowboarders alike. Cross-country skiers can enjoy the groomed trails located at Snow Mountain Ranch, Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort, and SolVista. The National Forest offers ungroomed trails.
Hiking and snowshoeing are a lot of fun as well. In the Arapaho National Forest there are plenty of trails, as well as in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and in Rocky Mountain National Park. Favorite trails in the Fraser Valley are the Byers Peak Trail, Columbine Lake Trail, Caribou Pass Trail, High Lonesome Trail (includes the Devil's Thumb Trail), Jim Creek Trail, Rogers Pass Trail, James Peak Trail, and the St. Louis Lake Trail.
Mountain biking is also popular. Use a trail map before you head out so you know exactly where to go ahead of time. Another option is to take a lift to the top of Winter Park Resort and ride the bike trails down. Biking is, of course, mostly a summertime activity in the mountains.