Snowshoeing

You don’t have to give up your love of hiking just because Colorado's trails are blanketed in snow. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails for a vigorous and rewarding trek through the quiet, pillowy Colorado landscape.

 

A smiling boy snowshoes across a snowy trail
Snowshoeing in Beaver Creek
A group takes a break from snowshoeing to warm up with hot chocolate
Taking a hot-chocolate break during a snowshoe adventure in State Forest State Park near Walden
A lone snowshoer makes tracks in a valley with large mountains in the background
Backcountry snowshoeing near Durango
A group snowshoes through fresh powder with snow-covered mountains in the background
Snowshoeing through fresh powder in Beaver Creek
A snowshoer makes tracks past a snowy cabin in the background
Snowshoeing at the 10th Mountain Divison Jackal Hut near Leadville

Snowshoeing trails are abundant across Colorado, with some of the best trail systems located in our national parks and forests, 42 state parks and a network of dozens of Nordic centers and ranches. And it's pretty much true that if you can walk, you can snowshoe, so there's no learning curve to picking up this peaceful Colorado winter pastime.

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