Snowshoeing

Snowshoers making their way to Dream Lake in Tyndall Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Snowshoers making their way to Dream Lake in Tyndall Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Winter months in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park offer so many options to enjoy some of the best snowshoeing in the country! There are virtually endless miles of trail that lead to truly spectacular places. You can take it easy and snowshoe around Sprague Lake or Bear Lake, or you can head for the higher terrain, such as Sky Pond or Flattop Mountain. Either way, you will be in for a real treat!

There is nothing like being in the park when there is fresh powder, the snow is falling and you’re breaking trail to one of your favorite destinations. The peacefulness of being in the wilderness on a beautiful winter day is unmatched. It’s something one must experience for themselves.

Are you a beginner? No problem! If you can walk, you can snowshoe. You just need a good pair of waterproof boots, some moisture wicking socks (such as Smartwool) and the right clothing (no cotton). You’ll also want sunglasses and sunscreen.

Ask us about snowshoe rentals and recommendations for some great trails!

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Note: Dogs are not allowed on any of the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you have rented one of our Dog friendly cabins and plan on snowshoeing with your four legged adventurer, we have some suggestions of great hikes in the area that are dog friendly. Note that you should be aware of the dangers and other challenges dogs can face while in snow. You can download the PDF here — Doggie Hikes

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Snowshoeing near Sprague Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Snowshoeing near Sprague Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Snowshoer heading up Flattop Mountain in blizzard conditions. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Snowshoer heading up Flattop Mountain in blizzard conditions. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO