When the snow starts flying and getting deep, it’s time to strap on the snowshoes and hit the pristine and powdery trails.


Enjoy these amazing trails in any season

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 on your way 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.

March, April, and early May tend to be the best months for snowshoeing. Our best snow comes in the spring and there can often be between a four and eight foot base with bright bluebird skies. Snowshoeing in short sleeves is not uncommon, nor are some pretty serious sunburns. So lather up in sunscreen, grab your sunglasses, and your camera, and hit the snowy trail!

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. 

Be sure to watch our specials, as we often include snowshoes rentals as part of our wonderful winter specials. 

Emerald Lake Snowshoe