Colorado Snowshoeing Adventures

Tips for snowshoeing:

A pair of snowshoes can find you into a Colorado winter wonderland with snow-filled trees, peaceful white meadows and trails running next to frozen creeks. There are More than 20 Colorado Nordic centers, 42 state parks and 11 national parks which are a sure way to get you snowshoeing and start discovering and having a fun winter in Colorado.

Basic equipment needed for snowshoeing:

  • First layer: wool socks, top and bottom thermal underwear
  • Second layer: long-sleeved shirt or fleece jacket
  • Outside layer: Waterproof jacket, gloves or mittens, snow pants and hiking shoes or boots, wool hat, snowshoes
  • Other items: Polarized sunglasses or goggles; Camelback or other water system, ski or trekking poles; gaiters, daypack with extra socks, sunscreen, first-aid kit, camera, snacks

Snowshoe sizes:

The size of a snowshoe is dependent on weight, not only yours but what you will be packing as well.

  • 100 to 150 pounds = 20- to 22-inch snowshoe
  • 140 to 200 pounds = 25- to 26-inch snowshoe
  • 200 to 230 pounds = 30-inch snowshoe
  • 230+ pounds = 35- to 36-inch snowshoe

Remember if you can walk you can snow shoe.


Click Below for our recommended places that offer snowshoe tours and/or rent that includes:

Summit County: Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Frisco, Silverthorne & Dillon

Vail Valley: Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle & Edwards

Front Range: Denver, Boulder, Golden & Estes Park

Colorado snowshoe trails:

1 Brainard Lake
2 Lost Lake
3 Chinns Lake
4 Peaks Trail (Breckenridge to Frisco)
5 Bear Lake
6 4th of July Road to Buckingham Campground
7 Corral Creek
8 Deer Creek
9 Lily Pad Lake
10 Leavenworth Gulch to Waldorf
11 McCullough Gulch
12 Boreas Pass (from Breckenridge)
13 Keystone Gulch
14 Echo Lake
15 Frazer Meadow
16 Alberta Falls
17 Peru Creek
18 North Tenmile Creek
19 Hunkidori Mine
20 Shrine Pass

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