Let us preface this blog by saying that we love all of our friends and family, but by Golly, all the friends, family, and holiday cheer is enough to drive the sanest person completely bonkers! Luckily, we live in Colorado, so all we have to do is put on our snowshoes and head outside, away from the hustle and bustle, and forget and take a break from the most wonderful time of the year.
There are many reasons to be stressed out during the holidays. Visiting family are hogging your favorite seat on the couch, or you have too much shopping and too little time, or you pulled your boss’s name for Secret Santa (good luck!), or you’re completely sleep deprived from having to deal with all of the above, then you need Outdoors Geek. We’ll hook you up with all the gear so that you can run far far away for an afternoon and explore some untouched terrain, find a little solitude, and breathe in some fresh air before you head back for more friends, family, and holiday cheer.
Freestyle snowshoeing trails in Colorado
If you just need to get away (again, we love you, family!) there are plenty of trails in Colorado for a freestyle snowshoeing adventure. Step off the crowded trails or guided treks and be at peace with your thoughts and find some holiday zen as you make fresh tracks in fresh powder.
Find a less crowded snowshoeing experience anywhere in Colorado:
- Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park
- The Colorado Trail near Denver and Durango
- Grand Mesa near Grand Junction
- Nederland just west of Boulder
- Hanging Lake Trail near Glenwood Springs
- Steamboat Springs
Snowshoe with a professional guide in Colorado
If you’re not quite ready to head out alone and choose your own adventure, you can always head to Colorado’s Nordic Center and get professional guidance and snowshoe lessons before heading out on groomed trails.
For more information on Colorado’s snowshoeing trails and adventures, click here!
Rent snowshoes and equipment in Dever
Before heading out, make sure you have the right snowshoes and equipment to keep you safe. Remember to always check with park rangers to get accurate and up-to-date weather and avalanche forecasts.
Rent your snowshoes at our Denver outdoor retail shop.