For many outdoors and wildlife lovers, Winter is the chance to change their hiking shoes to cross-country skis and snowshoes.
With breathtaking views and freshly fallen snow, It isn’t hard to understand why! Many Colorado State Parks offer groomed trails and exciting terrain for snow sports, surrounded by astonishing sites and peaceful wilderness.
In this post, we will go over some of the best sites in Colorado for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. So, get your winter gear ready and prepare yourself for a chilling adventure.
Where To Go Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing:
- Steamboat Lake State Park: This park is one of the most popular destinations to explore by cross-country skis and snowshoes. It is an excellent option if you are seeking peaceful trails, as Placer Cove and the Sunrise Vista Campground are zoned “non-motorized” in winter and feature a network of groomed ski trails.
- Sylvan Lake State Park: Trek around the lake or through the park and experience the winter solitude. Miles of peaceful beauty will heal your soul as you enjoy the pristine beauty of Sylvan Lake. No better place to practice your cross-country skiing or snowshoeing skills.
- Mancos State Park: If you are looking for a nice day of winter outdoor activity, Mancos State Park offers a 5.5 miles of non-motorized trails inside the park and miles of Forest Service Trails. Get the feeling you have the trails all for yourself and enjoy the peaceful silence.
- Vega State Park: Come with your family to Vega State Park and be one of the first to try the new 2.3- mile cross-country ski trail! The variable terrain makes these loops fun for the whole family. The trails are groomed when conditions allow.
- Forest State Park: Begin your trek right from the Moose Visitor Center, where there is a 6-mile groomed trail that runs along the banks of the Michigan River. Other trails in the park offer intermediate and strenuous routes.
Find a pristine trail this winter and trek through the winter wonderland in your favorite way! Whether it’s Snowshoes or Skis, these popular destinations will be the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite winter sport!