Colorado Wilderness Snowshoeing
USD $99 per trip
The goal of our guided snowshoe tours is to provide a safe and educational experience not found in a guidebook. This is a great introduction to the sport of snowshoeing or to facilitate the improvement of Colorado snowshoeing skills.
The winter and spring are unique times in the mountains. The snow creates a majestic setting in the mountains and valleys. The lack of people and the stark beauty of the mountains covered in snow adds to the wilderness feel and sense of solitude found during these seasons. Our focus will be on finding the best snowshoe tours to see the beautiful array of colors that make Colorado spectacular during the winter and spring. Snowshoe distances and difficulties will be chosen based on overall group abilities and fitness levels. In addition to seeing the flora (trees and plants), there will be opportunities to hopefully see wildlife. The goal of our guided snowshoe tours is to provide a safe and educational experience not found in a guidebook. This is a great introduction to the sport of snowshoeing in Colorado or to facilitate the improvement of Colorado snowshoeing skills for intermediate and advanced snowshoe enthusiasts wanting to improve skills or test themselves.
For this guided snowshoe tour, we depart Boulder, Denver, or Estes Park in the early morning and travel through the town of Estes Park or Allenspark into Rocky Mountain National Park. We then spend approximately 4-5 hours snowshoeing to the best spots based on the desires of the groups and the weather / snow conditions. Denver departures should plan on taking an extra 2-hours roundtrip in transportation.
Age range, type of group
Included: Roundtrip transportation between Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park or Roosevelt National Forest; Drinks (hot and cold) and snacks (4-hour trips); Drinks (hot and cold), snacks, and lunch (6-8 hour trips); Education about local history / natural history and shoeshoe skill development; Library for Rocky Mountain National Park / Roosevelt National Forest flora and fauna; snowshoe and pole rentals; Extra clothing (if necessary); Avalanche beacons, shovel, probe (if necessary); Group Medical kit; Professional snowshoe guide(s)
Not included: Entrance Fee to Rocky Mountain National Park ($10 per person paid directly to park service upon entrance); Gratuities for guide (recommended gratuity is 10-20%).
Colordao Wilderness Snowshoeing
Listing # RA-1256544