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Chicago Lakes Trail

Snowshoeing the Chicago Lakes Trail in the winter provides a greater sense of solitude.  This is also a wonderful summer trail that’s just an hour drive from Denver. Trailhead: Echo Lake Lodge Activities: Hiking, Camping, Skiing, Snowshoeing Closest City / Town: Idaho Springs, Colorado Driving Directions: From I-70, head west towards Idaho Springs. Get off on Highway …

Winter Camping Gear Checklist for Colorado’s Extremes

Today is my lucky day!  My father-in-law just handed down not just one but two 1975 North Face Oval Intention tents – pure nostalgia!!!  I set one of them up, and the dang thing is in near perfect condition.  This all comes at a straight money time; I’m taking two of my best friends snow …

Hell’s Hole Trail

Traveling along West Chicago Creek for the first mile, the Hell’s Hole Trail trail climbs at a steady pace through a large grove of aspen trees and then ultimately up to Hell’s Hole.  Winter, spring, summer, or fall, this is a classic Colorado hike. Trailhead: Hell’s Hole Trailhead Activities: Hiking, Skiing, and Snowshoeing (plus camping at …

Skiing: [skee-ing]

noun 1. the act or sport of gliding on skis. Skiing in Colorado Skiing has a history of almost five millennia. Although modern skiing has evolved from beginnings in Scandinavia, it may have been practiced more than 100 centuries ago in what is now China.  This is according to an interpretation of ancient Chinese paintings. The word “ski” is one of a handful of …

Tips For Hiking To Snowmass Lake

When looking for a hike in Colorado, you have limitless options. In some cases, such as when you’re staying in Boulder, you can simply walk out of town and find a trail that can take you up into rocky hills and cliff formations for a few hours. In other cases, you’ll need to do more …

Win a 2018 Colorado Calendar!

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Savor Early Winter on the Burning Bear Trail

The Burning Bear Trail provides relative solitude just one hour from Denver.  Enjoy the best that Colorado’s winter has to offer!  Note that you can hike this trail in the summer, as well. Trailhead: Geneva Creek Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Camping Closest City / Town: Grant, Colorado Driving Directions: From Denver, drive southwest on US 285 approximately 40 …

Brainard Lake Trails (Ski and Snowshoe)

The Brainard Lake Trails are easily some of our favorite winter trails in Colorado.  Here’s more info to help you on your journey. Trailhead: Brainard Gateway Trailhead Parking at the Brainard Gateway Trailhead is free year round. For those traveling further west during the summer operating season (typically mid June through late October) Brainard Lake …

The Best Snowshoeing Trails Near Denver

Top 6 Snowshoeing Trails Close to Denver Winter is a spectacular time to visit Colorado’s wilderness. With a little bit of preparation, many exciting activities await you. Be sure to layer up with insulating, waterproof clothing, wear sunglasses, use sunscreen, and carry plenty of water.  Make it your New Year’s resolution to snowshoe at least …

Find Yourself on the Lost Lake Trail

The Lost Lake Trail can be enjoyed anytime during the year, but we recommend visiting during the winter to avoid the extensive summer crowds. Trailhead: Hessie Trailhead Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Skiing, Snowshoeing Closest City / Town: Nederland, Colorado Driving Directions: From the Peak-to-Peak Highway (Highway 119/72), turn west on County Road 130, located just south of Nederland town …
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