Winter Trails Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails  by Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon

Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails Guide Book

by Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon (Falcon Guides)
Winter Trails Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails  by Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon
Designed for everyone, from consummate skiers and snowshoers to beginners and families, Winter Trails will lead you to the best places to snowshoe or cross-country ski in Colorado. Be it a day trip or a two-hour jaunt, you can enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of winter with these 50 carefully researched trails. Each outing includes: information about the natural landscape, distance in miles, trail difficulty, surface quality, a rundown of proper equipment and clothing suggestions, and tips on safety, navigation, and trail etiquette. It also includes: point-by-point trail directions; detailed trail maps; driving directions to trailheads; rental facilities; food and lodging information; local lore and historical facts.

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Trails from the "Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 51.

This area is the home of the illustrious 10th Mountain Division Hut System. The area surrounding the town of Leadville is historically important in the genesis of the sport of backcountry skiing in A ...
Leadville, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8.8
While Sunlight Mountain Resort has four chairlifts for downhill skiing and charges a daily fee, they also maintain just over 10 miles of backcountry cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that are ava ...
Glenwood Springs, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10-18 miles
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Established by Congress in 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is 265,727 acres of spectacular mountain scenery, including one of the most famous Colorado fourteeners—Longs Peak at 14,255 feet. In the ...
Estes Park, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 0.75-3.6 miles
Rocky Mountain National Park offers 415 square miles of untamed forests, valleys, and mountain areas for the cross-country skier and snowshoer. All are a relatively short distance from metro Denver an ...
Estes Park, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10
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The Berthoud Pass ski area was one of the first major ski resorts in Colorado, dating back to 1937. After decades of up-and-down financial problems, the popular downhill ski resort closed in 2002. The ...
Winter Park, CO - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
Boreas Pass was originally built as a wagon train road and was later used as the route for the nation’s highest-elevation narrow-gauge railroad. From 1872 to 1938 a host of specially designed locomoti ...
Breckenridge, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 7.2-13.4 miles
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Often described as the most popular area for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in all of the Front Range, the Brainard Lake area has a great variety of trails for both cross-country skiers and snow ...
Ward, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.4
While the Breckenridge area has a lot of open, free, and wild cross-country skiing and snowshoeing areas, the Breckenridge Nordic Center, with over 2,100 acres of combined trails for all ability level ...
Breckenridge, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
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The Commando Run from Vail Pass back to Vail Resort is regarded as one of the most challenging and best ski tours in Colorado. It is named for the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division soldiers, who used t ...
Vail, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 16
If you want to get a head start on the cross-country skiing or snowshoeing season, this is a great trail because it is in one of the areas that gets lots of snow early. Here you can enjoy the backco ...
Vail, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 5
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While Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte have long been well known for their ski resort and fantastic downhill/alpine skiing, the town of Crested Butte itself has developed a full system of 34 mile ...
Crested Butte, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 1.3
The Deer Creek Trail is a short, easy route for novice Nordic skiers or snowshoers who don’t want the crowds they may encounter at the Saints John or Peru Creek Trails. Located at the end of Montezum ...
Montezuma, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 6
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Less than a two-hour drive from Denver, the majestic Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is considered by many outdoor enthusiasts to be a top Nordic and snowshoeing destination, combining great cross- ...
Tabernash, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.75
Francie’s Cabin is one of three huts built by the Summit Huts Association. It has quickly become a popular destination because of its proximity to Spruce and Crystal Creeks, wonderful backcountry area ...
Breckenridge, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.4-5.5 miles
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Hartman Rocks Recreation Area is a popular year-round destination for a host of outdoor enthusiasts that include hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, ATV/motorcyclists, snowmobilers, and skiers/sh ...
Gunnison, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 11
Janet’s Cabin is one of the area’s most popular huts, partly because its trailhead is conveniently located close to the Denver metro area at Copper Mountain Resort. Nestled in the trees near the hea ...
Copper Mountain, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.6-9.2 miles
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The Keystone area has over 16 miles of groomed trails and an additional 31 miles of backcountry trails, mostly on old mining roads. The Keystone Gulch Trail is a fun route because it runs up alongside ...
Keystone, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 15
A short trail but steep enough to provide a challenging uphill hike to the lake, and then a great downhill run back to the trailhead. Rental costs are reasonable and cover the overnight stay for your ...
Fort Collins, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 7
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This is a popular trail for Nordic skiers and snowshoers in the Dillon and Silverthorne area. Because it enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, no mechanized vehicles or snowmobiles are allowed. Idea ...
Silverthorne, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
Located in the spectacularly rugged Elk Mountains, the trails stemming from the Aspen area enter into remote and difficult terrain where skills of route finding and avalanche safety and intermediate s ...
Aspen, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8
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