Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding Trails in Colorado
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Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding Trails in Colorado

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Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
0 - 13 mi
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Colorado has 32 backcountry skiing & snowboarding trails. These trails range from 0.6 to 13 miles in length. The most popular trails are Peak One Ski Resort, Porcupine Gulch Ski Resort and Saint Mary’s Glacier Ski Resort. Trails.com member Douglas J. recently completed Geneva Basin Ski Resort.
Best Trails in Colorado
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Because the old ski area is roadside, and there’s tons of below and above-treeline terrain ...
This mountain is great because it’s basically roadside. There’s a supershort approach, ...
The lower runs are easy to access and great for doing laps. If you go all the way to the ...
You’ll be setting your own skin track, but once it’s in, you’re good to go. From the summit ...
Marshall Pass is so far from roads and trailheads, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ...
My slogan for this area is, “White Pine—the ski area that should remain lost.” It’s hard ...
The snowpack here is great, and so is the skiing. But best of all is to ski at an area ...
Marble feels like a mountain town removed from time. The snow slopes above the old Marble ...
The approach is long, with lots of vertical, but the skiing on the snow slopes of Montezuma ...
Once you make the easy ascent to Little Annie Basin, doing lap after lap is easy. The ...
If you want a lost ski area you can do from town, this is it. The approach basically starts ...
It’s demoralizing that you can drive tantalizingly close to the base of the ski area, ...
Wolf Creek Pass has a short approach making for easy laps. The snow is so soft, light, ...
The main run at Coal Bank Pass isn’t steep enough for fresh powder, but it’s good for ...
The old Ironton ski area is great because it’s so close to the road and so easy to do ...
The scenery is outstanding, the snow is deep, and the descents are fun. It may be hard ...
Cuchara is a great mountain. There are endless opportunities for runs that are wide open. ...
Conquistador is great fun to ski, even though private property at the base complicates ...
There’s basically no approach. Access is easy, and the views are great. But conditions ...
You won’t have an epic day here, but it provides a nice, casual outing in the mountains ...
I had my best skiing of the season here in June 2007. The long approach is brutal, but ...
There’s tons of terrain within a relatively short distance of the trailhead. The Jones ...
St. Mary’s has great skiing conditions and a long season. The approach is super quick ...
Hidden Valley is great when there’s high avalanche danger elsewhere. It has a low enough ...
You can ski right from the summit, most of the mountain is sheltered from the wind—so ...
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