Best Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Colorado

This list represents the most popular backcountry skiing & snowboarding in Colorado. Use this list to plan your next Colorado backcountry skiing & snowboarding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

This second hike in the Holy Cross Wilderness is a challenging pilgrimage to the summit ...
Quandary Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River ...
This beautiful mountain valley is close to Denver and doesn’t require a drive over Berthoud ...
The huge granite dome called Buffalo Mountain towers above Dillon Reservoir and the towns ...
Longs Peak Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County and Boulder County, Colorado. ...
Humboldt Peak is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains approximately 10 miles southwest ...
Cuchara is a great mountain. There are endless opportunities for runs that are wide open. ...
St. Mary’s has great skiing conditions and a long season. The approach is super quick ...
There’s basically no approach. Access is easy, and the views are great. But conditions ...
Conquistador is great fun to ski, even though private property at the base complicates ...
Because the old ski area is roadside, and there’s tons of below and above-treeline terrain ...
I had my best skiing of the season here in June 2007. The long approach is brutal, but ...
Baker Mountain is tons of fun. The approach is easy, the summit is exhilarating with its ...
This mountain is great because it’s basically roadside. There’s a supershort approach, ...
You can ski right from the summit, most of the mountain is sheltered from the wind—so ...
Marble feels like a mountain town removed from time. The snow slopes above the old Marble ...
The lower runs are easy to access and great for doing laps. If you go all the way to the ...
The scenery is outstanding, the snow is deep, and the descents are fun. It may be hard ...
It’s demoralizing that you can drive tantalizingly close to the base of the ski area, ...
Hidden Valley is great when there’s high avalanche danger elsewhere. It has a low enough ...
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