Colorado Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

Snowshoe to Lake Helene

When summer is gone and the trails are covered with snow you don't have to put away your hiking boots & daypack. With the addition of winter clothing, a pair of snowshoes and a set of poles, you can enjoy Colorado Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park throughout the winter season.  The advent of smaller, lighter snowshoes makes this is one of the fastest growing sports in America. 

Looking for the unusual?  Try a ranger guided Full Moon Walk in Rocky Mountain National Park on the nights of the winter full moons.

This winter sport has no expensive lessons, lift tickets, or lift lines, and most people can get the hang of it with very little practice! Many weekends you will have the trail almost to yourself to enjoy the solitude and beauty surrounding you.  Many of the lodges below offer snowshoe checkout.

OR go to a snowshoe rental shop in town and rent a pair for about $10 a day. The Bear Lake area is a perfect place to start with its short lake hikes. Dress for the cold and remember that for most people, a short, easy summer hike (Emerald lake) is a moderate snowshoe hike. View the Bear Lake/Glacier Gorge Trails - all easily accessible from Bear Lake Road which is kept open in the winter.

For a list of great snowshoeing trails and suggestions for where to go, visit Rocky Mountain National Park winter trails.

On the West Side of the Park, Rangers lead Beginner (Saturday 1p) and Intermediate (Sunday 1p) 2 hour Snowshoe tours from the Kawuneeche Visitor Center.  Reservations required no more than 7 days in advance (970-627-3471 from 8-4:30 daily).

Welcome to the very romantic world of Della Terra. We offer 14 luxury suites with fireplaces, waterfalls, large soaking bathtubs, private balconies w/ hot tubs, spa facilities, & much more.  If you're coming to enjoy winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing, please call us for your winter fun in the park specials.  Della Terra Mountain Chateau Details

Winter Online Chateau Special
3501 Fall River Rd
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.4037325 -105.5871953
9095

Stay two nights, get the third night free! Hot tub cabins and cozy cottages all with a beautiful mountain view. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife. Close to everything. Don't ski? Come see Estes Park!  Lazy R Cottages Details

Call for additional specials.
891 Moraine Avenue
Estes-Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3652503 -105.5438894
9007

Stay two nights, get the third night free (October 15 through May 21). Hot tub units, Jacuzzi suites, riverside condos. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife, great views. Come see the beauty of Estes Park in winter!  Fawn Valley Inn Details

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2760 Fall River Road
Estes-Park
CO
80517
USA
40.398998 -105.574332
9003

Nestled between the cool clear waters of Fall River & the granite peak of Old Man Mountain, Streamside is one of Rocky Mountains' most unique resorts. Nineteen luxury cabin-suites are located well off the road among seventeen acres of pine and aspen, perfect for relaxing after your hiking, snowshoeing, or back-country skiing adventures.  Streamside on Fall River Details

See Lodging Specials at: www.StreamsideOnFallRiver.com/SS-Packages.HTML
1260 Fall River Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.381347 -105.54465
8928

Stay two nights, get the third night free! Hot tub cabins and cozy suites right in the trees. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife. Hike from your front door. Free snowshoe rental. Don't ski? Come see Estes Park!  Timber Creek Chalets Details

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2115 Fall River Rd
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.392757 -105.561862
9011

Tucked away next to RMNP, and only 3 m. from Estes Park, is our quiet piece of paradise.  Call us for our winter 2014-2015 specials.  Valhalla Resort Details

Snowshoe Experience
2185 Eagle Cliff Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3580772 -105.5632562
8985

Our outdoor adventure company and full, pro-line flyshop offer guided day hikes, Longs Peak trips, backpacking, fly fishing, horseback/fly fishing, and llama pack trips, as well as snowshoeing trips in winter.  We are family owned and operated.

Year-round guided trips with friendly, knowledgeable guides
230 E. Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park,
CO
80517
USA
40.3767622 -105.5205195
9295

Estes Park cabins, homes, rooms, and suites bordering Rocky Mountain National Park! Enjoy wood-burning fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens with a hot tub on-site. Free Wi-Fi, dog friendly lodging (w/ conditions). Spectacular views and great wildlife watching! Easy access to hiking, snowshoeing, back-country skiing! The perfect place for your mountain getaway!  McGregor Mountain Lodge Details

Cabins bordering Rocky Mountain National Park!
2815 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.400602 -105.575379
9089

Cuddle up for a quiet fireside getaway. Venture forth on a snowshoe trek. Go sledding in the mountains. Watch the elk, deer and bighorn sheep that move down into our neighborhood in the wintertime. Browse the shops in town. Click the gotroom? icon above to see great off-season rates for cottages, suites and vacation homes on the river bordering Rocky Mountain National Park.  Castle Mountain Lodge on Fall River Details

Click on our website to see SPECIALS for the time you're coming
1520 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.383069 -105.550332
8967

Fall River provides a beautiful backdrop for our lodging resort. After your hiking, snowshoeing or back-country skiing adventure, spend an intimate evening in a luxurious Spa Suite or relax in a spacious 1 Bedroom Suite. Enjoy sounds of the river from your private cabin/condo deck. All the conveniences of home in each suite.  Boulder Brook on Fall River Details

1900 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.386923 -105.557371
8915

Combine Snowshoeing and a SnowCat ride!  Estes Park's only Private SnowCat Adventure!  Scenic groomed trails in breathtaking backcountry near panoramic Twin Sisters Mountain.  Extend your stay and experience our private mountain lodge as home base.  Customize for any adventure appetite - daylight, moonlight, or overnight!  Meals can be included with your package - we have it all, just ask!

Experience Winter in Panoramic Backcountry While Staying Warm & Comfortable
5229 Little Valley Dr.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.303692 -105.493296
9701

Near the East Entrance to RMNP, Rams Horn Village Resort's two-bedroom, two-bath homes are cozy, yet plush.
Oct 23 to Nov 25, 2014 : buy 1 night, receive the 2nd night for 50% off.  
Dec 1-23, 2014 : Buy two nights and receive the third night for free! 
 Rams Horn Village Resort Details

Estes Park's Premiere Family Getaway
1565 Colorado Highway 66
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3630147 -105.5502296
9280

Kaiyote Tours

Birds & Adventure - Hiking, Backpacking, Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

PO Box 4301
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
9760

Estes Park Mountain Shop

All Your Mountain Adventures Under One Roof: hiking, rock climbing, fishing, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and more...

2050 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
9718

Footpaths of the World

One- to Three-Day guided snowshoeing trips!

790 Moraine Ave
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3661893 -105.5381069
9754

Watch a 2 minute snowshoe video:

 

 

 Once you are ready to get out and enjoy winter, check with RMNP for up to date snowshoe trail information 970-586-1206.