Winter Trails Day - A Perfect Way to Explore RMNP by Snowshoe!

Most of you know the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park are beautiful in the summer and fall, but how many of you have experienced the enveloping peace of our favorite mountain trails when they are blanketed in snow? I often tell my children that I feel like the richest woman in the world when I'm standing in fresh snow with the sun shining - it's like I'm standing on millions of diamonds! It's moments like this - breathing the crisp air, experiencing the world in such a pure way that I feel most alive.

For the past 16 years, Estes Park has hosted the annual Winter Trails Day. This year, Winter Trails Day is on January 15 from 11 am to 3 pm. With sponsors like REI and the National Winter Trails Organization, participants will have the opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of snowshoeing. They'll have free snowshoe demonstrations, guided hikes and snow acitivites, outdoor gear displays, free giveaways, and once they feel sure footed they can head into Rocky Mountain National Park to explore the magnificent winter beauty!

Winter Trails Day also coincides with the Winter Festival in Estes Park(Jan. 14-17), an event-packed weekend that celebrates everything winter in Estes Park. From wine tastings and chili cook-offs to an interactive ice castle and carriage rides, there is something for every age. So if you want make the most of the long weekend (Martin Luther King weekend), consider staying in Estes Park - head outside, enjoy the festivities, and unwind! Visit to find out about our winter specials and snowshoe packages.