Winter Activities in the Rocky Mountains

Cross-country skier in the forest in winter

300 days of sunshine a year, no crowds, snow play areas, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing are just a start to fun activities during wintertime

Dream Lake in the Winter. Photo by Erik Stensland

19 Things to Do in Winter in the Rocky Mountains

Of course you can ski, snowmobile and snowshoe. But have you seen the ice sculptures, tried ski biking, or skijoring? And don’t miss the festivals. Read More...

Overlooking the Glacier Gorge on a crisp, still winter day while snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

3 Wintertime Blunders in Rocky Mountain National Park

My husband and I headed to Rocky Mountain National Park for a weekend of winter fun. I thought I was super prepared. But, the weekend was an education. Read More...

Snow tubing at Copper Mountain.

Family Adventures Begin at Copper Mountain

Find endless options for family fun at Copper Mountain. Read More...

Emerald Lake Trailhead in Winter

First-time Snowshoeing Adventure

If you can walk, you can snowshoe. This adventure is easily done by all ages and abilities including families with young children. Read More...

Mother and baby going on a winter hike

Free Guided Hikes on New Year’s Day

On January 1, 2015 Colorado Parks & Wildlife will offer free, guided hikes through many different state parks as part of the nationwide initiative America’s State Parks First Day Hikes. Read More...

Child sledding with a snow saucer.

Go Sledding at Hidden Valley Snow Play Area

Play in the snow among majestic peaks and towering forests at an old ski resort inside the park. Bring your sleds, saucers, and skis if you’re willing to do your own climb. Read More...

Steve Peterson, head of the sled dog program at Snow Mountain Ranch, and two kids get ready to head out on dog sled tour. Photo by Tori Peglar

Our Family’s Dog Sledding Adventure near Rocky Mountain Park

There is no command for “Stop” when you are being pulled by a team of sled dogs. I found out about this right before our two young daughters were to embark on a dog sled tour. Read More...

Small Town Christmas Lights

Rocky Mountain Winter Holiday Activities

Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Denver, Colorado glow with Christmas and New Year cheer. Read More...

Ski biking. Photo by Aryeh Copa courtesy Josh Westfall

Ski Biking at Colorado Ski Areas

Ski bikes are being seen on the ski slopes more and more these days and offer a new and exciting way to hit the slopes, be it at the resort or backcountry. Read More...

Snowshoers on Emerald Lake Trail. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Snowshoeing & Backcountry Skiing

Enjoy winter in RMNP! Whether you want to cross country ski, strap on some snowshoes, or grab a sled, Rocky Mountain Park is a great winter activity destination. Read More...

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Steep, Deep, and Thrilling – Colorado Ski Resorts

Top 5 skiing areas in Colorado including alpine skiing, x-country skiing, and backcountry skiing. Read More...

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Top 5 Colorado Hot Springs Soaking Spots

Colorado is blessed with healing mineral waters. Here are our favorite places for après-anything soaking. Read More...