Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park this Winter by Snowshoes or Skis

January 10, 2011, 6:59 am

For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. The park, just outside of Estes Park, Colo., is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots!

Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wildlife remain active through the winter. Their story is told by the tracks left in the snow. For those visitors who are prepared, winter is an enchanting time to explore the park.

Snowshoeing and skiing are fun ways to experience the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park. This winter 2011, join a park ranger on a wintry excursion.

Rocky Mountain National Park offers ranger-led snowshoe ecology walks for beginner level snowshoers on the east side, and for beginner and intermediate level snowshoers and cross-country skiers on the west side of the park. No additional fees are charged to participate, however reservations are required.