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 Post subject: Colorado snowshoe trails
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:23 am 
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Snowshoe Colorado

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Photo credit Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post

Easier to master than skiing, modern day snowshoeing has replaced the over-sized
latticed snowshoes lightweight aluminum that spread your weight evenly over the surface to avoid
sinking into the snow.

Echo Lake Park

This Denver Mountain Parks trail system gives snowshoers an easy, flat and smooth trek near Echo Lake at
the base of Mount Evans. Find the trailhead by taking exit 240 off of Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs and
then following Colorado 103 to parking just north of the Mount Evans entrance station. 1

Breckenridge Nordic Center

Explore 1400 acres of groomed trails and glorious views. Stop by the lodge for your trail pass and rental
equipment or instruction before you head out. Family friendly, cozy lodge to enjoy after your trek. 2

Parmalee Loop Trail

Hwy 285 south from Denver, to Parmalee Gulch Road. Turn right and follow Parmalee for 2.8 miles to the Mount
Falcon sign.

Echo Lake


Easy trail close to home. West on I-70 to Mt. Evans/Idaho Springs exit , go left back over the highway.
Parking is on the right further up Mount Evans Scenic Byway (103). The road to the summit is closed in
winter. A new extension was recently added to the byway from Echo Lake to Bergen Park via Clear Creek
County Road 103 and Jefferson County Road 66.

Switzerland Trail


Take Peak to Peak Highway (119) west towards Nederland, 4 miles up Boulder Canyon Rd, then right on
Sugarloaf Rd. Approx. 4.5 miles to trailhead, sign on right.

Bear Lake Loop

Offers scenic lake views at 9,475 feet. The trail is just over a half mile and runs near the base of Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain. There is a slight elevation gain, but overall it is an easy hike, Apt said. Find the trail at the end of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. 3

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:34 am 
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Looks like fun, I wonder how those compare to skis? Looks like walking more than sliding?

C'mon Man. Back off Corn Pop!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:33 pm 
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One way to experience the high country away from the crowds!

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