The 2019 hiking season has started. This year I am including snowshoeing in the season, namely because I haven’t snowshoed in a while and I don’t want the first hike of the summer hike season to be a heart-pounder and use the summer season to work up to a twenty-mile hike. The snowshoe season should go though May then switch to summer hikes. Enjoy!

Brainard Lake Recreational Area - Snowshoeing

February, 17, 2019 ~ The Brainard Lake Recreational Area is a gateway into the Indian Peaks Wilderness and during the winter offers a full day of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities for all ages. Since this area is closed to traffic in the winter months the snow-covered roads become deep snow trails to spend hours on. Since it is close to Boulder it's a quick and easy drive to get there.

Meadow Mountain - Snowshoeing

Janurary 26, 2019 ~ The Meadow Mountain trail at the Minturn exit along I-70 is interesting, it is super easy access and during the winter caters to many winter activities, including: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, Telemark skiing, down-hill skiing, snowboarding, toboggining and snowmobiling and add mountain biking and hiking in the summer. I think one of the reasons this area can offer so many different winter activities options is because of its history.