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Beginner Snowshoeing Tips in Colorado

From Colorado Tourism Office

Stewardship Friday, December 15, 2023

A simple pair of snowshoes can launch you into a Colorado winter wonderland with thickets of snow-laden trees, silent white meadows and trails running parallel to frozen creeks. More than 20 Colorado Nordic centers, 42 state parks, and 13 national parks and national monuments are a sure way to get snowshoeing quickly and start discovering winter in Colorado.

But first, here are a few tips for beginner snowshoers:

Gear You Need to Snowshoe in Colorado

The famous adage is that if you can walk, you can snowshoe. That is great news for those looking to snowshoe for the first time. Most sporting goods stores, Nordic centers and ski-rental shops can help you rent or buy all the gear you'd need for a great Colorado snowshoe outing. You can also hook up with an outfitter who can get you all the gear and instruction needed, as well as point you in the direction of great trails.

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