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Denver Region Winter Trails Index

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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails Map

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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails List

TIP: To find the trails below on the map above: (1) remember the trail name below; (2) click the "list" icon in the upper left corner of the map above; (3) an alphabetized list of markers with trail names will appear; (4) click the trail you want in that list; and (5) its marker will be expanded on the map.

Trail Name / Links to Descriptions 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
Abyss Lake Trail #602. USFS webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (1).
See chapter "2. Abyss Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "1. Abyss Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See description "Abyss Lake Trail 602" under "Mount Evans Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
ORIC FAVORITE
3.71 +1,044 Moderate
Bakerville/Loveland Trail (Also known as trail #60. Section of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail). USFS webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (2).
ORIC FAVORITE
5.5 +800  
Barbour Fork Trail #48. USFS trailhead webpage. Trail and Park Reviews webpage. 8.0 loop +1,830  
Bard Creek Trail #83. USFS webpage. 10.0 +600  
Beaver Brook Watershed Trail System. (Clear Creek County Open Space.) CCCOS webpage.      
Ben Tyler Trail #606. USFS webpage. USFS map. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (3).
See chapter "7. Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Ridge" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "4. Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Ridge" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
ORIC FAVORITE
5.71 +3,392 Moderate to Strenuous
Bill Moore Lake / Empire Loop Trail System. Walkable 4WD roads. USFS webpage. 2.5 / 9.0 loop +600  
Bruno Gulch Trail. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (5).
ORIC FAVORITE
2.31 +750 Easy to Moderate
Burning Bear. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS Burning Bear Campground webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (6).
ORIC FAVORITE
2.82 +1,030 Easy to Moderate
Butler Gulch Trail. (Not on USFS map.) USFS webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage.
See chapter "46. Jones Pass and Butler Gulch Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
2.5 +1,500  
Captain Mountain Trail #46. USFS webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. 7.0 +1,550  
Carpenter Peak. ORIC trail map/description sheet (6).
See chapter "9. Carpenter Peak" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "6. Carpenter Peak" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
ORIC FAVORITE
2.36 +973 Moderate to Strenuous
Chicago Lakes Trail #52. USFS webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (7).
See chapter "27. Idaho Springs Reservoir" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "43. Echo Lake and Chicago Lakes Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "12. Chicago Lakes" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "7. Chicago Lakes" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See description "Chicago Lakes Trail 52" under "Mount Evans Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
ORIC FAVORITE
4.24 +1,198 Moderate
Chief Mountain Trail #58. USFS webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (8).
See chapter "25. Chief Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "13. Chief Mountain and Squaw Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "8. Chief Mountain and Squaw Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "51. Chief Mountain" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
ORIC FAVORITE
1.02 +996 Easy to Moderate
Citadel, The. (Not on USFS forest map.)
See chapter "14. The Citadel" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "9. The Citadel" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
3.0 +2,700 Strenuous
Colorado Mines Peak. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (9).
See chapter "47. East Side Continental Divide Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "17. Mount Flora, Colorado Mines Peak, and Mount Eva" in Colorado Mountain Club's Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "11. Mount Flora, Colorado Mines Peak, and Mount Eva" in Colorado Mountain Club's The Best Front Range Hikes.
ORIC FAVORITE
1.4 +1,187 Easy
Colorado Trail #1776 -- Segments 5 and 6. East and west from Kenosha Pass. The trailhead is right on the border between ORIC's Denver Region and its South Park Region with the trail segments being in the South Park Region. For trail listings see our "South Park Region Winter Trails Index" webpage.      
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail #79. North from Berthoud Pass to James Peak. USFS Berthoud Pass Trailhead webpage.
See chapter "47. East Side Continental Divide Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
     
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. South from Berthoud Pass to Herman Gulch. Includes Mount Nystrom Trail #13, Trail #96, and Herman Gulch Trail #98. USFS Berthoud Pass Trailhead webpage.      
Echo Lake Park Trail System. (Denver Mountain Parks.) DMP park webpage. DMP trails map. USFS Echo Lake Trailhead webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage.
See chapter "26. Echo Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "43. Echo Lake and Chicago Lakes Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "14 Echo Lake Park" in section "Discovering the Mountain Parks" of John Fielder Publishing's book Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream.
Fall River Reservoir Road. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage. 3.0    
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W trails webpage. CP&W trails map.
See chapter "5. Frazer Meadow" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "42. Raccoon Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "18. Golden Gate Canyon State Park -- Raccoon Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "38. Golden Gate State Park" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
See five trail descriptions under "Golden Gate Canyon State Park" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
     
Grays Peak National Recreation Trail #54. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. Virtual Dillon Ranger District map.
See chapter "22. Torreys Peak via the Kelso Ridge" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "14. Torreys Peak via the Kelso Ridge" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "53. Grays and Torreys Peaks" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "10 Clear Creek and Summit Counties: Grays Peak" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Summits.
See description "Grays Peak National Recreation Trail to Torreys Peak" under "Idaho Springs -- Georgetown Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
5.0 +3,070  
Grizzly Gulch Trail. AllTrails webpage. 14ers.com webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (14).
ORIC FAVORITE
2.25 +883 Moderate
Hell's Hole Trail #53. USFS webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (15).
See description "Hells Hole Trail 53" under "Mount Evans Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
ORIC FAVORITE
2.59 +1,288 Moderate to Strenuous
Herman Gulch to Herman Lake Trail #98. Continuation to Pettingell Peak. (Section of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail). USFS webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (16).
See chapter "19. Herman Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "12. Herman Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "12 Grand County: Pettingell Peak" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Summits.
ORIC FAVORITE
2.23 +991 Moderate to Strenuous
Jones Pass Road #144 and Trail System. (US Forest Service.) USFS trailhead webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage.
See chapter "46. Jones Pass and Butler Gulch Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
5.0    
Leavenworth Creek Road #248 Trail System. Includes Waldorf town and mine. examiner.com webpage. Trails.com webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage.      
Lincoln Lake Trail #45. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. 0.5 + approach +240 Easy
Maxwell Falls Lower Trail #11. (#39 on USFS map.) USFS webpage.
See chapter "24. Maxwell Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "16. Maxwell Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "19 Maxwell Falls" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
2.0 +600  
Maxwell Falls Upper Trail #11. (#39 on USFS map.) USFS webpage.
See chapter "24. Maxwell Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "16. Maxwell Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "19 Maxwell Falls" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
2.0 -600  
Meridian Trail #604. USFS trailhead webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (18).
ORIC FAVORITE
2.89 +1,699 Moderate
Mount Bierstadt Trail #711. USFS trail webpage. USFS Bierstadt Trailhead webpage. USFS Guanella Pass Trailhead webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing.
See chapter "12 Mount Bierstadt" in Falcon Guides book Winter Trails Colorado.
See chapter "50. Mount Bierstadt" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "52. Mount Bierstadt" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
3.5 +2,850 Strenuous
Mount Evans Road. (State Road #5.)
See chapter "28. Mount Evans Road to Dos Chappell Nature Center" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "44. Mount Evans Byway" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
2.9 +856 Strenuous
North Twin Cone Peak / Forest Road #126.
See chapter "70. North Twin Cone Peak" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
4.4 +1,300 Moderate to Strenuous
Pavilion Point. (Trail not on USFS map.) ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (20).
See chapter "29. Pavilion Point" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
ORIC FAVORITE
2.46 +838 Easy to Moderate
Resthouse Meadows Trail #57 to Lincoln Lake. USFS webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (21).
ORIC FAVORITE
2.72 +888 Easy to Moderate
Rosalie Trail #603 (from east). Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listing. ORIC trail map/description sheet (28).
See description "Rosalie Trail 603" under "Mount Evans Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
ORIC FAVORITE
5.23 +2,121 Easy to Moderate
Rosalie Trail #603 (from west). USFS webpage. USFS Bierstadt Trailhead webpage. USFS Guanella Pass Trailhead webpage. USFS Guanella Pass webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listings.
See description "Rosalie Trail 603" under "Mount Evans Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
13.4 +130  
Roxborough State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W trails webpage. CP&W trails map.
See chapter "7 Fountain Valley and South Rim Trails" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado.
     
Ruby Creek Trail / Road #146.1. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (23)
ORIC FAVORITE
1.51 +1123 Moderate to Strenuous
Saint Mary's Glacier & Lake / James Peak. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (24).
See chapter "30. Saint Mary's Glacier Loop" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "45. Saint Mary's Glacier and James Peak" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "21. James Peak and Saint Mary's Glacier" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "13. James Peak and Saint Mary's Glacier" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "11 Gilpin County: James Peak" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado's Summits.
ORIC FAVORITE
0.65 +376 Easy to Moderate
Silver Dollar Lake Trail #79. USFS webpage. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage.
See chapter "49. Silver Dollar Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
1.5 +1,000  
South Chicago Creek Trail #90. (#88 on USFS map.) USFS webpage. Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness trail listings. Clear Creek County 365 snowshoeing webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (26).
See chapter "31. South Chicago Creek" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
ORIC FAVORITE
1.56 +724 Moderate
Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout Road/Trail. Leads to rental cabin. USFS webpage. Local Hikes webpage.
See chapter "32. Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
3.0 +1,200 Moderate
Watrous Gulch Trail #95. USFS webpage. ORIC winter trail map/description sheet (28).
See chapter "25. Mount Parnassus and Woods Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Denver Hikes.
See chapter "17. Mount Parnassus and Woods Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
ORIC FAVORITE
1.27 +1,112 Moderate

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