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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails List

Trail Name / Links to Descriptions 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
Alberta Falls. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead").
See chapter "62. Alberta Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "9. Alberta Falls and the Loch" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Alberta Falls - Trail 8" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
0.8 +160 Easy
Bear Lake. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Bear Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "12. Bear Lake Loop" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "63. Bear Lake to Bierstadt Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "67. Glacier Creek Trail to Bear Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "4 Bear Lake" in FalconGuides book Winter Trails Colorado.
See chapter "5 Bear Lake to Moraine Park via Fern Lake" in FalconGuides book Winter Trails Colorado.
See chapter "Bear Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake - Trail 13" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See description 15 "Bear Lake Trail" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
0.5 loop +20 Easy
Bear Lake Corridor Trail System. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park mapNPS trail descriptions.
See trailhead description "Bear Lake Trailhead" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
See description 15 "Bear Lake Trail" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
     
Beaver Meadows, Upper, Trail System. Skis or snowshoes often not needed. NPS park map. NPS Winter Hikes description 1.5 +140 Easy
Bierstadt Lake Trail (Bierstadt Lake trailhead to Bierstadt Lake) NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Bear Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "64. Bierstadt Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "63. Bear Lake to Bierstadt Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "Bierstadt Lake - Trail 17" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See trailhead description "Bierstadt Lake Trailhead" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
See description 14 "Bierstadt Lake" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
1.4 +566 Moderate
Bulwark Ridge / Signal Mountain Trail #928.1 (#928 on USFS map). USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "Bulwark Ridge Trail" in Pack Guide: Commanche Peak Wilderness Area Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide.
5.3 +3,180 Strenuous
Calypso Cascades. NPS Wild Basin Winter Trails brochure. NPS park map. NPS trails description (under "Wild Basin Ranger Station Trailhead").
See chapter "65. Calypso Cascades" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "18. Copeland Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Ouzel Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "10. Calypso Cascades" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range -- Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
See chapter "Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls - Trail 2" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See chapter "1 Wild Basin Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
3.1 +1,200 Moderate
Chasm Falls. Skis or snowshoes often not needed. NPS trails map. NPS park map. NPS Winter Hikes description 2.5 +400 Moderate
Chasm Lake Trail. (Longs Peak trailhead via East Longs Peak Trail.) NPS trails map. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Longs Peak Ranger Station Trailhead").
See chapter "17. Chasm Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "5. Chasm Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Fort Collins Hikes.
See chapter "55. Chasm Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "9. Chasm Lake" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range -- Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
See chapter "7. Chasm Lake" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "Chasm Lake - Trail 5" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See description "Chasm Lake Trail" under "Rocky Mountain National Park" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description 19 "Chasm Lake" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
4.2 +2,360 Strenuous
Cub Lake Trail. (Cub Lake Trailhead to Cub Lake.) NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Cub Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "5. Cub Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Cub Lake - Trail 18" in Johnson Books'  Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See trailhead description "Cub Lake Trailhead" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
See description 12 "Cub Lake Loop" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
2.3   Moderate
Deer Mountain Trail. (Deer Ridge trailhead to Deer Mountain.)  NPS trails map. NPS park map. NPS Winter Hikes description. NPS trail description (under "Deer Ridge Junction Trailhead").
See chapter "2. Deer Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Deer Mountain - Trail 22" in Johnson Books'  Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See description 11 "Deer Mountain Summit" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
3.0 +1,083 Moderate
Emerald Lake. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trails description (under "Bear Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "66. Emerald Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "13. Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range. Winter
See chapter "1. Emerald Lake" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "Bear Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake - Trail 13" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See description "Nymph, Dream & Emerald Lakes Trail" under "Rocky Mountain National Park" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
1.8 605 Easy
Estes Cone. NPS park map.
See chapter "16. Estes Cone" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "8. Estes Cone" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "8. Estes Cone" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "Estes Cone - Trail 4" in Johnson Books'  Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
3.2 +1,750 Moderate to Strenuous
Fern Lake Trail. (Fern Lake trailhead to Odessa Lake.) NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Fern Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "6. Fern Lake and Odessa Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "2. Bear Lake - Fern Lake Shuttle" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "Fern Falls and Fern Lake - Trail 19" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See chapter "12 Fern Lake" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado.
See chapter "7 Fern Lake Trail Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
S
ee trailhead description "Fern Lake Trailhead" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
See description 13 "Odessa & Fern Lakes" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
4.9 +1,865 Strenuous
Finch Lake Trail. (Finch Lake trailhead to Pear Lake.) NPS Wild Basin Winter Trails brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Finch Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "19. Allenspark Trail and Finch Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "11. Finch Lake" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Finch Lake - Trail 1" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
6.5 +2,1123 Strenuous
Flattop Mountain Trail. (Bear Lake trailhead to Flat Top Mountain.) NPS trails map. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Bear Lake Trailhead").
See chapter "14. Flattop Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "8. Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak" in  Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Fort Collins Hikes.
See chapter "57. Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak" in  Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "3. Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "Hallett Peak - Trail 16" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See description "Flattop Mountain Trail" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
4.4 +2,849 Strenuous
Gem Lake Trail. Skis or snowshoes often not needed. NPS trails map. NPS park map. NPS Winter Hikes description. NPS trail description (under "Lumpy Ridge Trailhead").
See chapter "6. Gem Lake Trail" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "12 - Gem Lake" in  Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "Gem Lake - Trail 20" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See section "G Gem Lake" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado.
1.8 +1,000 Moderate
Glacier Gorge Trail. (Glacier Gorge trailhead to Black Lake.) NPS trails map. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead").
See chapter "10. Mills Lake, Jewel Lake, and Black Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Black Lake - Trail 10" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See chapter "25. Black Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Best Front Range Hikes.
See chapter "3. Black Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: The Best Boulder Hikes.
See chapter "7. Glacier Gorge" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "4 - Black Lake" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "5 Glacier Gorge Trail Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See trailhead description "Glacier Gorge Trailhead" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
S
ee description 17 "Glacier Gorge" on Mountain Jay map Eastern Rocky Mountain National Park.
See description "Mills Lake to Black Lake via Loch Vale Trail to Glacier Gorge Trail" under "Rocky Mountain National Park" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
5.0 +1,430 Strenuous
Hidden Valley. NPS park map
See chapter "3. Hidden Valley" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
1.5 +2,200 Moderate to Strenuous
Hollowell Park and Mill Creek Basin. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure.
See chapter "7. Hollowell Park and Mill Creek Basin" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
2.5 +800 Easy to Moderate
Lake Helene. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure.
See chapter "15. Lake Helene" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
2.5 + approach 1,145 Moderate
Loch, The. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead").
See chapter "68. The Loch" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "9. Alberta Falls and the Loch" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "The Loch - Trail 11" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See chapter "5 Glacier Gorge Trail Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See chapter "6 Timberline Falls (at Loch Vale)" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
3.1 +980 Moderate
Longs Peak (North) Trail. (Glacier Gorge trailhead to Granite Pass.) NPS trails map. NPS park map.
See chapter "11. North Longs Peak Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
6.2 +2,840 Easy to Strenuous
Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS trail description (under "Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead").
See chapter "10. Mills Lake, Jewel Lake, and Black Lake" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Mills Lake - Trail 9" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
2.8   Moderate
Morraine Park Trail System. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map.
See description "Moraine Park Trails" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
     
North Boundary Trail #958.
See chapter "North Boundary Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: Commanche Peak Wilderness Area -- Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide.
See chapter "13 West Creek Falls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See description "Lost Lake via North Boundary Trail" under "Rocky Mountain National Park" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
6.1 +3,632 Moderate to Strenuous
North Fork (Big Thompson) Trail #929. West end of trail also known as Lost Lake Trail. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "1. North Fork Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "North Fork Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Pack Guide: Commanche Peak Wilderness Area Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide.
See chapter "14 Lost Falls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
4.3 +980 Moderate
Ouzel Falls via Bluebird Lake Trail. NPS Wild Basin Winter Trails brochure. NPS park map. NPS trails description (under "Wild Basin Ranger Station Trailhead").
See chapter "18. Copeland Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Ouzel Falls" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
See chapter "Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls - Trail 2" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See chapter "1 Wild Basin Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
2.7 +950 Moderate
Pool, The. Skis or snowshoes often not needed. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map. NPS Winter Hikes description 2.5 +200 Easy
Sprague Lake Trail System. NPS Bear Lake Winter brochure. NPS park map.
See chapter "8. Sprague Lake Trails" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
     
Trail Ridge Road. NPS park map.
See chapter "4. Trail Ridge Road" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Snowshoe Routes -- Colorado's Front Range.
2.75 +700 Easy to Moderate
Wild Basin Trail System. NPS Wild Basin Winter Trails brochure. NPS park map. NPS trails descriptions (under "Wild Basin Ranger Station Trailhead").
See chapter "1 Wild Basin Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See chapter "2 Thunder Lake Trail Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See chapter "3 Lion Lakes Trail Waterfalls" in FalconGuides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See trailhead description "Wild Basin Trailhead" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain map Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
     

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