Friday, November 23, 2012

Winter Adventures in Rocky Mountain National Park

Just because there's a little bit of snow on the ground doesn't mean that Rocky Mountain National Park shuts down for the winter. In fact, the park offer several opportunities for outdoor winter adventures, including a few ranger led activities.

From the Estes Park area on the east side, visitors can enjoy Snowshoe Ecology Walks on weekends between January 5th and March 23rd.

The park will also be offering Full Moon Walks on the nights of November 28, December 28, January 26, and February 25. This is a great chance to explore the park by the light of the full moon. Each walk will last about an hour to 1.5 hours.

On the west side of the park, starting from the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, RMNP will offer ranger-led beginner and intermediate snowshoe tours, as well as cross-country skiing tours on mostly-level terrain.

For more information, please click here.



Jason said...

Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to enjoy the winter season.Life isn't all about skiing or snowboarding.I love the full moon walk.Romantic.

Anonymous said...

We've heard there's no snow on the west side of RMNP yet. We're considering visiting around Christmas this year -- what are the chances of there being no snow yet by then?

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Anon - you are correct, there is no snow on the west side at this point. Based on the monthly forecast, for what it's worth, there are several days in which Grand Lake could receive snow. Question is, how much: