Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

Next weekend is the 17th Annual Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park. The event will be held will be held on Saturday, January 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Park and Ride lot near Glacier Basin.

Winter Trails Day is a free snowshoe festival with hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children, advice from snowshoe experts, and outdoor gear displays.

Participants will have the opportunity to try snowshoes from several manufacturers, including Tubbs, Atlas, MSR, Crescent Moon and others. You'll also receive expert advice on selecting and fitting snowshoes. There will also be informational clinics that include educational stations on winter activity basics, safety techniques, nutrition and hydration tips, essential conditioning exercises and how to dress for winter hiking and camping.

Event organizers ask that you bring your own food and water. You should also note that, beginning at 2:00 PM, the available quantity of demo equipment will be restricted - so be sure to arrive early enough in order to demo each and every model. Also, be sure to bring your driver’s license for registration purposes.

Although the event is free, Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fees still apply.

For more information, please click here, or call 1-800-443-7837 or the Estes Park Visitors Center at 1-970-577-9900.


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