When winter blankets Estes Park in a shimmering sea of white, adventure beckons. Leave behind the ordinary and step into the extraordinary world of Estes Park winter sports. Embrace the thrill of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing as we guide you through the best places to revel in the icy wonderland.

Snowshoeing Adventures

Estes Cone Trail

For a snowshoeing escapade with panoramic views, Estes Cone Trail is your go-to. Venture through snow-laden pine forests, and as you ascend, the Rockies unveil their majestic beauty. It’s a journey that blends solitude and awe-inspiring scenery.

Gem Lake Trail

As the winter sun casts a golden glow on the snow, Gem Lake Trail becomes a snowshoer’s paradise. Navigate the trail’s twists and turns, culminating in the breathtaking sight of the frozen Gem Lake surrounded by towering cliffs. Nature’s masterpiece awaits every step of the way.

Lily Lake Loop

Ideal for beginners, the Lily Lake Loop offers a serene snowshoeing experience. The trail winds around the frozen lake, providing a tranquil setting with glimpses of Longs Peak. It’s an accessible and family-friendly option for those new to the sport.

Cross-Country Skiing Hotspots

Cub Lake Trail

For cross-country skiing enthusiasts seeking a challenge, Cub Lake Trail delivers. Traverse through pristine snowfields, maneuvering the twists and turns of this exhilarating trail. The reward? Sweeping vistas that make the effort more than worthwhile.

Hidden Valley

A former ski resort turned cross-country skiing haven, Hidden Valley is a local favorite. With groomed trails and varying difficulty levels, it caters to skiers of all abilities. Glide through the snow, surrounded by the tranquility of the Rockies.

Sprague Lake Loop

Immerse yourself in the winter wonder of Sprague Lake Loop, perfect for those seeking a leisurely cross-country skiing experience. The loop offers stunning views of the Continental Divide, creating a magical backdrop for your skiing adventure.

Whether you’re a seasoned winter sports enthusiast or a novice seeking a new thrill, Estes Park has something to offer. Strap on your snowshoes or glide through the snow on cross-country skis – the Rockies are your playground. Embrace the chill, feel the adrenaline, and let Estes Park’s winter sports redefine your snowy escapades. Your icy adventure begins here!


Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and just minutes from exploring the Estes Park winter sports. Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area after enjoying great picnics in Estes Park. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. In addition, guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts! Book with us today.