A great way to get outside in the winter months, snowshoeing is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Snowshoeing is the perfect way to get outdoors in the winter, allowing you to take in the gorgeous Colorado winter scenery.
In the winter months, many of the trails around Durango, Colorado, transform into perfect snowshoeing routes, allowing you to explore everything from leisurely, groomed walks to more challenging adventures designed to get your blood flowing. Snowshoeing is perfect for most skill levels, regardless of your experience level.
We recommend researching the trail you plan to go snowshoeing on ahead of time to ensure it matches your skill level, and always check the Colorado Avalanche Information Center before heading out.
Many local Durango outdoor stores offer snowshoe rentals during the winter and Purgatory Resort offers guided snowshoe tours. Visit their website or call 970-385-2147 to set up your guided tour.
Our Favorite Snowshoeing Trails
Also known as the Hidden Valley, these trails offer beautiful views of sandstone cliffs to the West.
Follow CR 205 (Junction Creek) out of Durango to CR 206, turn right and park at large rock by the Forest Service Sign.
There are several trailheads to start from with round-trip loops starting at 4 miles.
Located north of Durango, this scenic out and back trek follows Hermosa Creek 20 miles into the San Juan Mountains before ending at a campground.
This trail offers endless views of the Animas Valley, and is especially beautiful in the winter months!
A truly mystical experience, explore the famous ruins of nearby Mesa Verde National Park peacefully blanketed in snow without the summer crowds.
Mesa Verde has several designated snowshoe trails open during the winter ranging from 1 to 12 miles.