Looking for snowshoeing opportunities in Fort Collins? If you’re yearning for the incredible scenery of the backcountry, look no further than Cameron Pass and Lory State Park. Both offer amazing snowshoeing opportunities. Be ready to create an unforgettable memory while spending the day snowshoeing on snow-packed trails along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. This is one of the most unique ways to enjoy the famous Colorado snow.
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Fort Collins offers great snowshoeing opportunities in and around town and this activity is a great way to enjoy some of the best hiking areas during the winter around Horsetooth Reservoir and in the Poudre Canyon.
- Lory State Park: Located just west of Fort Collins, Lory State Park offers an abundant amount of trails with beautiful views and ranging difficulty levels. Trails are open year round and are open to Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Cross Country Skiing. Directions: 708 Lodgepole Dr, Bellvue, CO
- Horsetooth Mountain Open Space: Located west of Fort Collins, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is one of Fort Collins' greatest outdoor playgrounds and it is open year round. Choose from multiple different trails ranging in difficulty level and enjoy the snowy vistas. Directions: 6550 W County Rd 38 E, Fort Collins, CO 80526
- Mineral Spring Gulch: Located in the Poudre Canyon this trail is great for a short, mid-winter excursion. It is four miles long, an out-and-back trail and great for beginners. Directions: 149-211 Crown Point Road, Roosevelt National Forest, Bellvue, CO 80512
- Little Beaver Creek Trail: Located in the Poudre Canyon, this trail is great for early season snow and is moderate in skill level. It is two miles long, out-and-back and gains 1,500 ft in elevation. Directions: 7311 North County Road 63E, Roosevelt National Forest, Bellvue, CO 80512
- Big South Trail: This six mile trail is located within the upper reaches of the Poudre Canyon and offers stunning views of frozen waterfalls. It is an out-and-back trail with moderate difficulty and gains 5600ft in elevation Directions: 48924 Poudre Canyon Highway, Roosevelt National Forest, Bellvue, CO 80512
- Green Ridge Road: Located in the upper reaches of the Poudre Canyon, this moderate difficulty trail offers great views of several frozen lakes and travels through the rolling forest. At only three miles long this snowshoeing trip is perfect for a quick out-and-back trip. Directions: 51561 Poudre Canyon Highway, Roosevelt National Forest, Bellvue, CO 80512,
- Blue Lake: As one of the most popular snowshoeing spots in the upper reaches of Poudre Canyon, this trail offers an easier short, round-trip excursions or a more challenging, all-day adventure. This trail is 4.75 miles one-way and offers beautiful views of Blue Lake surrounded by towering mountains. Directions: 51561 Poudre Canyon Highway, Roosevelt National Forest, Bellvue, CO 80512
- Trap Park: Located in the upper reaches of the Poudre Canyon this moderately difficult trail follows a small canyon for 11.5 miles and offers beautiful views of the Neota Wilderness and beautiful riparian area. Directions: 51561 Poudre Canyon Highway, Roosevelt National Forest, Bellvue, CO 80512, USA