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Looking for the best skiing in Colorado? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Colorado. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Skiing Spots in and near Colorado

  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe to Section House Hut

    5.0
    6.25 mi / 1200 ft gain
    There are a couple routes to Section Hut on Boreas Pass, but the best adds trekking through the forest on Baker's Tank trail. Starting at 10,350' at the TH, look for a trail in the woods that starts climbing relatively quickly. Follow this for about 2.5 miles to the junction with the road and B...
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  • Ward, Colorado

    Snowshoe or Ski Lake Isabelle

    10 mi
    Speechless. That’s how this hike will leave you. And not just because of its length. At over 10 miles, this snowshoe exploration is not for the faint of heart. But the language-defying beauty of this hike will make every sore muscle worth it.The Brainard Lake Recreational Area near Ward, Colorado...
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Sunset Views from Morgan Peak

    8.42 mi / 2900 ft gain
    How you get to Morgan Peak and the other 13ers in the area depends on if you have a 4-wheel drive with good clearance or not. If so, drive the rough Santa Fe road from the small town of Montezuma (just outside Keystone). The road is also known as Forest Service 264 and is a left at the stop sign ...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe to the Maroon Bells

    5.0
    12 mi / 1000 ft gain
    From Aspen drive down Maroon Creek Road until it comes to its winter closure located by T Lazy 7 Ranch. The Ranch offers snowmobile tours and keeps the six mile snow covered road to the Bells groomed. Most popular with cross country skiers, the snow road can also be hiked, fat biked, and skinned....
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Hike the 7:30 Mine Road in Silver Plume

    4.0
    5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    With a name like 7:30 Mine Road, this is one hike I had to investigate to see if it lives up to its name. Even though this is an easier hike than I normally choose, what it lacks in challenging terrain, it makes up for in historic interest. The view isn’t too bad, either.7:30 Mine Road is about t...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    McNamara Hut

    5.0
    12.46 mi / 2631 ft gain
    McNamara Hut sits in the national forest on the slope of Bald Knob, with easy access to intermediate backcountry skiing and more challenging terrain further away. Built in 1982, it's one of the original huts in the 10th Mountain Division system along with Margy's Hut. The hut comes stocked with...
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Backcountry Snowshoe and Ski Paradise

    5.0
    7 mi / 1700 ft gain
    A popular wildflower hike in summer, Herman Gulch is arguably even prettier covered in snow. The north-south trail offers views of the impressive Mount Sniktau to the south and Pettingell Peak to the north--with much to see along the way. Officially, the trail weaves in and out of the forest and ...
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  • Parshall, Colorado

    Snowshoe Butler Gulch

    5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    In fall, winter and spring, the trail is covered in snow, which makes it ideal for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. The trail becomes indistinguishable after the first mile or two, but usually you can follow previous skiers' tracks up the mountainside.What you miss in wildflowers or mine sight...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Dancing Moose Yurt [Closed]

    NOTE: This property is currently closed as NeverSummer, the yurt operator, is no longer in business.  The yurt is located near the small town of Walden, CO (coordinates: 40 33'57.43"N , 105 59'16.93"W) about two hours west of Fort Collins. In the winter, there are many backcountry ski runs, cros...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Hike to Ski Peak 7 Powder in Breckenridge

    5.0
    Your journey to the deepest powder in Breckenridge begins at the Breckconnect Gondola. If it snowed more than half a foot or it is the weekend you will want to arrive by 8:30 am to secure parking in one of the Gondola Lots.Ride the gondola up to Peak 8. On your way up you will pass over the Cucu...
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  • Winter Park, Colorado

    Snowshoe to Broome Hut

    1.5 mi / 729 ft gain
    Take I-70 from Denver and then US 40, go all the way to Mile marker 240 of US 40 and park in the area at the side of the road. The Second Creek trail head is just behind the parking area and is easy to find.The trail climbs from a start at 10,600ft and finishes up at 11,325ft at the hut, but you ...
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  • Parshall, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe Jones Pass

    4.0
    6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    Its sister trail, Butler Gulch, is an all-time favorite hike (both summer and winter), and since they share a trailhead, I knew Jones Pass would be special as well.Jones Pass is not the type of trail I normally take, since it is actually a 4x4 road that is used for Jeeping in the summer and snowm...
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  • Frisco, Colorado

    Backcountry Ski or Snowboard at Mayflower Gulch

    If you were driving down highway 91 towards Leadville and blinked at just the right moment, you'd drive right past this hidden gem of an area. Located just over 6 miles South of Copper Mountain ski resort on the East side of highway 91, the parking lot for the Mayflower Gulch trail head offers pl...
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  • Leadville, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe to the Weston Pass Hut

    5.0
    13.4 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Your trip starts at the winter trailhead for Weston Pass, approximately 6.7 miles from the hut. Depending on road conditions, you may be able to cut off a few miles by driving further up the road.In the summer, you can drive all the way to the hut, and enjoy a great basecamp for hiking and trail ...
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  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Snowshoe or Ski Rabbit Ears Pass

    4.0
    3.7 mi / 700 ft gain
    Rabbit Ears Pass outside of Steamboat Springs is packed with winter nordic trails. Most trails are marked and accommodate cross-country skiing or snowshoeing; to be courteous to other users keep snowshoes and dogs off ski tracks. Depending on how much recent snow there has been, the trails can ...
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Snowshoe or Ski Watrous Gulch

    4.0
    4 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Despite sharing a trailhead with the popular Herman Gulch, I had not heard of Watrous Gulch until I stumbled across it while researching something else. Knowing that Herman Gulch is filled with spectacular views and deep snow ideal for snowshoeing/skiing, I had to discover if the smaller, lesser-...
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