Today the snow is falling heavily in Colorado Springs. While this makes me want to just curl up on the couch with coffee or hot chocolate, the thick blanket of fresh snow also makes me want to go outside and play in it. Lucky for me there are plenty opportunities to do just that. You can take a wintry snow hike in one of many Colorado Springs’ parks. Here’s a list of my favorite places to snowshoe or hike after it snows.
501 Bear Creek Rd. Picnicking, mountain biking/trails. 765.6 acres.
This park with its many uses also offers a great place to sled and an opportunity for a pleasant winter hike.
3130 N. 30th St.
2110 N. Cheyenne Cañon Rd.
Find many trails shooting off the North Cheyenne Canon Rd into the mountains such as Mt. Cutler Trail, Seven Bridges, Columbine Trail (upper and lower).
Find the trails and their descriptions here :
It is wonderful to have all this outdoor recreation areas close by. If you live or work on the west side of Colorado Springs they are just minutes away from you
3650 Maizeland Rd., (Maizeland Rd. and N. Academy Blvd.)
Palmer Park is popular among mountain bikers and also worth a visit on a snowy day.
1705 Vindicator Dr. (parking lot on Vindicator just east of Centennial Blvd.).
Hiking, biking and snowshoeing for sure. Ute Valley Park Map
Located in Black Forest. If we have a few snowflakes in the south, most likely there will be several inches up north. Snowshoeing among the pines in the quiet forest offers a peaceful afternoon.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Red Rock Canyon Open Space trail system. You can see Red Rock Canyon, heading west on Highway 24. Use this extensive trail system to frolic in the snow to your delight! Again, on the west side, but an easy zip down I25 and west on 24. If you haven’t been there go and visit! Snow or shine!
Close to Colorado Springs is Mueller State Park – if you want to venture out this might be just what you are looking for.
The parks mentioned above are all great places to to snow shoe, but I should also mention that there are many small trails on the west side of Colorado Springs to enjoy snow shoeing. See below a short clip of snow shoeing Mt. Esther Trail off Cascade in CO.
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