Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

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Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

Postby taylorbm » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:29 pm

I'm looking to get out for a snowshoe/hike next Sunday (12/23). With the snow we've gotten the past week I'm hoping there are some trails with enough snow on them to be able to use my snowshoes. Anyone have some beta or advice where to go close to the Springs (within an hour and half or two drive)? I'm not necessarily looking for a peak - just a good hike.

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Re: Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:51 pm

The usual best-bets are Horsethief Park, Crags, and Mueller State Park (all off CO 67 south of Divide). I don't know if there's enough snow there to need shoes, but you could call the Mueller visitor's center and ask - (719) 687-2366, Wednesday through Sunday 9-4.
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Re: Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

Postby jrs1965 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:28 pm

It's been a while but I've skinned up FSR 379 with my AT skis. FSR 379 is off Gold Camp Road and starts just north of Rosemont Reservoir. The trail eventually tops out near treeline at Stratton Reservoir...
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Re: Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

Postby Chipper » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:40 pm

I think you'll have to wait to see how much snow we get mid-week. I have hiked around the area in a couple of places and up to a little over 10K since the snowfall of 8 days ago ... and there's no place I have found that would support use of shoes.
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Re: Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

Postby taylorbm » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:40 am

Thanks for the replies. I'll give Mueller a call. If nothing else a drive up gold camp and a hike up FSR 379 might not be too bad. It's nice up there.
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Re: Snowshoeing near Colo Springs

Postby Oldskool70 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:28 am

I like Heizer trail in Cascade since it is on the North side & holds snow well...but I doubt there is enough snow just yet. Feb & Mar are the months I head to that trail. :o
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