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Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby Lizjjackson » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:40 pm

Looking for some suggestions for snowshoeing options for this weekend. 1-2 hour drive from FOCO. What are you favs?? Thanks.

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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:42 am

Head up towards Cameron Pass, lots of stuff in there. Sawmill trail, Meadows trail, Zimmerman Lake, Lake Agnes, Michigan Lakes, Montgomery Pass...

Just watch for avalanches!
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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby Ridge runner » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:20 pm

I second the Cameron Pass area. There's also a few trails up Buckskin Road towards Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain. That area had good snow when we were up there a month ago. And you can never go wrong with Estes Park/RMNP.

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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby Lizjjackson » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:53 pm

Thanks for the ideas.. I think we will head to the Loch and Sky Pond.

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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby DanR » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:14 am

Lizjjackson wrote:Thanks for the ideas.. I think we will head to the Loch and Sky Pond.


I headed up that way yesterday. Up to the Loch the trail was well packed and snowshoes were not necessary (the same is true to Mills Lake). Beyond the Loch we did use snowshoes but we did not end up making it up to Sky Pond as we did not see a safe and appealing route to the upper part of the basin.

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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby Lizjjackson » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:07 pm

Thank you for that perspective. i called RMNP and heard the same thing. I guess it will be the Loch and Mills for us.

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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby cougar » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:28 am

taking Glacier Creek back down from Mills Lake through the ice park makes a great loop. It's my favorite in winter. Of course, conditions will vary with the snow. A small sampling:

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Re: Snowshoeing Near Fort Collins

Postby annabella » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:43 pm

Sounds like you found some ideas...but in case you need a new one, I spent some time in Breckenridge this week. Had an absolute blast snowshoeing up the Spruce Lake trail in the fresh snow.

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