Things to Do in Colorado in Winter

Winter Family Activities

Join a Ranger to explore the winter world of Rocky Mountain National Park.

On the East side of the Park, Snowshoe Ecology Walks are a fun winter family activity.  In 2015-2016 they will be held Jan 2 through March 19 on Sat., Sun., & Wed. at 12:30 pm.  Participants must be 8 years of age or older, and will need to bring your own snowshoes or traction devices depending on snow conditions.  Reservations are required and can be made a week ahead of time - call (970) 586-1223.

On the West side of the Park, Beginner Snowshoe programs (Winter Ecology Walks) are on Saturdays at 1 pm from Dec. 26 through Mar. 5, and intermediate snowshoe programs are on Sundays at 1 pm from Dec. 27 through Mar. 6.  Participants must be 8 and up only.  Bring your own snowshoes and call (970) 627-3471 to reserve a place in advance.

Ski Kawuneechee Valley with a Ranger!  Winter Skiing Programs begin Saturday mornings December 26 - January 30 at 9:30 am.  Reserve your place by calling (970) 627-3471 up to one week ahead of time.

Full Moon Walks are another great outdoor activity in winter that the whole family can enjoy.  Join a Ranger to explore the Park under the light of the full moon on Nov. 25, Jan. 23, Feb. 22, and Mar. 23.  Reservations are necessary  - call (970) 586-1223 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reserve a spot.

Other family activities in the Park during winter include the Wild in Winter program on Sat. & Sun. from 10 to 11 a.m., and the Saturday Evening Program at 7pm at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Jan. 16 & 30, Feb. 13 & 27, and Mar. 12.

Lodging Availability

Estes Park Winter Festival