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, Winter Ecology Walks are a fun winter family activity.  In 2015 they will be held Jan 4 through March 21 on Sat., Sun., & Wed. at 12:30 pm.  Participants must be older than 8 years of age, 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. 27 through Mar. 7, and intermediate snowshoe programs are on Sundays at 1 pm from Dec. 28 through Mar. 8.  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 27 - January 31 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. 6, Dec. 6, Jan. 4, Feb. 3, and Mar. 5.  Reservations are necessary  - call (970) 586-1223 to reserve a spot.

Other family activities in the Park during winter include:  Animals in Winter & Wild in Winter programs, and the Centennial Saturday Evening Program at 7pm at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

Lodging Availability

Estes Park Winter Festival