Word is that the best time to visit Colorado is during the warmest times of the year. But if you’re into snowshoeing, it’s during the wintertime when you should pay the Centennial State a visit. Be sure that you head to Breckenridge, a town situated at the base of the Tenmile Range of the Rocky Mountains. That’s because it offers some of the finest snowshoeing trails in Colorado!
Snowshoeing in Breckenridge makes for a truly extraordinary outdoor experience when the mountains and trees become covered with snow and the lakes and rivers freeze over. Here are some of the best snowshoeing trails in Breckenridge for you to explore in your winter clothes and snowshoes:
If you’ve never tried snowshoeing before, then French Gulch is a trail that’s right for you. Just a little over 6 miles long, it provides you with a mellow ascent between the peaks of Bald Mountain and Mount Guyot. Although it’s true that French Gulch is suited for beginners, it’s never short on gorgeous scenery.
Just like French Gulch, Flume Trail is perfect for anyone who has never snowshoed before or only been a few times. What’s so nice about this trail is that it lets you follow Breckenridge’s old aqueduct. And upon reaching the end of the 5-mile trail, you can choose to explore either the Bemrose Creek trail or Woods Trail.
Looking for just the right amount of challenge? Then make sure that you head to Boreas Pass. Stretching for a little over 7 miles long, it allows you to be among stunning winter trees like fir, aspen and spruce. By the way, many skiers are head over heels in love with Boreas Pass, so you’ll most likely encounter lots of them.
There’s no denying that one of the most popular snowshoeing trails in Breckenridge is Bakers Tank. It’s caters to the needs of an assortment of type of snowshoers. For instance, there’s a trail that’s very pet-friendly, and there’s also a trail for those who would like to avoid much of the snowshoeing crowd.
It’s true that Spruce Creek is only 3.4 miles long, but it can provide you with a great challenge if that’s what you’re looking for. That’s because some of the trails in the area can be quite steep and difficult to surmount. It is worth the effort though, because you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the peaks afterwards.
If you find the sights of Colorado jaw-dropping during summer, then you will surely enjoy heading to it in wintertime. Make sure that you pay Breckenridge a visit armed with your snowshoes and other snowshoeing essentials for a vacation like no other. Experiencing snowshoeing in one or more of the trails mentioned above will get you hooked on snowshoeing if you’re not yet obsessed with it already!