There is no better way to explore some gorgeous Colorado trails than by snowshoeing! There’s a reason this is such a popular activity in the area. It allows you to explore areas that are inaccessible by skiing or snowboarding, it gives you a great workout, and it’s easy to learn! If you can walk, you can snowshoe. So get ready for a day of snowshoeing in Colorado!
Are you looking for more great things to do in Durango, CO, in winter? Check out our Activities guide! We’ve listed our favorite places for skiing and snowboarding, as well as great guides and outfitters that can get you started on your adventure in snowshoeing in Colorado!

Explore These Great Spots for Snowshoeing in Colorado

Purgatory Resort

One of the best places for backcountry snowshoeing in Colorado is at the Purgatory Resort! This popular Durango facility offers a variety of guided snowshoeing tours in Colorado that are perfect for visitors who are unfamiliar with the area. It’s also ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to pack their bulky snowshoes or doesn’t own a pair and wants to rent them with no fuss. This is also a great option for snowshoeing in Colorado with kids! The Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours include après at the Purgatory lodge with hot cocoa, wine, beer, fruit, and cheese.

Animas Mountain Trail

A popular, moderate course, the Animas Mountain Trail is an excellent option for snowshoeing in Colorado. This trail is approximately a six-mile loop and winds through some of Durango’s finest sights. It’s great for snowshoeing in the winter and hiking in the spring and summer. It’s even dog-friendly, so you can bring along your favorite four-legged friend on this adventure!

Colorado Trail

Without a doubt one of the most beloved trails in the entire state, the Colorado Trail is one of the best snowshoeing trails near Denver. This lengthy course winds all the way from Denver to Durango and contains some of the most scenic spots in Colorado. It’s approximately 486 miles in duration and is popular with snowshoers, mountain bikers, and hikers alike. Coated with a thick blanket of white snow in winter, it’s one of the best places to explore during this magical time of year in Colorado.

Stay with Durango Colorado Vacations During Your Snowshoeing Getaway

After you’ve spent the day snowshoeing in Colorado, return to a gorgeous rental from Durango Colorado Vacations! We have a wide selection of homes, including homes located near Purgatory Resort. There are even ski-in, ski-out homes available for those who want a front-row view to the skiers on the slopes!
We have three ski-in, ski-out homes available for rent. Each is perfect for those traveling with their families or groups on a girlfriend’s getaway!
Check out the rest of our rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.