Explore picturesque trails and the winter wonderland that is Granby, Colorado, with a family snowshoeing day!
A family snowshoe day can be a wonderful way to get that authentic Colorado Rocky Mountain winter experience you’re looking for when visiting Granby. It’s also a great winter activity for families of all ages and activity levels.
Unlike some winter sports, snowshoeing is a budget-friendly way for the whole family to enjoy the mountains.
Create Your Own Adventure:
Tailor your snowshoeing experience to your family's abilities and preferences. Choose your pace, distance, and level of difficulty.
Bring your dog along for the adventure—many trails in Granby are dog-friendly, ensuring the whole family can join in.
Get into Nature:
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Rocky Mountains, as snowshoeing allows you to explore pristine winter landscapes that may be inaccessible otherwise.
Once you’ve decided to add snowshoeing to your activity plan, here is what you will need to have a successful outing:
Having the right equipment is key! Rent or purchase your equipment when you arrive in town. Equipment needed:
Snowshoe or trekking poles with snow baskets
Two Pines Supply is a local favorite for purchasing gear. If you’re planning to snowshoe at one of our local ski areas or nordic centers, check Granby Ranch or Snow Mountain Ranch for their rental availability. Advanced reservations are always recommended to ensure your equipment.
What to Bring:
Prepare for a day of family fun with these essentials:
Sunscreen: Even in winter, the sun's rays can be strong at higher altitudes.
Backpack: Carry a lightweight backpack to store essentials that you may need outdoors.
First Aid Kit: Be prepared for minor mishaps with a basic first aid kit.
Snacks and Water: Keep everyone energized with a supply of snacks and water.
Thermos: Warm up with hot cocoa or soup during breaks along the trail.
What to Wear:
Dress in layers: Stay comfortable and warm. Snow pants or gaiters are recommended
Boots: Choose waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet dry and toasty.
Hat and Gloves: Protect against the chill with a cozy hat and gloves.
Eye Protection: Shield your eyes from the sun's glare and reflective snow.
Where to Snowshoe:
Explore family-friendly trails at these stunning locations, note check with each location for fees and operating hours.
Or use the CO Trex app to discover new trails and create your personalized family snowshoeing experience.
Local’s Tip: If you’re looking for more information about trails and places to snowshoe, stop in at the Information Center and ask us!
Finally, be sure to prioritize your safety and leave no trace when visiting the outdoors. Proper gear and trail awareness will go far in your adventures.
Embrace the magic of winter through snowshoeing during your next visit to Colorado. With affordable options, customizable adventures, and breathtaking trails, you're sure to create lasting memories. So, gear up, pack your sense of adventure, and let Granby become your family's winter playground!