You may not be digging out your house or car just yet, but the snow has finally arrived and that means it’s once again time to hit the trails! Back after an exceptional inaugural season, the snowshoe guides at Walking Mountains Science Center are ready to awaken a sense of wonder in the gorgeous winter environment. Snowshoe hikes are open to the public and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from December 1st through the end of March. Snowshoes, poles, and transportation from Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon are included with registrations so there is truly nothing holding you back from a grand snowshoe adventure!
New this year to Walking Mountains’ trail portfolio is access to their brand new property along the Sweetwater Creek near the Colorado River.
“Our newly acquired Sweetwater property in Dotsero will allow us to bring even more locals and visitors into the great outdoors,” said Peter Suneson, Community Outreach Coordinator at Walking Mountains.
All outings are designed for diverse audiences, and the guides at Walking Mountains ensure that anyone from a novice to an expert will have a great time on the trail. Not only will they guide you through the snow-packed trails of Vail and the surrounding areas, they will answer all your questions about the environment around you.
“We are truly fortunate for the ability to offer snowshoe hikes on both public and private lands in the Vail area to local hikers and visiting guests to our amazing valley. Snowshoeing with our qualified and knowledgeable guides is the best way to experience and learn about what our local environment has to offer,” said Suneson.
The weekly snowshoe excursions will follow a rotating schedule of trails depending on where conditions are best in the Vail area. However, guides at Walking Mountains will do their best to accommodate requests for specific trails. Visit www.walkingmountains.org/snowshoe to see the full schedule, list of trails and to book your snowshoe today. Private hikes are also available if Tuesdays or Thursdays do not meet your scheduling needs. Contact Peter Suneson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Walking Mountains to schedule your private snowshoe today.
Hikes are led by instructors trained as Certified Interpretive Guides, Wilderness First Responders, and outdoor enthusiasts. Join them on the trail and in the snow to make friends, get off the beaten path, and experience the wonderful winter environment in ways you will never forget. Guests should be prepared to spend 3-4 hours exploring trails, observing the changing snow conditions, or tracking winter wildlife. Whatever winter snowshoe experience you are looking for, the guides from Walking Mountains will be sure to please.