Naylor Lake, Guanella Pass, near Georgetown

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This track takes you to Naylor Lake in the Guanella Pass area, near Georgetown. This is an absolutely beautiful area in the middle of winter, a large frozen lake situated at tree line with tall alpine peaks all around. Take … Continued

Fairburn Mountain In Winter, Black Hawk

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Fairburn Mountain is an all too often overlooked peak in the Gilpin County high country, in Arapaho National Forest near Black Hawk. It’s easily accessed from Cold Springs Campground. The campground is closed during the winter, but there is room … Continued

Cold Springs Camp Ski Tour, Black Hawk

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  Cold Springs Campground in Arapahoe National Forest near Black Hawk provides the perfect cross-country ski experience. If you follow the route in the direction I have indicated, it’s basically downhill all the way. It’s best if you meet a … Continued

Lost Lake Winter Trip, Nederland

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Lost Lake is one of those secluded little gems that few people know about, but the ones who do visit it again and again. This is an excellent winter snowshoe or cross country ski trip near Nederland, complete with backcountry … Continued

Mt. Evans Echo Lake Loop

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This is my favorite short Mount Evans area snowshoe/cross country trail. It’s a very scenic loop with enough up and down for a bit of a challenge, all in the space of a couple hours. The total length is just … Continued

Conundrum Hot Springs, Aspen

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A magical place, the Conundrum Hot Springs in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness near Aspen, Colorado is a must-do for Colorado backpackers. Only a few natural hot springs like this one are left undisturbed by man. The reward for your exertion … Continued

Twin Sisters Peak, Estes Park

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Because of it’s location well east of the continental divide and south of Estes Park, Twin Sisters Peak is often hikeable when other 11,000+ foot mountains are snowed in. This allows for some great spring/fall summit bagging. The trailhead was … Continued