Sunrise Hiking Mount Quandary in Colorado with MSR’s New DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The conversation started with something like “We’ll leave at midnight, make it to the trail head by 3am, and reach the summit for sunrise.”

My response: “Sounds crazy, lets do it.”

That’s how my experience of hiking Mount Quandary started, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Snowshoeing in Grand County, Colorado

Home to two ski resorts, three lakes, and the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as access points to the Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests and the Never Summer and Indian Peaks wilderness areas, Grand County Continue reading

Test Your Snowshoes – 5 (Almost) Easy to Climb Mountain Peaks

Mountain climbing and backcountry snowshoeing are no longer activities reserved for those “crazy” types – it’s actually becoming more and more popular. There are various organizations and sports clubs that constantly introduce new people to mountain climbing and show them … Continue reading

Snowshoeing is Proliferating at Alpine Ski Areas

Not everyone who visits a ski resort wants to or is able to ski or snowboard, so resorts offer other activities. Among those options, guests can explore and enjoy the outdoors on snowshoes. These snowshoe outings at ski resorts range … Continue reading

Winter Weekend in Crested Butte

With record-breaking snowfall amounts already this season plus a top of the line Nordic trail system, Crested Butte is a great winter destination for outdoor adventurers–especially snowshoers. And, its central location just a four hour drive from Denver makes it … Continue reading

Be Treated Like Family at Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado

My wife and I started our Vista Verde stay with a very blank slate. We did not research Vista Verde before coming. We did not look at reviews or search the internet for stories written about Vista Verde. We knew … Continue reading

Tennessee Pass Offers Snowshoers A Gourmet Dining Destination

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

Sometimes the best backcountry experiences aren’t all that far from home. Tennessee Pass is an easy-to-access area located near Leadville at the base of Ski Cooper, featuring a Nordic center, cookhouse and sleep yurts for anyone looking to have a … Continue reading

Hut Haven: Take a Winter Trip to Colorado Backcountry

Finally, the fire wrapped its warmth around the tips of my frozen toes. We had been snowshoeing for six hours, and my wool socks and sturdy boots were hardly enough to shield my feet from the cold and wet snow … Continue reading