Even though some people may associate skiing with Colorado, the state is host to a plethora of ranches, resorts, and cabins that offer prime snowshoeing opportunities. Here, we list our favorite top-notch snowshoe getaways to break your own trail!
Wild Skies Cabin
Craig (NW Colorado)
Wild Skies Cabin offers an opportunity for luxury off-the-grid living in the remote backcountry in the Colorado Flat Tops. Built in 2012, it’s 100% naturally run with far more animals surrounding it than people. Explore the trails outside your door, then relax near the fire, play games, or cozy up with a good book.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Tabernash, CO (Grand County)
Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers upscale stays, fine dining, and is a haven for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. It’s rated as one of our top romantic snowshoe destinations, and no matter the time of year, you can enjoy this 6,000-acre property at the foot of the Continental Divide in Colorado.
Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Steamboat Springs (NW Colorado)
Vista Verde Guest Ranch is a luxury all-inclusive resort on the Western Slope. Leave feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated as you engage in the plethora of outdoor activities led by friendly staff, savor the exquisite meals, make new friends during the community events, and decompress in the top-notch accommodations.
YMCA of the Rockies: Snow Mountain Ranch
Granby, CO (Grand County)
The YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,000-acre property in Granby, Colorado, about 80 miles northwest of Denver. The facility offers affordable outdoor activities, dining, and accommodations for all, with a focus on families and groups. A casual, rustic atmosphere allows guests to focus on the stunning scenery and just have fun!
Latigo Dude Ranch
Kremmling (NW Colorado)
Latigo Dude Ranch, as it turns out is a pretty special place, one which undeniably steals the hearts of every visitor, whether it’s winter or summer. In wintertime, the ranch is converted to a cross country skiing and snowshoe haven, offering 500 acres of natural playground.
The Springs Resort & Spa
Pagosa Springs (SW Colorado)
One of the Pagosa area gems is the Springs Resort and Spa, a 79-room hotel just off the main drag. Health and wellness are at the core with rejuvenating hot springs (25 pools), spa and wellness activities, and nature out your door. So get ready to relax at this Colorado resort after your snowshoe adventure!
The Home Ranch
Clark (NW Colorado)
You don’t just stumble upon perfection like The Home Ranch in Clark. With 4,000 acres to explore on snowshoes, those who have found the Home Ranch have done so in search of a vacation so luxurious and comfortable that it was worth the trip. Experience the solitude and return year after year to a place that, indeed, feels like home.
YMCA of the Rockies: Estes Park Center
Estes Park (Northern Colorado)
The YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center is conveniently located in between the Rocky Mountain National Park and the town. Perfect for families and groups, the Estes Park Center is an 870-acre property with 9 lodges and over 200 cabins. Have fun while you enjoy the activities on campus, wildlife, and conveniences of home.
C Lazy U Ranch
Granby (Grand County)
Rated # 2 in our top snowshoe adventures for families, C Lazy U Ranch combines the love of the outdoors, breathtaking scenery, and a chance for the kids and you to learn something new. Rent a private cabin and experience horseback riding, sledding, ice skating or snowshoeing, at this dude ranch and all-inclusive winter wonderland.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Avon (Western Colorado)
As one of the snowshoe resorts for families, the Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon, Colorado, offers salient services including a heated outdoor pool, supervised club activities for kids, and crafts and movie nights. Then, enjoy their extremely comfortable heavenly beds after spending the day at the ski area or on the Black Diamond snowshoe trails at McCoy Park.