7 Easy Winter Hikes in Colorado That Are Totally Safe

Winter in Colorado may sound challenging for hiking but there are actually a lot of trails and spots that are completely safe.

In this guide you’ll find the best winter hikes in Colorado that are short hikes and relatively safe when covered in snow.

This is an easy 4 mile loop that crosses several other trails and is mostly flat. Due to the paved trails and well-maintained paths.

1. Palmer & Central Gardens Trail Loop, Garden of the Gods

This 2 mile out-and-back trail is located near Estes Park and is perfect for snowshoeing in the winter months.

2. Dream Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

This 1.2 mile loop is perfect for families with kids and dogs. Located inside the Arapaho National Forest.

3. Discovery Challenger Trail, Arapaho National Forest

This 1.9 mile loop hike connects with McClintock Upper Trail and features a river and beautiful views of the Flatirons.

4. Enchanted Mesa Nature Trails, Boulder Open Space

The main hiking trail is called Wyoming Trail and it goes out-and-back for 2.8 miles. This winter hike is above 10,000 feet in elevation.

5. Buffalo Pass Trail, Mount Zirkel Wilderness

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