Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Hikes



Join a Walking Mountains naturalist guide this winter for a backcountry snowshoe excursion into the White River National Forest! Perfect for those seeking a tranquil winter experience far from the ski slopes, these hikes offer the perfect introduction to winter backcountry exploration. Each hike will focus on a specific topic like “winter communities,” “snowscience & the subnivean environment,” “winter plants,” or “winter art in nature.”

Whether you are up for hiking to some of the best vistas in the Vail area, or prefer to enjoy a slower paced backcountry experience exploring the secrets of Colorado’s wildlife and snowpack, we guarantee you will leave the day with new and unforgettable experiences! Learn more about each of our backcountry snowshoe explorations below, and sign up for your adventure today!

All programs meet at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon at 9am. Snowshoes, poles, hot drinks, and transportation to and from the trailhead are provided.

Looking for an easier snowshoe?
Check out our free snowshoe tours that leave from the Nature Discovery Center in Vail.

View the schedule & register below: