Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Tours
Experience the solitude of Vail’s backcountry on a half-day guided snowshoe tour with one of Walking Mountains’ naturalist guides. Follow the tracks of Colorado’s wildlife on our Tracks, Signs, and Snowshoes hikes, dig into the science of snow on Snow Science Snapshots, explore Vail’s World War II history on our Snow & Guns tour of Camp Hale, or hike further on a Backcountry Adventure hike.
Hikes take place in the White River National Forest on some of the Eagle Valley’s most scenic winter trails. Snowshoes and poles are provided, just bring your sense of wonder!
Tracks, Signs & Snowshoes
Follow the tracks of Colorado’s wildlife & learn how these resilient critters survive a life in the cold.
Snow Science Snapshots
Get an up-close view of a snowflake through a microscope and dig (literally!) into Colorado’s snowpack to learn how the snow that falls each winter impacts skiers, wildlife, and the health of Colorado year-round.
Skis & Guns: The History of Camp Hale, the 10th Mountain Division, & Vail
Walk in the footsteps of the over 15,000 soldiers, cooks, medics, and army personnel who lived in Camp Hale from 1942-1945, and learn how the legacy of the 10th Mountain Division lives on in Vail today.
Backcountry Adventure Hikes
Hike further on a Backcountry Adventure Hike. These hikes will take you deeper into Vail’s backcountry, and feature some of the best views of any of our snowshoe tours.
Full Moon Experience
Join us for this unique snowshoeing program that combines a backcountry night hike with a mindfulness experience under the light of the full moon. Climb above the valley floor on the Buck Creek Trail and soak in the moonlit landscape while your guides share the stories in the sky and engage your senses, all while staying warm around a backcountry campfire.