West Side Snowshoe Hike

Rocky Mountain National Park




These programs are offered on the WEST SIDE of Rocky Mountain National Park, near the town of Grand Lake, CO. (**Located 3.5 hours away from Estes Park, CO.) West Side (Grand Lake) snowshoe programs take place at 8,700 -9,300 feet of elevation.

Repeating Event


Every week on Sunday and Saturday


January 06, 2024 to March 17, 2024


1:00 PM


2 hours

Type of Event

Guided Tour


Join a ranger-led snowshoe walk to explore Rocky Mountain National Park during winter. Snowshoe walks travel through hilly, uneven, snow-covered meadows or mixed conifer forests within Rocky Mountain National Park, and are offered on both the east and west sides of the park.

West Side programs are offered January 6 - March 17, 2024, and occur every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Program location will be provided once reservations are made.

Ranger-led snowshoe walks are considered to be "moderately strenuous", but are open to all skill levels, including beginners. Programs are open to participants eight years of age and older; children in carriers are not allowed due to safety concerns.

Appropriate clothing is essential; this includes hiking boots or snow boots, layered clothing, and water/wind resistant outer layers, hats, and gloves. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Water resistant hiking boots or snow boots are required. Due to safety concerns (hypothermia and frost bite), participants wearing tennis/gym shoes will not be allowed to participate in the guided snowshoe walk.

For West Side programs only, snowshoes are provided but must be turned in after the program. Snowshoes can be rented in the town of Grand Lake for visitors wanting to snowshoe on their own.

More information

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Call 970-586-1513 to reserve a spot for a West Side (Grand Lake) snowshoe walk. Reservations are taken on the Wednesday before the scheduled program, in the order they are received. If reservations are full, a waitlist will be started.