Winter is a spectacular time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Many hiking trails are covered with a blanket of snow from December through mid-May. It's a great time to enjoy snowshoeing, wildlife viewing and more!
Learn About Avalanche Awareness, Snow Depth, and Trail ConditionsRocky's avalanche risk, snow levels, and trail conditions are always changing. Use the links located to the right to see the latest avalanche forecast, learn how much snow is on the ground, and to view the latest trail conditions report.
Wintertime Activities in Rocky
Snowshoeing is a fun activity for all ages! It's as easy as strapping snowshoes on your boots and grabbing a couple of poles. No training is necessary and if you can hike, you can snowshoe.
Sledding Update - January 20, 2024
Following recent storms, the sledding hill at Hidden Valley is mostly covered with fresh snow. There are bare spots where dirt, vegetation, and rocks are visible through the snow.
Things to Know When Sledding in Rocky
To go sledding, you will walk your sleds or tubes up the designated sledding hill and sled down. It's a pretty gentle hill. Skiers, snow boarders, and snowshoers may pass, but must use caution around sledders, slow down, and yield the right-of-way to sledders.
Join a Ranger-led Snowshoe Walk
Last updated: January 22, 2024