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Winter Snowshoeing

Pipestone National Monument

A snowshoe in the snow

Pipestone National Monument

2 people showshoeing
Free snowshoeing is available throughout the winter as conditions allow for it.


Snow removal operations on the Circle Trail stop after January 1st of each year. This allows accumulation of snow so that visitors may enjoy snowshoeing throughout the winter months.

Visitors may either bring their own snowshoes or check out a pair for free in the Visitor Center (limited supply). The staff at the front desk are happy to show first-time snowshoers how to use the equipment safely, and if staffing allows, provide a snowshoe tour. However, outdoor activities are typically self-guided during the winter.

To check conditions before attempting to snowshoe, call 507-825-5464 ext. 214

Last updated: June 12, 2020