There's nothing quite like winter in the Colorado Rockies! Enjoy snowmobiling the many miles of designated snowmobile routes or cross-country skiing on snow-packed seasonal roads. Feel the thrill of downhill skiing or snowboarding at Monarch Pass or Ski Cooper or snowshoeing through forested trails. Ice fishing is also a popular activity in several higher elevation lakes.
The Pike and San Isabel National Forests have established travel management regulations to enable safe motorized travel, protect natural resources, and minimize conflicts with non-motorized uses and wildlife. Be sure to pick up a Motor Vehicle Use Map at a District Office or the headquarters in Pueblo before you head out.