Winter Sports

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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-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands has 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.

Be Prepared:

Each year people get hurt or even die in the backcountry by not being prepared! Plan ahead and learn tips, techniques and strategies for avoiding winter hazards here:  Winter & Backcountry Recreation Safety.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities