Winter Sports

Choose from the following to find a site: Velocity Basin


The San Juan Mountains are popular for many winter activites including the ski areas at Purgatory Resort, Silverton Mountain, Wolf Creek and Telluride which operate under permits on National Forest and BLM lands. Many backcountry winter activities are also popular; however, visitors to the backcountry in winter should exercise caution. Check the Colorado Avalance Information Center website for current snow and weather conditions.  National Forest roads are not plowed for snow removal.




Winter Recreation Tips.

Columbine Ranger District Winter Trails map

Dolores Ranger District Winter Trails map

Pagosa Ranger District Winter Trails map

Coal Bank Snowshoe

Areas & Activities