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Snowshoe / Winter Hike

Trails

There are many beautiful un-groomed and a few groomed trails for snowshoeing/winter hiking.  Trails groomed for snowmobiling are also perfect for snowshoeing.  The Wolf Creek Trailblazers groom many miles of trails.  Check their website for specifics.

Need snowshoes and poles?  Pagosa Mountain Sports offers snowshoe rentals.  Pagosa Mountain Sports can provide maps and guidance on snowshoeing for your group.

** Please do not snowshoe/winter hike on trails groomed for skate/cross country skiing.  Snowshoes and hiking boots compress the trails in such a way that they are no longer compatible for skiing.   Check trail head signage to ensure trails are rated for snowshoeing/winter hiking.  Please be kind and make sure you are not using the groomed trails at a time when you are causing damage.  The groomers work very, very hard for all of us!  Please go early or late if temperatures during the day will make the snow too soft. **

Alberta Park - Wolf Creek Ski Area

April 2019 - The snow is still good at this location.

Please snowshoe on the very edge of trails groomed for xc skiing or in un-groomed areas only at this location.

Located at Wolf Creek Ski Resort and accessed from the east parking lot.  No pass is needed for XC skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Coyote Hill

The season is done at this location.

Mix of groomed and un-groomed trails.  Please snowshoe on trails marked for snowshoe or on un-groomed areas only at this location.

5.4 miles north on Piedra Road from the intersection of Piedra Road and 160 highway.  Trailhead on the right after the road turns to gravel from paved.

Cloman Park

The season is done at this location.

Mix of groomed and un-groomed trails.  Please snowshoe only on the un-groomed areas only at this location.

1.3 miles north on Piedra Road from Highway 160.  Turn right (east - entrance to Steven's Field airport) on Cloman Blvd for 1.4 miles.  Stay left at fork in the road which dead ends at Cloman Park parking lot.

EAST FORK (USFS 667) ROAD

The season is done at this location.

East Fork road has been groomed by the Wolf Creek Trailblazers.  Check their website for specifics.

Mix of groomed and un-groomed trails.  The groomed out and back is ~16km of road groomed for snowmobiles but offers a beautiful river side hike in a ponderosa pine forest.

From the intersection of Highway 84 and Highway 160, head east on Highway 160 for 9.6 miles.  Turn right onto East Fork Road (USFS 667.)  Continue on East Fork until the road is no longer plowed.

Piedra River Trail

The season is done at this location.

Un-groomed trails.  Due to its relative popularity, the beginning part of this trail gets packed down and can be easier to snowshoe than other locations.

15 miles north on Piedra Road from Highway 160 for the Piedra River Trail trail head.  Parking on the west side of the road.

Reservoir Hill

The season is done at this location.

Un-groomed trails.  Due to its downtown location, the trails get packed down and can be easier to snowshoe than other locations.

In downtown just off of Highway 160, east of the San Juan River.  Parking off corner of San Juan and Park Streets and behind the Junction Restaurant off Highway 160.

Turkey Springs

The season is done at this location.

Un-groomed trails.  Due to its relative popularity, the parts of this trail system near trailheads get packed down and can be easier to snowshoe than other locations.  (The Turkey Springs trail off of the main trailhead is often groomed for fat biking.  Please DO NOT snowshoe on these trails.)

3.6 miles north on North Pagosa Boulevard from Highway 160 for the Gate 5 trail head and un-groomed trails.  Parking on the west side of the road.

West Fork

The season is done at this location.

Un-groomed trails only.  Groomed trails at this location are for XC Skiing only.  Please DO NOT snowshoe on trails groomed for cross country skiing.

Located 17 miles east of Pagosa Springs off Highway 160.  Turn north on West Fork Road/Forest Service Road 648.

Wolf Creek Pass / Lobo Overlook

April 2019 - The snow is still good at this location.

This location receives snow earliest and retains it longer than in town sites.

Un-groomed trails and trails groomed for snowmobiling which are good for snowshoeing.

23 miles northeast on Highway 160 to the pass.  Parking is on the north and south side of the highway.  There is a wide variety of terrain to explore.

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