Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park is held each year the same weekend as the Estes Park Winter Festival. (Rocky Mountain National Park, rather than Estes Park, is the venue due to its higher elevation and better snow conditions.)
The event features different snowshoe manufacturers (e.g. Atlas, Tubbs, MSR, etc.), who let you try out their products and provide advice on snowshoe selection and fitting. You can also get expert advice on winter sports, take a snowshoe walk with a park ranger (reservations may be required), and check out the snow igloo!
The event often involves giveaways of energy bars, hot chocolate, and other goodies. Yay, free stuff!
Oh, and did I mention this event is free? Not only is the event free, but admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is also free during the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, when this event is usually held.
Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park is part of a larger, nationwide Winter Trails Day campaign that aims to introduce people to winter sports such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing by allowing them to try these sports for free. (Note: the Estes Park event only offers snowshoes.)
Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park in a Nutshell:
- Snowshoe demos
- Winter sports information
- Snow hut/igloo demos
- Family friendly
Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park is a fun, free, family-friendly event.
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