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recommended winter trails

Postby wypatt » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:32 pm

Looking for a good snowshoe trail to take my 6 month old lab on. Any good recommendations for day trips from Denver? We've got Evo Ascents and have posted many 14ers so don't fear the strenuous hikes, just something dog friendly!

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Re: recommended winter trails

Postby weh » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:48 pm

I like RMNP alot. The CMC has a snowshoe trails book for the front range that is very useful. You can pick it up at REI.

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Re: recommended winter trails

Postby dehrlich101 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:06 pm

weh wrote:I like RMNP alot. The CMC has a snowshoe trails book for the front range that is very useful. You can pick it up at REI.


Keep in mind that Rocky Mountain National Park doesn't allow dogs on any of their trails.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park has some good trails and dogs are allowed.

http://parks.state.co.us/PARKS/GOLDENGATECANYON/PARKACTIVITIES/CROSSCOUNTRYSKIINGSNOWSHOEING/Pages/CrossCountrySkiingSnowshoeing.aspx
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Re: recommended winter trails

Postby Alby426 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:30 pm

Mayflower Gulch by Copper. Wonderful place and good for Dogs.
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Re: recommended winter trails

Postby ajkagy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:00 pm

brainard lake area is really nice if you take the sourdough trail.

east portal trail is fun as well. You can head all the way up near heart lake and the divide or go up to arapahoe lakes/forest lakes

Peaceful valley/St. vrain road is another really good one

ski rd. near allenspark is good too
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Re: recommended winter trails

Postby PaliKona » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:43 am

Squaw and Chief Mtns off Squaw Pass Rd. are both nice with great views.

Re: recommended winter trails

Postby lafutura » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:40 am

i second the mayflower gulch recommendation.

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Re: recommended winter trails

Postby wypatt » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:54 pm

Going to give mayflower gultch a shot. Thanks!

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