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Winter Adventures in Colorado

By Viator, February 2018

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When the leaves fall from the aspen trees and the first flakes of snow trickle to the ground, it’s a special time in Colorado. People grab their boards, their poles, and look to the white-capped mountaintops to go frolic in the newly transformed winter wonderland. With so many natural parks, glacial lakes and rugged forests to explore, Colorado has a wide range of winter activities to fill any vacation.

By far the most popular winter activity in Colorado is skiing and snowboarding. There is nothing that compares to the exhilaration of sliding down a mountain amid the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery. Hitting the slopes is as easy as an hour drive from Denver, too. Winter Park, Georgetown, and Summit County are all within easy traveling distance, and with Summit County you have your choice of resort; Keystone, Breckenridge, A-Basin, and Copper Mountain – each with their own accommodations and gear rental options, including snowmobiling.

Ice skating is also a lovely winter pastime and can be found in an urban setting in Denver, Fort Collins, or Boulder. For a more natural backdrop, however, head to the 40-acre Evergreen Lake just west of Denver and skate among the pines. Or consider Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek or Crested Butte as alternative winter parks awaiting your arrival.

For the more adventurous sort, recent winter activity trends are the resurgence of the age-old practice of dog sledding, and the fairly new sport of ice climbing. Though these may be for those seeking more of a thrill, they are fast growing in popularity and are available throughout Colorado. For the thrill of the wind against your face and the camaraderie that comes with man and dog, head to Snowmass, Breckenridge, Winter Park, or Steamboat Springs and get ready to holler “Mush!” For ascending the icy peaks, however, nothing beats a trip to the mountain town of Ouray to scale the imposing Ouray Ice Park. Thousands of climbers head here every year to experience the world famous Ouray Ice Festival in January.

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Private Dogsledding Experience, Pagosa Springs, null
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Private Dogsledding Experience

This is our most popular adventure. Allow 90 minutes for this private mushing experience-you will only be sharing your sleds with your guide(s). This adventure ...  Read more

Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Telluride Premium Ski Rental Including Delivery, Telluride, Ski & Snow
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Telluride Premium Ski Rental Including Delivery

Don't waste another minute waiting in line at the rental shops. With this rental package, you can place your order for skis, snowboards, boots and helmets ...  Read more

Location: Telluride, Colorado
Duration: Flexible

From USD $117.00
Breckenridge Sport Ski Rental Package Including Delivery, Breckenridge, Ski & Snow
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Breckenridge Sport Ski Rental Package Including Delivery

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Don't waste another minute waiting in line at the rental shops on your next ski vacation. With our premium delivery service, you can place your order for skis, ...  Read more

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Duration: Flexible

From USD $70.34
Front Range Snowshoeing Adventure from Denver, Denver, Ski & Snowboard Rentals
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Front Range Snowshoeing Adventure from Denver

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Explore the Denver area’s winter wonderland – the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains – on a snowshoeing tour! Just 30 minutes outside Denver, Colorado’s Front ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: 4-6 hours

From USD $109.20
Breckenridge Sport Snowboard Rental Package Including Delivery, Breckenridge, Ski & Snow
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Breckenridge Sport Snowboard Rental Package Including Delivery

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Don't waste another minute waiting in line at the rental shops on your next ski vacation. With premium delivery service, you can place your order for skis, ...  Read more

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Duration: Flexible

From USD $70.34
Demo Ski Rental Package from Telluride, Telluride, Ski & Snowboard Rentals
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Demo Ski Rental Package from Telluride

Enjoy the most convenient ski rental experience in the world by having all your equipment delivered right to your accommodations. No lines, no headaches, just ...  Read more

Location: Telluride, Colorado
Duration: Flexible

From USD $123.81
Sport Ski Rental Package from Aspen, Aspen, Ski & Snowboard Rentals
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Sport Ski Rental Package from Aspen

Enjoy the most convenient ski rental experience in the world by having all your equipment delivered right to your accommodations. No lines, no headaches, just ...  Read more

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Duration: Flexible

From USD $74.05
Sport Snowboard Rental Package from Aspen, Aspen, Ski & Snowboard Rentals
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Sport Snowboard Rental Package from Aspen

Enjoy the most convenient ski rental experience in the world by having all your equipment delivered right to your accommodations. No lines, no headaches, just ...  Read more

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Duration: Flexible

From USD $74.05
Dog Powered Scooter Jor-ing in Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs, Ski & Snowboard Rentals
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Dog Powered Scooter Jor-ing in Pagosa Springs

Take an unusual spring to fall adventure-a dog powered scooter ride! Under the expert instruction from your guide(s) you will hook up your own 1-2 sled dogs to ...  Read more

Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Dogsledding Adventure On Wheels, Pagosa Springs, Ski & Snow
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Dogsledding Adventure On Wheels

This is like any other dogsledding adventure- only on wheels! Almost everyone who takes one of our wheeled sled experiences signs up for another, they are very ...  Read more

Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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