Snowshoeing near South Fork

Because of the area’s plentiful snow and wide variety of terrain, those who prefer less-developed places to ski have a bounty of options. Local outdoor clubs groom trails perfect for snowshoers and will link cross-country skiers to the freshest back-country available. Both adventurous and inexperienced snow bunnies will find something to their liking.

Know Before You Go

  • Tell Someone: Where you’re going When you’ll be back
  • Buy a Search & Rescue Card ($3 online). The card helps reimburse local SAR team’s expenses for search and rescue missions
  • Check the Weather and for Avalanche Danger
  • Ask at the Visitor Center for a Winter Recreation Map
  • Rent Snowshoes and XC Skies at local outdoor shops
  • Dress in layers - that sun will get HOT, but temperatures can just as easily drop 250 in 10 minutes! Be prepared with extra clothing and goggles.
  • Don't forget sunscreen and sunglasses - necessary in the high altitude sun.
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South Fork Nordic Club

Their primary grooming focus is the South Fork Guard Station Trail (SW of South Fork) but they also groom Home Lake (East of Monte Vista); Beaver Reservoir Area (South of South Fork); and various other higher elevation sites based on snow availability and skier needs. All trail maintenance and grooming is done by volunteers of South Fork Nordic.

San Juan Nordic Club

They groom Big Meadows (11 miles southwest of South Fork), Rock Creek  and Bishop Rock(southwest of Monte Vista), and the Monte Vista Golf Course. The trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing and they are free and open to all!

Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club

They groom Creede area trails at Ivy/Lime Creek, Six Mile Flats, and Deep Creek. Contact info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek has nearly 10 kilometers of cross country trails. To get there, take the ski road at the end of the lower parking lot to Alberta Park. A 4 kilometer loop goes around the natural meadows. An additional 6 kilometer loop takes you down to Alberta Reservoir and back through the trees. Tracks are groomed regularly for both classic and skate skiers. Snowshoers are welcome. If you bring your dog, please clean up after it. Use of the cross country trail is compliments of Wolf Creek Ski Area - no charge.

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