Explore the most popular Snowshoeing trails in Colorado with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked 3/21 with rental shoe spike with fresh snow. Paths are already marked by previous people when we started at 1000 but some maybe misleading. Just be sure to hang a left after Nymph Lake that’s where we got turn around to get to dream lake. Beautiful hike hope to do again.

Hiked 3/22 trail is wet and muddy from melted snow. Did the trail with normal hiking shoes a little slippery in some spots where run off cross the trail. Just be mindful of your steps and you’ll have a great time.

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20 hours ago

Hiked the morning of 5/22 with just waterproof hiking boots and had no problems. The trail is mostly snow packed with some icy spots, so sneakers may be a problem but I didn’t see too much need for spikes or snowshoes. All of the lakes are completely covered, but we got some high clouds so we were able to see all the mountains. If the clouds are hanging low I wouldn’t recommend doing this hike until the lakes thaw out (you can pretty much tell what the conditions are at Emerald Lake when you’re at Dream Lake).

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snow
22 hours ago

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snow
23 hours ago

Very snowy. Hard to find the trail today. I only saw 1 person. That was nice. It started snowing more and I decided to turn around. There was no trail you could see.

We split this into 2 days with an overnight at Barr Camp. Absolutely stunning views and an experience I’ll never forget.

Beautiful hike on 5/21/19. Snow is still several feet deep for most of the hike. I would not attempt at all without snowshoes. It’s also extremely easy to loose the trail in the snow, so keep that it mind.

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muddy
scramble
snow
1 day ago

Went out yesterday (5/21) and were the first people on the trail. We had a fresh blanket of snow that we had to rediscover the trail under. Didn’t have spikes or poles, just regular shoes on. Took us about 9-3 to finish the hike. Really wonderful views and rewarding experience. Couldn’t reach to very peak because trail was unmarked and confusing but we could see the peak from where we ended up. We were about 500 meters away but it was too slippery to scramble up to it. All in all great hike and views. A little difficult at this time due to snow and lack of trail markings.

The trail had a good amount of snow on it but it was all so beautiful!

Snowshoed in 12 inches of fresh snow on May 21, 2019. Amazingly beautiful. Summer wildflowers will be incredible this year!!

I was in the area and decided to do a quick hike. I only hiked in about 2 miles, but it was well worth the hike. I wish I would have had more time.

All the hiking you want in a day! The views at the top were all worth it.

Beautiful hike! It does get busy during the peak season, so go early to find a parking spot. Bring plenty of water and snacks. The hike is moderate in difficulty and very scenic all the way up.

Beautiful. Does get very crowded, so go early.

Very scenic hike, great views. Good workout. The scenery is different here than inside the main part of RMNP.

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1 day ago

Perfect hike in mid September when the leafs are changing colors.

Beautiful hike! I always do this hike when I go to RMNP. Lake is stunning and you first go by Dream Lake, also a stunning lake.

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1 day ago

had planned to summit this for months but late season snows kept us from it. beautiful scenery but couldnt get the full effect as the latest snow storm was starting as we were ascending and visibility was low. will try again in summer months.

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muddy
snow
2 days ago

It snowed yesterday so the trail was pretty snow-packed on the way in (started around 9am). By 11am the sun was out and most of the snow in some of the earlier spots have melted into giant puddles instead. Despite all that, this was a very easy trail to do but hiking/waterproof boots are pretty essential unless you want wet feet. View of the waterfall is pretty and we got to see some birds along the way. Family of four did this with a detour at Bear Lake in about 2.5 hours.

Hiked about 3 miles in on May 18th 2019, mild inclines. There was still a little snow on parts of the trail, but I didn’t need spikes and mostly avoided post-holing. Great views about 2.5 miles in. Numerous nice looking camp spots along the creek as well, I’ll definitely return for some backpacking!

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snow
2 days ago

we saw soo much wildlife! mule deer, herds of elk, and a BEAR! that part was kind of terrifying but all sorts of exhilarating. the trail was pretty well tracked, a bit of mud in parts (5/15) but a great time nonetheless. the waterfall is kind of disappointing once you climb the very rocky end to get to the top, but the water is ice cold. do not try to get to the waterfall. the rocks are very very slippery. If you're looking to swim I would not recommend this hike.

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2 days ago

Great hike. There were lots of people doing the hike without yak traks, but they were slipping a sliding all over the place. We had micro spikes and the hike was great. Conditions didn’t allow us to see much of the mountains, but what we could see was beautiful. Looking forward to doing this hike again when it is clear.

I would highly recommend this trail. I went with my girlfriend and my cousin. I would recommend having basic hiking skills, as it can be very steep and rocky on your feet. I found the last stretch before the arch, was most difficult for myself, and I became slightly winded. I really did enjoy it. I would recommend proper foot wear, many bottles of water on hand, and dress weather appropriate. highly recommended for avid hikers!

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no shade
2 days ago

Nice easy hike. Views are ok, mostly paved.

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snow
2 days ago

Did this trail today with my wife. Not a bad climb, we did it without poles or snow spikes.

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snow
3 days ago

Great hike with beautiful views. Will definitely return to see the difference in warmer weather.

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no shade
3 days ago

Nice view t the top. Be sure to get to the park by 9:30 on weekends or you may have to wait in line at the entrance. Got there at 10:30 and waited about 30 minutes

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rocky
3 days ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone who wants a good leg workout, and loves a stair master with better views. Dog friendly which makes for lots of stopping to pet fellow doggos, tough on the knees but the arch and the view are worth it. Not too crowded if you arrive early.

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