Crested Butte Snowshoeing: Snowshoe Trails, Rentals, Tours

Snowshoeing


With no shortage of scenic trails and several outfitters offering guided tours and rentals, Crested Butte snowshoeing is an activity that is easy to get started, but hard to stop.

  • Guided tours to various locations starting at $75 are offered through several providers. Don’t forget to ask about moonlight tours.
  • Rent snowshoes and poles from a Crested Butte outfitter for about $20 a day.
  • With so many developed trails, pick up a trail map and ask around for snowshoeing recommendations.

Overview

The Crested Butte mountains boast a plethora of trails ideal for snowshoeing. Experienced snowshoers can rent a setup, while newbies will find several providers operating guided snowshoe tours in some of the most beautiful areas in Colorado.

Where to go snowshoeing

With hundreds of miles of trails and easy access to trailheads, the better question might be where can’t one go snowshoeing in Crested Butte. Here are a few favorites:

  • Beginners can learn the sport at the Crested Butte Nordic center where 40 km of groomed trails await.
  • Intermediate snowshoers should check out the 11-mile out-and-back trail from Washington Gulch to Elkton Cabins.
  • Advanced hikers will love the challenge presented by Mount Baldy’s 12,000-foot slopes.

Guided Tours & Rentals

Several companies offer guided snowshoe tours into Crested Butte’s hinterlands. Length and location varies, so browse the operators to find a tour that’s right for you. Prices start at $75.

Pick up shoes and poles at any number of outfitters. Prices start at $20 a day.


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