Did you know that snowshoeing has been a means of travel during the winter months for thousands of years? It became a recreational sport in the United States in the late eighteenth century. Today, Colorado is home to dozens of snowshoeing trails featuring stunning scenery and challenging adventures. Those near Retreat at Park Meadows Apartments include:
Lost Lake Trail
Nestled in the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Lost Lake Trail is a fabulous trail for the beginning snowshoer. It leads to a picturesque alpine lake, and explorers discover frozen waterfalls, mountain views, and footbridge crossings. While the path sits at a high elevation, it allows for a gradual climb with manageable gains that won’t leave you breathless.
Golden Gate Canyon State
Perfect for all-day fun, the Golden Gate Canyon State Park boasts twelve exciting trails covering nearly forty miles. One of the highlights includes the Horseshoe Trail. This path meanders through forests, valleys, and over wooden bridges. It also passes a nineteenth-century log cabin that makes for a great rest stop as you read about John Frazer and his century-old home.
Rocky Mountain National Park
At the Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll feel as though you’re on top of the world. The park features over 300 miles of trails that are perfect for snowshoeing and spectacular starry nights. The path around Bear Lake is both flat and easy. It’s surrounded by towering snow-covered pines and offers a fun, short adventure. From January through March, the rangers lead guided snowshoe hikes when conditions permit.
Snowshoeing is just one of the wintertime activities that residents of our Lone Tree apartments can enjoy. Load up on winter gear at these local sporting goods stores, too! If you are looking for a place to call home, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to arrange a tour where you can see firsthand all we have to offer.