Snowshoe and ski tours are an accessible way to see a lot of the Yampa Valley while learning a little
Fish Creek Falls is just 1 of the snowshoeing places in Yampatika’s wintertime programming.
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December snow allowed Yampatika’s wintertime programming to start out in mid-December and the environmental stewardship group is giving options for folks of all qualities to explore the Yampa Valley. 

Ski with a Naturalist

Every single Tuesday and Thursday, skiers and snowboarders at Steamboat Vacation resort can just take a article-lunch tour of the inexperienced operate “Why Not” alongside a naturalist from Yampatika. 

The causal journey down the mountain will incorporate a lot of stops to see old bear dens, claw marks and involve suggestions on the best destinations to see porcupines and learn about elk, moose and birds. 

The tour begins at 1:30 p.m. and runs for about an hour starting off at the huge path map across from Thunderhead Lodge at the best of “Why Not.”

Price tag: Absolutely free with a Steamboat Resort lift ticket. 

Mountainside Snowshoe Tour

Each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, through March 8, Yampatika sales opportunities a gentle 2.5 mile snowshoe tour at the Steamboat Ski Touring Centre. The late early morning tour gives views of the resort, valley and a scenic area of city. 

Cost: $20 which includes snowshoe rentals. RSVP necessary. 

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Fish Creek Fall’s Uranium Mine Trail Snowshoe Tour

Searching for a additional robust journey? The Uranium Mine Trail snowshoe tour is ideal for all those looking for a minimal bit much more of a problem. This hike normally takes spot each Friday at 10 a.m. by March 10, getting members over Fish Creek Falls to see sweeping views of the canyon, resort and bordering hillsides. 

Expense: $20 deposit or snowshoe rentals

Howelsen Hill Snowshoe Tour

A quick length from downtown, this hike starts off with a ride up a chair lift every single Saturday at 10 a.m. by means of March 12. The tour can take members by means of many ecosystems, in accordance to, with indicators of wildlife and excellent sights of the valley and city. 

Charge: $25 which include snowshoe rentals. 

Wintertime Wander, Find out Snowshoeing

This spouse and children and beginner-pleasant tour takes spot at 11 a.m. just about every Saturday through March 11. The 45-moment path navigates simple terrain at Yampatika’s Legacy Ranch just south of town. There is no elevation achieve, but a great deal of views of the resort and valley. A warm place is never significantly absent and warm cocoa is presented following.

Price: $10 includes snowshoes, RSVP necessary. 

Monthly particular plans

The moonlight snowshoe tour will choose area Jan. 6 and Feb. 5. Snowshoe by means of Record with the Tread of Pioneers Museum will acquire position Jan. 18 and a moonlight snowshoe on Rabbit Ears Move will manifest on March 5.

Registration is necessary for all unique programs and will prompt much more information and facts as the dates near. 

Personal excursions are also accessible, but only at precise times on specific times. Reservations can be designed at