Boulder Travel Guide
Winter sports in Colorado are not limited to skiing and snowboarding. You can strap on a pair of snowshoes and tramp along many trails you would walk in summer, taking in stunning views and getting a fair amount of exercise, too. Don’t forget the sunscreen—at this altitude, you can sunburn quickly, even in winter. Dressing in layers is also imperative, as temperatures and weather conditions can fluctuate dramatically throughout the day.
The Brainard Lake Recreation Area. In the Roosevelt National Forest, the Brainard Lake Recreation Area has well-marked trails and gorgeous views of the snow-covered Indian Peaks and the Continental Divide. 4 miles west of Hwy. 72 on Brainard Lake Rd. (Rte. 102) at Ward. Drive west on Hwy. 119 to Nederland and turn north at Hwy. 72, Brainard Lake Rd., Ward, CO, 80481. 303/541–2500. www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/brainard.