Non-Skiers: Enjoy These Fun Winter Activities in ColoradoPosted on Feb 04, 2019
Mention winter activities in Colorado and what immediately comes to mind is skiing. While skiing in Colorado, you'll enjoy some magnificent scenery and stay active during the cold months. However, not everyone skis-some may have limited mobility or just feel uncomfortable on the slopes. If you are one of those individuals, you'll find there are plenty of other activities here in the Centennial State.
#1. ATV Riding
Riding an ATV will allow you to access trails and roads that might otherwise be closed during winter. Don't own a four-wheeler? That's no problem, as many outfitters offer rentals, and there are even guided tours available in many areas.
#2. Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is ideal for those who love to spend time outdoors, but are sensitive to the cold. You can rent a heated ice fishing house where you can drop a line (or two) and hopefully catch some trout or crappie. According to the Denver Post, lakes in the Front Range contain some of the biggest walleye in the world, with the state's record weighing in at more than 18 pounds.
#3. Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Many cities such as Old Colorado City offer horse-drawn carriage tours, which are a great way to see local sites. You could also visit a Christmas tree farm for a quiet ride through the woods to pick out your own specimen. Grab a cozy blanket and hot cup of cocoa and you're all set.
The winter landscape provides unique shots that cannot be captured during any other season. Not only that, but you'll have different opportunities to photograph wildlife and animal tracks. Who knows, your pictures might just wind up on a postcard one day.
It's relatively easy to master the art of snowshoeing. You can rent a pair of snowshoes and set of poles rather inexpensively, then head out for a gentle stroll at your own pace. Snowshoes can be worn anywhere, meaning that you are also in control of your terrain. Visit the Rocky Mountain National Park, Mueller State Park, or Brainard Lake Recreation Area for some of the best snowshoeing in the country.
#6. Visit the Library
There's bound to be some days when you would rather not go outside. On those occasions, visit your local library and bring home a few good books that you can curl up with in front of your fireplace.
These activities will allow you to make the most of winter, even if you are not an avid skier. Looking for a place in close proximity to all these activities? If so, please contact us.