There’s just something about a snow-covered landscape that takes your breath away. The pureness and beauty of it all makes you want to be a part of the scenery.
When you pick up snowshoe hiking, you can be a part of the snowy scenery but you do need to be careful. There is certain equipment that you need and things you need to learn to be careful in this environment.
Once you have it down, it’s time to find some of the best locations in the world to hoof it on foot — with your snowshoes. Let’s get into it.
If you’ve been learning snowshoeing tips, you’re most likely ready to hit the trails. All you need is a good place to do your first hike. Lucky for you, we have plenty of ideas ready.
If you want to look out over a snow-covered forest and up at beautiful mountain peaks covered in snow then Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to do this.
You don’t have to bring your own snowshoes if you don’t have them since there is a place to rent them in Estes Park which is the eastern gateway to the national park.
If you’re staying at one of the lodges then you might even get to use their snowshoes for free. Make sure to check when you book so you can be prepared.
Lake Tahoe turns their biking trails into snowshoeing trails in the winter — whether voluntary or involuntarily — in the community of Camp Richardson. If you’re staying at the Northstar California Resort there are almost 22 miles of maintained trails you can get to by gondola lift so you aren’t worn out when you get to the top.
If unspoiled backcountry is what you crave then say hello to Yellowstone National Park. There are many different trails you can take depending on what you want to see, but you should always be on the lookout for wildlife.
Bears may be taking a nap but not the elk, wolves, coyotes and other creatures native to the area.
If you love winter sports then Tirol, Austria is the place to be. There are ski lifts only a short distance from the resorts and you can snowshoe in the fresh alpine air to your heart’s desire.
You can even schedule guided hikes if you don’t want to navigate the terrain on your own.
When you’re in Lapland, Finland snowshoeing, you don’t have to worry about the rowdy skiers. Snowshoeing is an everyday part of life and you can go through many miles of the white wilderness without being disturbed.
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