James Peak Wilderness Area~ Snowshoeing

If the saying goes, “There’s no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing,” then with the right gear you can explore some great places deep in the mountains of Colorado. With just over 17,000 acres, James Peak Wilderness Area gives you a multitude of options for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Covering my two favorites, are the Crater Lake Trail (just outside of Rollinsville) or tackling James Peak Summit- the flagship of the wilderness area.
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James Peak via Saint Marry’s Glacier

All the stunning panoramic scenery of a 14er- packed into a 13er! Topped off with a glacier and beautiful alpine lake, making James Peak a must hike in the Peak to Peak Region. The flagship and highest peak in Gilpin County- where I call home- can be reached in number of ways. I recommend the route via Saint Mary’s Glacier near Idaho Springs. After the hike, there are good many options to finish off a great day of trekking- and relax those tired muscles. As for the Read more