XC Skiing & Snowshoeing

From tracked and groomed meadow trails to steep backcountry climbs, Grand County, Colorado has a Nordic experience for skiers and snowshoers of every level. Several commercial centers and a multitude of backcountry sites give skiers and snowshoers plenty of options to choose from. Take a look at these trail recommendations to find out why Grand County is considered a premier destination for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Many cross-country skiers and snowshoers seek out our vast backcountry trails. After all, 70 percent of the county's area is public land. For more detailed information on the following areas, consult these links:

In addition, the area offers various Nordic centers, local retail shops, and ski clubs that are staffed with experienced skiers and snowshoers who can provide valuable information about permits and accessing these remote areas. For more information on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and all things nordic, visit the Grand Nordic website to learn about nordic centers, backcountry trails, nordic resorts, reports and news. Plus, explore our local shops and Nordic centers below: