Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Winter ecology snowshoe hike offered by Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Snowshoe

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ESTES PARK
Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Field Institute Program is offering an educational snowshoe hiking series in Rocky Mountain National Park called “Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families.” Offered February 10 & 24, and March 10 & 31, this four-hour snowshoe hike allows kids and families to explore the serene beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter season.

Participants will be led through snow-covered pine, spruce and fir trees to learn how plants and animals adapt and survive in the winter months. Additionally, hikers will learn about the properties of snow during this class and how it can help local inhabitants survive the long winter months. The destination of this hike will be Hidden Falls, a spectacular frozen waterfall seldom seen by Park visitors. Snowshoes are included for all participants and the hike is free for children age 13 and under. Participants should remember to dress in warm layers with appropriate footwear.

This course is classified as being a moderate hike of less than five miles with an elevation
gain of less than 1,000 feet, and is perfect for beginners who want to try snowshoeing for the first time.

For more information about this snowshoe series or questions on other Rocky Mountain
Conservancy educational adventures please call 970-586- 3262. Participants can also
register online at http://www.rmconservancy.org; advance registration is required.

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