Fall & Winter Recreation
Did you know CPW offers all kinds of recreation opportunities during the fall-winter season? From fall colors and ice fishing, to cozy winter getaways and holiday-themed events, we’ve got tons of things to do.
Visit our calendar of events for a full list of seasonal fun, family-friendly fall and winter activities.
Plan a day trip to view Colorado's breathtaking fall confetti of changing leaves.
See details about fall color viewing tips and trips by car.
Bundle up, grab your rod and tackle box and head out to some great
ice fishing spots.
Skiing and Snowshoeing
Glide across Colorado's world-renown fluffy power with your cross country skis or strap on your snowshoes to crunch through a trail of untredded powder.
See more about
skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.
Sledding and Skating
Take the kids out sledding or give them the experience of skating among towering pines and mountain vistas on natural surface ponds and lakes.
See more about sledding and skating.
Snowmobiling opportunities exist around Colorado. Visit our
snowmobiling section or check trail condition reports on the Colorado Snowmobile Clubs website.
Depending on the weather conditions and terrain, winter hiking can require snow shoes, strap-on ice cleats, snacks, trekking poles, cameras, binoculars and wildlife guide books.
Contact a State Park for individual winter hike opportunities.
Nothing compares to waking up to a snowy, high country morning in comfort. Extend your winter mini-vacation at one of our cabins or yurts. Both are available for reservations!
Winter Wildlife Viewing
Rediscover Colorado wildlife in the wintertime. Take up bird watching (or keep an eye out for the bigger animals), or hone your photography skills with winter's softer lighting.
Read more about winter wildlife viewing.