Winter Hiking Tips - For Colorado Adventures

Winter Hiking Tips: How to Hike in Snow

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s easy to lose motivation to get outside. It’s not as simple to head outdoors in winter as it is in the warmer months when you can just throw on your shoes and hit the trail. But, with a shift in your mindset and these winter hiking tips, hiking in the winter is actually really fun. It’s a great way to stay active and healthy during the darker months when you might feel inclined to hunker down in front of the tv.

Not only will staying active all year round provide physical benefits but spending time outside in winter can also boost your mood and improve mental health. So, if you’re feeling those winter blues, hiking might just help you combat cabin fever!

Whether you are winter’s biggest fan or not, we want you to feel comfortable getting outside and enjoying all four seasons. This guide to winter hiking will help you get out there, including tips on gear, what to wear, and how to stay safe and warm on the trail.


By Kristen Bor, Bearfoot Theory

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