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Winter Solstice Snowshoe

US Forest Service Office

Date: 12/21/2019 - 12/21/2019
Starts: 10:00am
Ends: 2:00pm

Yampatika's Winter Solstice Program is a moderately strenuous snowshoe tour taking place on Rabbit Ears Pass on the first official day of winter! You will explore this winter wonderland with a Naturalist looking for animal tracks and learning about what animals do during the winter! Learn more about what happens on a solstice and why they occur.

The route will vary depending on snow conditions, group size, and the weather. If the driving conditions are not favorable and safe to drive up the pass, then the group will move the destination closer to town.  

Important details:

  • Location: Rabbit Ears Pass
  • Where do you meet: US Forest Service Office (925 Weiss Drive)
  • What time and how long is the tour: The group meets at 9:45 a.m. and departs at 10 a.m. for the pass returning by 2 p.m.
  • Note: Participants will carpool to the trailhead so be prepared to drive up the pass!
  • Cost: $20 and includes snowshoes if you need them (indicate this as you check out)

What to wear:

    • Waterproof winter boots and wool socks
    • waterproof pants or gators over your pants
    • Dress in layers and avoid cotton.
    • Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and gloves


What to bring in your daypack:

  • Water bottles (2 liters at least) and snacks.
  • Extra layers (fleece or down shirt or jacket, and a waterproof/windproof jacket, thick mittens)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand/toe warmers (optional for people who get really cold hands/feet)
  • Camera for pictures of the views of the Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs.

If you have additional questions or need more information please email info@yampatika.org or call the office at (970) 871-9151.