Winter Hiking Gear Tips

Skiing gets all the winter activity attention in Colorado, and with good reason. However, add hiking in the winter to your list of possibilities to keep exploring the mountains year-round with friends and family.

With the sun beaming down through much of winter, trails can still be partially dry or just snow-packed and don’t require snowshoes to tromp along. In fact, that sunshine on a south-facing mountainside can even be deceiving and look dry. Don’t be fooled; be prepared with the right gear in your pack for when the trail slopes in the shade and a thick layer of slick snow and ice appear.

All of this gear should be purchased in advance, so when you decide to hit the trail you can just go, especially since some of these items require proper sizing.

Click here to read my full list of gear suggestions in this Denver Post article.