As winter snows begin to blanket Colorado, campgrounds are transformed into winter wonderlands.
Some have their own unique onsite activities, such as sleigh rides, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, while others serve as base camps for winter festivals or organize their own unique winter activities, which range from wine tastings and gourmet dinners to workshops in wilderness survival, winter sketching and winter photography.
Private horse drawn sleigh rides are available at Winding River Resort in Grand Lake, Colo., which also has a fleet of 70 snowmobile rentals that can be rented to anyone with a driver’s license. While the resort’s campsites are buried in snow in winter, the 8,800-foot park has heated rental cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.
Snowmobile, snow shoe and ice fishing enthusiasts also frequent Muddy Creek Cabins in Kremmling, Colo. The park has 10 rental cabins, each of which is equipped with bathrooms, kitchens and gas fireplaces.
Denver area residents also enjoy visiting Jellystone Park Larkspur, which offers cabin and park model rental accommodations as well as yurts. Onsite activities include sledding, ice skating and disc golf. The campground also has goats, which children can feed and interact with year round.
Meanwhile, Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo. is open through the winter months, offering a base camp for RV enthusiasts who enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing and dog sledding activities nearby.
– Grand County, Colorado, photo courtesy Visit Colorado