Snowshoeing

Arrowhead is blessed with an abundance of winter snowshoe trails ranging from an easy mile, to a moderate difficulty of 6+ miles. Rental gear is available at BC Sports Arrowhead, located in the heart of Arrowhead Village to make your trek as convenient as possible. Below you can find a synopses of the beautiful trails Arrowhead has to offer for your enjoyment:

Navajo Trail:

      Distance: .25 miles

      Difficulty Level: Easy

      Winter Grooming: None

This children’s trail is an integral part of the playground and may be accessed from the east or west end of the playground. It consists of two connected loops, lower and upper. Along the way on both loops are balance beams, stepping-stone tree stumps, and a viewing platform overlooking the playground. The lower loop provides access to the children’s slide.

Cherokee Trail:

      Distance: 1 mile loop 

      Difficulty Level: Easy

      Winter Grooming: None

Designed with families and fitness in mind, there are fitness stations along the way and benches at the top for enjoying the view. The trail can be accessed either across from the skier drop off circle on Cresta Road, or across Cresta Road from the Arrowbahn lift. The trail accesses great views of the Community, Country Club of the Rockies and Arrowhead Mountain.

Ute Trail:  

      Distance: 6 miles round trip

      Elevation: 1200 feet

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

      Winter Grooming: None

This trail begins at the marked signs east of the lift at the Arrowhead base. The Ute trail ends at the 3 mile point where it connects via Little Brave with the Village to Village trail.  

Apache Trail:

      Distance: 4.6 miles round trip

      Difficulty Level: Easy – Moderate

      Winter Grooming: None

 This trail serves as a connector between the Ute Trail and Piece of Cake. The trail may be accessed from the Arrowhead base by either starting at the Ute Trail entrance or by heading up the ski hill onto Piece of Cake and intersecting the Apache Trail after about one mile. The Ute trail entrance at Blinky’s reaches the junction with the Apache Trail at about 2.3 miles.

Mud Springs-Arrowhead Mountain Trail-Yurt-Village to Village: 

     Distance: 7 miles round trip loop

     Elevation: 1500 feet 

     Difficulty Level: Moderate

     Winter grooming: Mud Springs to the Yurt is groomed weekly and after heavy snowfall

This popular winter snowshoe route offers shelter from the wind. It can be hiked as a loop or one-way to the Arrowbahn lift for download. Walk up or take the shuttle to Cresta Road, turn right onto Cabin Creek Lane. The trail head is at the end of Cabin Creek Lane. Follow the Mud Springs Trail to the Arrowhead Mountain Trail to the Yurt returning via Village to Village.

Arrowhead Loop Hikes:

     Distance: Varies

     Elevation: Varies

     Difficulty Level: Easy

Arrowhead Mountain provides a wonderful variety of loop hikes for all ages and abilities: Ute-Apache-Piece of Cake Loop (5.5 miles +/-) Ute-Village to Village Loop (6 miles +/-) Ute-Village to Village-Arrowhead Mountain Trail-Cresta Drive (7 miles +/-).

The Country Club of the Rockies:

      Distance: 6 miles

      Elevation: None

      Difficulty Level: Easy 

      Winter grooming: Daily with dedicated cross-country tracks

During the winter season, the golf course at CCR is typically transformed into a dual use track groomed for cross-country skiing and show-shoeing. This winter track is available to CCR Members, Arrowhead property owners and their accompanied guests only.  While the classic cross-country track cannot yet be set for the season with current snow conditions, skate skiing, snowshoeing and walking are currently permitted. Once the cross-country track is set, the Club requests that all snowshoers and walkers refrain from using the lanes to avoid damaging them. Snow bikes are not allowed on the track at any time. The Club requests that any pet waste resulting from use of the track be removed with the complimentary bags provided at various locations throughout the route. 

A map of the CCR track can be found below:

Vail Club 50, in consultation with Eagle County Public Health, suggests the following guidelines for safer carpooling:

  • In traveling to trailheads, no more than 2 people in a 4-passenger vehicle (i.e., Jeep Wrangler), 3 people in a 5-passenger vehicle (i.e., Subaru Outback), and no more than 4 people in a 7-8 passenger vehicle (i.e., Chevrolet Suburban).
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer after touching any common or high-touch surfaces. 
  • Keep windows cracked to ensure proper ventilation.

Wear face coverings while in the car. 

  • Avoid bodily contact during transport (no handshakes, arm assists to and from the car, etc.) 
  • Carry and handle your own equipment such as backpacks, camelbacks and hiking poles.

For a map of the course

McCoy Park Nordic Area

The Nordic Sports Center, located across from the covered bridge in the Strawberry Park building and next to chair 12 the Strawberry Park express lift. Offering a complete rental shop with Classical, Skate, Telemark and Snowshoe equipment rentals. Also offered are daily scheduled and private lessons and tours, ticket sales, as well as retail and snacks. More information can be found at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center web page.

McCoy Peak Nordic Trail Map

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