Step into ski bindings or strap on a snowboard at Monarch Mountain or Ski Cooper for family-friendly fun – without the long lines at many other ski resorts. Both areas also offer backcountry cat skiing for fresh powder turns and hike-in terrain. You’ll find hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobiling access from the Wet Mountains of eastern Custer County to the tall peaks near Leadville. The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center grooms trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat bikes.
Before venturing into the backcountry, be sure to check avalanche conditions with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
Enjoy float trips, kayaking, whitewater parks for kayakers, river surfers and SUPs, or convenient fishing access points and high alpine lakes.
The Central Mountains have the highest concentration of 14ers in Colorado, old mining roads and hundreds of miles of trails.
Experience an adrenaline-filled activity at a zipline or adventure parks, or spend a day relaxing day with a round of golf or soaking in a natural hot springs.
Go skiing or snowboarding at Monarch Mountain or Ski Cooper, find miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, XC skis, snowshoes or fat bike.
Explore the history of the area, visit historic townsites, on interpretive mining history trails, or visit a dinosaur museum.