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As the sunsets during a snowshoe tour, guest are treated to the unbelievable beauty of the San Juan Mountains
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Slow down the pace and explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains on a snowshoe tour! Visit some of the breathtaking out-of-bounds terrain with an experienced guide. They’ll enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. We recommend bringing water, snacks, sunscreen waterproof boots, warm layers of clothing, beanie and gloves.


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Ticket price includes a chairlift ride. Snowshoe rentals are offered separately.
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Additional dates may be available upon request
Beginners welcome
Departure Times9:00am & 1:30pm
Meet at the Guest Services area.
Trip Duration2 – 2.5 hours total

Snowshoe Rentals

$15/pair for 24 hours – Purgatory Nordic Center

Snowshoes may not be used in-bounds at the resort except with a guided tour. If you’d like to continue using your rented snowshoes for the duration of the rental period, we recommend checking out Purgatory Flats across the highway from the resort. Molas Lake and Andrews Lake are also great options, just 15 minutes north of Purgatory on highway 550.

  • Group of snowshoers make their way down the mountain as they take in the beauty of Engineer Mountain
  • Young couple on snowshoe tour stops to take in the alluring sunset views
  • Snowshoe tour leads a group to a beautiful overlook of the Needles Mountain Range
  • Snowshoe group being guided into the backcountry to fine an overlook

Book Your Tour

Couple snowshoes through the high alpine landscape as the Needles Mountain Range shines in the background

Join one of our daily scheduled group outings or ask about a private tour. Availability varies.

The fine print

  • Trips canceled 48 hours or more in advance will receive a full refund 
  • Trips canceled less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour will receive a 50% refund or the option to reschedule during the same season for a $50 fee 
  • No refunds will be given for late arrivals or no shows 
  • Purgatory Snowcat Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time due to weather, safety concerns or mechanical issues. Refunds and the option to reschedule is at the discretion of PSA and on a trip by trip basis
  • Minimum of 5 guests are required for Scenic Trips to operate. 

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