Our Columbine Lake area is an excellent place to take a snowshoe stroll in the woods. The three greatest things about snowshoeing are:
1) Trails can be established pretty much anywhere.
2) It’s easy to do. If you’re good at walking you’ll be able to snowshoe.
3) It’s a wonderfully pleasant form of exercise that is easy on the joints.
I have typically set trails throughout the eastern section of the neighborhood from our home base at the very end of Primrose Lane. I’ve gotten a pretty good start so far this year and I welcome you to enjoy and, if you’re up to it, extend the current trails which you will find in the following places:
From the end of Primrose: Feel free to go through our yard to access trail that goes east (you’re now in RMNP) and drops down and crosses Little Columbine Creek. From there you can go north around a loop in RMNP land that is east of Alpine Circle (another good access point) – or find the spur that continues northwards along border of RMNP and Alpine Circle to Western Rd (near where snowmobile trail crosses). You’ll also find a trail along the north side of the Little Columbine Creek which crosses the creek half way down and puts you up onto Primrose. There is also a trail along south side of CL border that starts on Holly Place and runs east to connect with the east end of Primrose (back to our place). From the Holly access point it is a short distance down to the lake by the office.