Join us on a very casual 1-1/2 mile snowshoe activity in the national forest behind the historic Winks Lodge in Gilpin County.
We'll leave from the Westminster Center RTD park & ride for Winks Lodge at 9:00AM. Expect ~1 hour drive to the lodge. The drive is on a very hilly, steep, winding, two lane mountain road. Not for the faint-hearted.
The snowshoe activity is considered easy to moderate with ~300 foot elevation gain, with some parts of the trail/road a bit steep. It will be a slow paced snow trek with lots of rest stops to make the day enjoyable for all.
We have permission to park on the FlyFisher Group property, then walk or be shuttled by 4x4 or all-wheel drive (if the Winks Way road is plowed) the 1/5 mile uphill to the Winks Lodge.
After the snowshoe trek, we are invited to drop Gary Jackson's cabin, built in 1926. Gary's family was one of the original families to build in the historic Lincoln Hills Country Club Resort where Wendell Winks built Winks Lodge.