DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As winter approaches and the sun sets earlier, the fun continues after dark in Colorado. The star-filled sky lights a landscape covered in snow that beckons to be explored. From adventures like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to relaxing in hot springs or catching a glimpse of local wildlife, Colorado boasts a number of experiential activities by moonlight.
- Howl with the Wolves in Divide: Wolves are elusive in the wild, but the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is home to wolves, wolf dogs, foxes and coyotes. The center offers full moon tours that include feeding the wolves by flashlight, then hiking to howl with the wolves at the rising moon. www.wolfeducation.org.
- Ride a Snowcat Under the Stars in Crested Butte: Enjoy the thrill of riding in a snowcat to the top of the Red Lady Express Lift and snowshoe the moonlit mountain trails back to the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Moonlight Snowshoe Tours are offered every month under the full moon through the winter. www.skicb.com.
- Learn by Moonlight in Colorado's State Parks: Throughout the fall, several Colorado State Parks host moonlight hikes, led by park naturalists, where visitors can look for animal tracks and listen to the calls of the wild. Then in the winter, moonlit activities continue with snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. www.parks.state.co.us
- Let the Moon Be Your Guide in Rocky Mountain National Park: Take an intimate walking tour of Rocky Mountain National Park by the light of the full moon. Rocky Mountain National Park is also home to ranger-led snowshoe tours. Beginner to advanced level tours are available and include lessons in snowshoeing skills and winter safety. (970) 586-1223
- Explore Nocturnally Atop the Grand Mesa: During full moons, grab snow shoes and cross country skis to trek across 32 miles of groomed landscape on the Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world. www.gmnc.org
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 26 renowned ski resort areas. The state's breathtaking landscape boasts hot springs, the headwaters of four major rivers, peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 10 national parks and monuments, and 54 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet. 800-COLORADO; www.COLORADO.com.
Carly Grimes / 720-289-9366
SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office