Beginner's Snowshoeing Tour in Rocky Mountain National Park

This is our most popular snowshoeing tour in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Perfect for beginners and includes snowshoes, trekking poles, hot drink, and tutorial.


Meet in Estes Park, Colorado. Details will be provided after booking.


*Use promo code GALFEMME2024 to enjoy 10% of this tour. Valid for this tour for tour dates February 4-24, 2024.*

Sprague Lake and Glacier Gorge

Intensity: Easy-Moderate

Mileage: 3 miles round trip

Elevation gain: ~500 ft.

Drive time from meeting point to trailhead: 20 minutes 

Trail time: 2 hours (+15 minute tutorial on how to use the gear)

Description:  This tour is perfect if you’re moderately fit and a snowshoeing beginner. We'll start the tour with a 15 minute snowshoeing tutorial where we'll show you how to use the gear and practice moving with it on. Please wear sturdy, waterproof hiking boots for snowshoeing. The 2 hours of hiking will begin after the tutorial

This snowshoeing tour takes us on a trail around Sprague Lake and then through the peaceful, less traveled forest in Glacier Gorge whose rocks were cut by glaciers tens of thousands of years ago. The forest is filled with pristine pine and quaking aspen. It's difficult not to feel a sense of calm and peace in this environment. You can enjoy incredible mountain views from Sprague Lake and the Glacier Gorge trail without the chaos of being on the popular trails.

After booking, you'll receive an email with details like meeting place and time, and tips on how to prepare and what to bring.


$100 per person, includes snowshoes, trekking poles, tutorial, and hot drink. 

Guides do accept tips and they are greatly appreciated since every tour is customized for your group. 10-20% is customary.

Group Size/Age

Minimum group size: 2

Maximum group size: 9

If there are more than 9 women in your group, please email

Tours are for women 18 and up.

Plan Your Stay

Please go to Visit Estes Park to plan your stay.

What’s included/What’s not included

What's included:

  • An experienced guide leading, teaching, and motivating you all the way. You're in good hands with Femme Trek guides! Our guides are trained in Wilderness First Response, First Aid and CPR, and have wilderness survival skills training. We also carry a device to reach emergency services with the click of a button in case of emergency.
  • Snowshoes, trekking poles.
  • Day of tutorial on how to use the gear.
  • Coaching before the hike on how to prepare, how to dress, etc.
  • Hot drinks.

What's not included:

  • Gratuity.
  • Entrance fee to Rocky Mountain National Park ($30/car)
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead.
  • Water/snacks.
  • Warm clothing and rain gear.
  • Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Booking Terms and Conditions for Day Hikes and Snowshoeing Tours


Payment in full is due at the time of booking for day hiking and snowshoeing tours.

Last minute tour bookings will be charged an additional $100 convenience fee (if booked with less than 48 hours notice).


A refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given if a trip is cancelled with 7+ days’ notice.

A 50% refund will be given for trips cancelled with 48 hours’ notice. 

No refund will be given for trips cancelled within 48 hours of trip date.

In the event the trip is cancelled by Femme Trek a full refund will be issued minus a $50 administrative fee. However, Femme Trek is not responsible for expenses incurred due to trip cancellation including but not limited to flights, hotel, rental car, meals, or any other travel expenses incurred. 

Itinerary Changes

We at Femme Trek will do everything possible to honor the trip itinerary you booked with us. However, itineraries are subject to change due to hazardous weather conditions, wildlife, forest fires, park and trail closures, unsafe trail conditions, illness, unforeseen incidents, or other reasons not listed here. If an itinerary needs to be changed, we’ll do everything possible to provide a comparable experience. No refunds will be given for itinerary changes. 

There is no guarantee we will make it to the final destination on the itinerary. Many factors could affect our ability to get to the destination such as illness, injury, weather, wildlife, trail closures, abilities of group members. 

Leaving the Tour Early

If you choose to leave the tour before we have returned, you must sign a release stating that you choose not complete the tour and are releasing Femme Trek from all responsibility. No refunds will be given in this event.