Davos Trail just minutes from the town of Vail, CO is stunning in winter! Deep snowbanks sparkle in the bright sun as baren Aspen trees mixed with pines line the trail. The higher you hike the more winter wonderland awaits with views that will take your breath away.
Beginner or avid hiker this is a trail for winter months to get outside!
Almost did not do this hike! While driving up to the trailhead the temperature in my car read 9 degrees outside. Yikes! However, the trail is in full sun so we decided to give it a go. I can tell you now that our Colorado bluebird sunshine days take the cold away. (without the wind) The right attire helps too.
WINTER ASPENS LEAVE A SPELL ON YOU!
I think my mouth dropped several times as we hiked past fields of Aspen trees within the pristine deep snows and the backdrop of deep blue skies behind them. Like a winter picture -postcard!
I could not believe we were here, it was so peaceful. A smile is frozen on my face in the cold brisk air. Only the sounds of birdsong fill the air as we hike farther away from the town of Vail and the highway below.
Did I mention the views? They steal the show as dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Gore Range appear over the horizon and follow you the rest of the way.
One of those trails you won’t forget! Truly sensational hike in the winter.
Highly recommend this for a leisurely day out in winter. It’s a Monday today and very few hikers are about. It has been several days after a big snow and the trail is packed down and easy to hike on with microspikes.
This is what I wear to keep warm: Swaney Ski Mittens with Hand Warmers, Gaiters, Smartwool Fleece Leggings, Footwarmers in my boots, Nano Puff Vest, Nano Puff Jacket, Midweight layer top. Hiking boots with microspikes. My snowshoes are (that we did not need) Women’s Wilderness by Tubbs.
I stay warm and have worn the same clothing for years. I’ve only had to purchase warmers when the winter months come. Having the right attire gets you outside year-round!
5.7 miles out & back
833 elevation gain
Dogs ok on leash
Nearest town: Vail, CO
White River National Forest
Popular for trail running, bikes
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