Snow Bear Condominiums

Snowshoeing

Venture where the silence fills your ears. Explore some of the less-beaten paths of the winter season and snowshoe the many trails around Taos Ski Valley. Snowshoe rentals are available at local ski shops and trail maps are plentiful at the Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce in the Resort Center.
If it’s covered in snow, go for it!

Having an Access Permit to hike the Northside offers expanded areas to explore. See the trail map here.

Northside at Taos Ski Valley is:

• 1,300 acres
• 2,800 ft. vertical gain
• Highest point is 12,163 ft. Frazer Mountain
• Approximately 25 miles of old roads and trails
• Area is covered with Aspen, Englemann and Blue Spruce, Western White Fir and rarely seen Red Fir, and Bristlecone Pine.
• Home to herds of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk, and Mule Deer.

Local Snowshoe Trails

Name of Trail
Distance
Hiking Trail Horse Trail Mountain Bike Trail Snowmobile Trail Cross Country Ski Trail Snowshoeing all terrain vehicle Motorcycle Wilderness Area
Level
Gavilan Trail 3.3miles one way X
X



X


X Expert
Italianos Canyon Trail 59 3.7 miles one way  X X


X

X Expert
Bull-Of-The-Woods 3 miles one way X X

X X

X Expert
Manzanita Canyon Trail 58 4.2 miles one way X X


X


Expert
Wheeler Peak Trail 90 8 miles one way X X

X X

X Expert
Williams Lake Trail 62 2 miles one way X X

X X

X Novice
Yerba Canyon Trail 61 3.9 miles one way X X





X Expert

Snowshoe Tours – Taos Snowshoe Adventures

Snowshoe Adventures in New Mexico’s Pristine Wilderness!

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Snowshoe Tours - Northside at Taos Ski Valley

Snowshoe Tours - Northside at Taos Ski Valley Join Northside for a beautiful 2 hour guided snowshoe tour in Taos Ski Valley.

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Snowshoe Rentals

Don't own snowshoes?...No problem rent by the day at Cottam's Ski Shops. Located in the heart of the Village. Reservations recommended.

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