Winter Programs

Winter is coming…and Yampatika Naturalists are excited to work with you!

2017-2018 Winter Programs

Tuesday & Thursday: Ski with a Naturalist

  • December 12, 2017- March 15, 2018
  • Location: Werner, Meet at the large trail sign at the top of the Gondola where the “Why Not” trail starts.
  • Time: 1:30 pm start.
  • Lift ticket not included. Free program, No registration required.
  • Sponsored by Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

 Friday: Uranium Mine Snowshoe Tour

  • December 15, 2017- March 16, 2018
  • Location: Fish Creek Falls Parking lot ($5 parking fee) (Ages 12+)
  • Moderately strenuous tour along breathtaking Fish Creek Canyon hiking up the Uranium Mine trail
  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  • FREE, Registration required ( or 970.871.9151)
  • Sponsored by the US Forest Service

Saturdays: Emerald Mountain

  • December 16, 2017- March 17, 2018
  • Location: Howelsen Hill/Emerald Mountain (Ages 12+)
  • Time: 10 am – 12 pm
  • Cost: $20 includes snowshoes
  • Registration required ( or 970.871.9151)

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour

  • Date: December 3rd; January 1st; January 31st; March 1st  
  • Times vary call or email for details! (Ages 18+)
  • Meeting Location: Will be sent after your registration is confirmed! 
  • Cost: $20, includes snowshoes
  • Registration required ( or 970.871.9151)

Private Tours

Looking for a special tour catered to your interests? Have family or friends looking for a fun outing? Or maybe you are looking for a birthday party calling for something different? Private tours allow you to plan your time with a Yampatika Naturalist. We can offer:

  • An invigorating snowshoe or cross country ski to discover the world of winter for all levels and abilities, near the town center or even further on Rabbit Ears Pass. Tour options include:
    • Emerald Mountain
    • Uranium Mine
    • Spring Creek
    • Several options on Rabbit Ears Pass
  • A bird watching adventure, even in winter!
  • Family oriented programs!
  • Your own unique experience!

Our Naturalists are creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. We will work with you to plan a custom program that will suit your needs best.

Complete an online request: click here!

Email or call 970.871.9151.



Well organized, custom tours are a wonderful asset to conference participants. Through these exclusive opportunities, they can get a taste of the area, its history, beautiful surroundings and the community’s character. Yampatika tours meet your needs. Our local staff has all the connections to provide a unique Yampa Valley experience.

Email or call 970-871-9151.


Yampatika is a permittee of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and an equal opportunity employer.


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