Gear We Like for a Winter Hike

    Shorter days and icy paths don't have to end your outdoor adventures. Here's some winter gear that will help you on your snowy hike in Colorado Springs.

    Eukarya headlamp a winter gear favorite
    Eukarya headlamp is made of reusable materials. Photo courtesy of Eukarya.

    Shorter days and snowy weather doesn’t mean the end of outdoor fun in Colorado Springs. With the right gear, you can still enjoy winter hikes whether it’s near the city or out in the foothills of Pikes Peak. Here are some must-haves to tackle snowy, slushy or icy trails.

    Eukarya Headlamp

    Stylish, eco-friendly and hot off a successful Kickstarter campaign, it features  reusable wood, recycled aluminum and a USB rechargeable battery.

    Kahtoola MICROspikes

    Kahtoola Microspikes are great winter gear for hiking icy trails
    Photo courtesy Kahtoola

    Easy slip-on for most boots gives traction on ice and snow-crusted trails.

    Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking/Running Poles

    Winter gear must-have Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking/running poles
    Photo courtesy Black Diamond

    Foldable, ultracompact and just 9 ounces per pair—perfect for stability on steep or snowy trails.

    Trails to Test the Gear

    Here are some hikes in and around Colorado Springs where you can test out your winter gear.

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    Trails: Hiking Pulpit Rock