Hiking Gear We Like for Winter

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.

Shorter days and snowy weather doesn’t mean the end of outdoor fun in Colorado Springs. With the right hiking gear, you can still enjoy winter hikes whether it’s near the city or out in the foothills of Pikes Peak.

3 Hiking Gear Essentials for Winter

From your head to your toes, here are three hiking gear necessities for tackling 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 hiking gear for icy trails
Photo courtesy Kahtoola

Easy slip-on for most boots gives traction on ice and snow-crusted trails.
rei.com, mtnchalet.com

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, ultra compact and just 9 ounces per pair—perfect for stability on steep or snowy trails.
mtnchalet.com, rei.com

Check out Some Trails to Test the Hiking Gear

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

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