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Get in step with snowshoe race series at Routt, Moffat County spots

Craig Press Staff Report

With no shortage of white powder lately in Northwest Colorado, getting out into the snow for upcoming activities is a must with an abundance of opportunities to lace up your shoes and hit the trail.

But, not the shoes you might be thinking…

The Dinosaur 100 Trail Race Series snowshoe races run January and February at locations in Moffat and Routt counties.

All races begin at 10 a.m. Saturdays starting Jan. 19 at the following spots:

Jan. 19 — Loudy-Simpson Park

Jan. 26 — Rabbit Ears Pass, Fox Curve

Feb. 2 — Stagecoach State Park

Feb. 9 — Steamboat Lake

Each race is designed to be approximately 3.2 to 4.2 miles, a 5K or longer. Courses are designed to appeal to snowshoers of all experience levels, said organizer Mike Mathisen.

“The races are designed to be family-friendly and more recreationally-oriented,” he said. “These are to be fun races and encourage people to snowshoe and get out in the mountains and parks.

Advance entry is $25 apiece, though prices go up the day of each race.

For more information, visit snowshoesteamboat.com or Dinsoaur100.com.