Devils Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing

The 4th most popular XC Ski in Colorado.

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Near Fraser, the Devils Thumb ranch grooms 120 km of cross country skiing trails for classical and skate skiing running through pine forest and open meadows. The 13,000 feet peaks along the Continental Divide line the trails.

From Denver: West on I-70 to exit 232 HWY 40 west. Pass through Winter Park and Fraser. 3.5 miles past Fraser take a right on county road 83 and follow 3.5 miles to the ranch.

Overall, Devils Thumb Ranch is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 51 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Devils Thumb Ranch including Frisco Nordic Center, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, Eldora Mountain Resort, Latigo Ranch, Keystone Nordic Center and Breckenridge Nordic.


Local Contact(s):  Devils Thumb Nordic Shop (970) 726-8231; Arapaho National Forest (303) 498-1100; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Winter Trails Colorado" from Andy Lightbody

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Mixed

Base Camp:  Devils Thumb Ranch, Fraser (970) 726-9038

Luxury Loding:  The Vintage Hotel (970) 726-8801

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Kitchen, Winter Park

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Article Source:   Best Devils Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing Review

GPS:  39.95616, -105.78323

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  9/25/2018

ID:  12250

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Devils Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing Map