Thank you for a wonderful winter. Royal Gorge is now closed for the season.
Classic Skiing
Hit your stride on the snow.
Km Groomed
About Classic Skiing at Royal Gorge

At Royal Gorge, classic cross-country skiing provides a unique opportunity to glide through a pristine winter wonderland under your own power. Enjoy the serenity of the wilderness on miles of groomed, tracked trails while getting a phenomenal aerobic workout. Traditional or classic cross-country skiing is performed both on ungroomed terrain, as well as on trails that have been groomed and tracked with parallel grooves cut into the snow. With this method, each ski is pushed forward independently from the other in a striding motion, alternating foot to foot. Skiers use poles to assist them, with poles planted opposite the forward-striding foot.

Royal Gorge offers:

  • State-of-the-art equipment rentals
  • Daily group lessons with experienced instructors
  • Terrain for all ability levels from first-timers through advanced striders
Royal Gorge Interactive Trail Map
Explore Royal Gorge
Offering 0 of trails across 6 distinct track systems for you to explore.
Classic Cross Country Rentals Available at Royal Gorge for Stride.
A full fleet of ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Summit Station Lodge, ready for you to hit the trails.
All Day XC Rental Package
Other rentals and packages available.
Classic Cross Country Striding Lessons at Royal Gorge.
Lesson Packages
Our team of seasoned, professional instructors are at the ready to help you learn this great sport.
Royal Gorge Warming Huts Along North America's Largest Trail Network
Warming Huts
Warming Huts
Eight classic warming huts are scattered across Royal Gorge's 159.6 trail network. Stop by any of the huts to take in the views or just enjoy the peace and quiet.
Skate Ski Events:
Friday, June 28
Summer Apr├Ęs at Summit Station
Royal Gorge Cross Country Trail Passes Tickets
Trail Passes
Trail Passes
Access the largest cross country resort in North America with an affordable trail pass. Passes can be purchased at Summit Station or online. Please check the conditions report prior to your arrival. Royal Gorge is open daily from 8:30am - 4:00pm.
Add Day Trail Pass
Children (0-12), Super Senior (75+) Ski $15
Adult (23 - 64)
Young Adult (13-22, Senior(65-75)
Dog Pass