Powderhorn Ski Resort
Skiing, Biking, Hiking: Located less than an hour away from Palisade, Colorado, Powderhorn Ski Resort is a fantastic family resort that offers a vertical drop of 1,650 feet and 600 skiable acres. The average snowfall is 250 acres with 20 percent of the trail dedicated to beginners, 50 percent for intermediate skiers and 30 percent for advanced and expert.
In the summer, mountain bikers and hikers can escape the heat by hitting the slopes. Powderhorn Resort offers cross-country trails that are 6 miles in length, primarily for mountain bikers but are also open for hiking. Trails range from intermediate to advanced and bikers will experience an elevation change of about 800 feet. Trail maps and condition information are available at the trailhead.
To get there, take I-70 east toward Denver. Take Exit 49, which is Highway 65. About 20 miles on Highway 65, you’ll find the entrance to Powderhorn Resort, which is also known as Powderhorn Road.