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Cross Country SkiingWinter recreation is increasingly popular in the Alpine Triangle. Visitors usually stay in the local communities and seek recreational opportunities on the public lands. With its 80 miles of groomed trails, Lake City has become a hub for snowmobile enthusiasts. The Silverton area offers mountaineering and winter survival training, along with cross-country skiing. Ouray is famous for its hot springs pool and ice climbing opportunities.

Big game hunting occurs throughout the area, although much of the high country is subject to season-ending snowstorms.

Mountain biking, horseback riding, technical mountain climbing, nature study, photography and rock-hounding provide many hours of enjoyment for visitors to the Alpine Triangle.