State Forest State Park hosts full moon showshoe open house & potluck in Gould

The snow-covered, winter woods beckon at State Forest State Park’s first of two Full Moon events on Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at dusk. The second Full Moon will be on Saturday, March 10. Snowshoe or cross country ski the 6-mile Gould Loop that starts outside the Moose Visitor Center. The route is studded with glow sticks to guide skiers and snowshoers.

Everyone gets their “glow on” with glow-in-the-dark jewelry. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided along the trail at the Chocolate Cabin and everyone is invited to bring food for the potluck at the Moose Visitor Center.

The Full Moon Open House provides a break from cabin fever and an opportunity to discover the magic of moonlight on snow and maybe see a moose. Temperatures drop when the sun sets, so be sure to bundle up.

Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

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