How to get to Silvercrest from 10th Ave. S., Head east Hwy. 87/89: At Armington Junction, turn right on Highway 89. Go past Monarch and Neihart. Approximately 7.5 miles south of Neihart, turn right into the Kings Hill Winter Recreation Parking Area. The entrance is located across from mile marker #30. Attendants will guide you to the parking area. Plan 80 minutes of travel time.
What Can I Expect on a Snowshoe Hike?
An experience similar to walking
A winter activity the whole family can enjoy
Twice as much effort as walking (if you can hike two miles, you can snowshoe one mile)
Watching your step to keep from falling
Being cold and then warming up quickly. Dressing in layers will help.
Sweating and heat loss. Using a wicking layer and covering your head works well.
Cooling down rapidly when you stop. Be sure to bundle up when idle.