Mankind has been enjoying Cross Country Skiing for thousands of years and is said to have started in Scandinavia. Here in Colorado, Cross Country Skiing is a way of life for some, and a fun winter sport for the rest of us.

With the snowfall in the state is expected to be generous this winter, we're taking a look at some of the most popular areas throughout the state for Cross Country Skiing.

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Great Trails for Cross Country Skiing in Colorado

You can get started with a handful of trails on the Grand Mesa near Grand Junction and branch out to other popular areas of the state if you are looking for great ski trails. A few that come to mind close to home include the Grand Mesa Skyway Cross Country Ski Area, West Bench Trail in the Grand Mesa National Forest, County Line Trail inside the Grand Mesa National Forest, and finally Ward Creek Reservoir Winter Loop. 

Scroll through the photo gallery below to see some of the more popular Cross Country Ski areas throughout Colorado.

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