East Rim Martinez Canyon

If you don't have much time and want a quick x-country ski or snowshoe through the quiet beauty of the winter woods, go into the San Juan National Forest through gate 10 off San Jose Court (see map at right).  This is a convenient spot to go before work, during your lunch hour, or for a short evening outing.  Of course your experience will be best after fresh snow.

There are usually several miles of trails that individuals have created -- unless you are the first to arrive after a fresh snow.  Follow existing tracks or set your own.  You can't get lost as long as you don't cross the canyon.  You may not see them and can easily forget they are there, but you are never very far from homes.
General Directions: 
You can access San Jose Court (Gate 10) via North Pagosa Boulevard to Lake Forest Circle.  Turn on Arrowhead Drive.  See map below.  (Note that you can zoom out and click and drag the map.)

San Jose Ct Gate 10