Winter Wonderland

Winter at Corkins Lodge is a truly magical time. Our wilderness retreat is transformed into a winter wonderland with an amazing amount of snow. Each of our cabins comes with a fireplace or wood-burning stove stocked with firewood to keep you cozy.

Winter Details

Active Dates: November to March

Average Snowfall: The area averages 96 inches per year

Average Temperatures: High 39℉ Low of 8℉

Winter Activities: Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Cross-Country Skiing (please bring your own gear)

Log House Cabin blanketed with snow and iciciles
Person in the snow with snow covered trees
Log Cabin with snow on ground and trees
Brazos Cliffs Blanketed with Snow

Winter in Chama, NM

Each year at Corkins Lodge, the snow starts to fall as early as mid-October. By the end of November, our wilderness landscape is blanketed with beautiful white snow. The snow begins to melt in March and April, and the snowmelt from on top of the Brazos Cliffs creates New Mexico’s Highest Waterfall in the Spring.

Winter is so great at Corkins the New Mexico Tourism Department featured us in this video about snowshoeing. 

Winter Activities

Guests can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the many hiking trails in our backyard. Guests will need to bring their gear as we don’t provide equipment. The nearest winter equipment rental outfitters are at Cottam’s Ski Shops in Santa Fe or Taos, NM (2 hours) or several outfitters in Pagosa Springs, CO (1 hour 20 minutes).

Guests also enjoy making snowmen, having snowball fights, playing board games indoors, and snuggling up in the cabins with a warm fire in the fireplaces or wood-burning stoves.

Snowy landscape with three people walking and brazos cliffs in the background
hree deer under the Corkins Lodge sign with sow on the ground and trees

Winter Trip Planning

Due to the snowpack, we recommend 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles in the winter as they provide an advantage for slippery road conditions. We also encourage guests to shop for groceries on their way.


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15% Off for NM Residents

15% Off for NM Residents

New Mexico Residents Save 15% Off Fall through Spring. We love that we have been the secret wilderness retreat for many New Mexico residents for decades.

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4th Night Free

Stay 3 Nights Get the 4th Night Free – a 25% Discount. Our Corkins Lodge fans report that the more time they spend in our mountain wilderness retreat, the more relaxed, calm, and balanced they feel.

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Winter Photos

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