Looking for another fun Colorado Rocky Mountain experience for your family? How about a good ol’ fashioned sleigh ride?
Cuddle up with your loved ones underneath warm blankets and enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa while roasting marshmallows. Or gaze at the stars and dive into a three course meal. Local sleigh ride outfitters offer a variety of tour lengths and packages, some include meals.
Dashing Thru the Snow offers great family fun at an affordable price. One hour rides through secluded woods and meadows under warm woolen blankets to the sound of bells jingling. Along the way, stop to warm up by the fire while sipping hot cocoa and roasting marshmallows. Rides are available as a group or private.
Cabin Creek Stables at Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers a wide variety of sleigh rides including one hour rides, one-half hour rides, dinner rides, morning and evening feed options, special request options, livery service to Ranch House Restaurant or Heck’s, and DTR driver’s education. They also offer individual horseback rides and pony rides for the younger ones.
Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA offers a variety of winter horse activities for your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Enjoy their hot cocoa sleigh ride or dinner sleigh ride. Sombrero Stables also offers private two person rides and winter horseback rides.
Winding River Resort is a family friendly camping and lodging resort on the North Fork of the Colorado River bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. Offering group and private rides.
Tips for a memorable sleigh ride experience:
Ask your wrangler the draft horse team’s names. Dress warmly. Sing “Jingle Bells” at the top of your lungs, if so inspired.