Tools & Resources
Prior to 4WD, the transportation choices for snowbound areas were sleighs and sled dogs. While these are not used as much for transportation today, you and your family can enjoy them in a more leisurely and romantic fashion this winter.
As always, please call before venturing out to any snow activity to confirm availability, weather conditions and directions. All information is subject to change.
Enjoy daytime horse-drawn sleigh rides (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) through the Haviland Lake area.
Durango Dog Ranch
Teams of Siberian and Alaskan Huskies take visitors on dog sled adventures between mid-November and mid-April (weather permitting).
Lake City Carriage Company
Offering 10-minute, 20 minute and 45 minute horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Holiday season sleigh rides in the Mesa Verde area.
Aspen Carriage and Sleigh
Half-hour horse-drawn sleigh rides through the Aspen Golf Course.
Maroon Bells Lodge and Outfitters
Horse-drawn sleigh rides with hot cocoa and cookies at the lodge afterwards. Sister company Krabloonik Restaurant and Kennels offers dog sledding in the Aspen-Snowmass area.
Beaver Creek -
4 Eagle Ranch
From late November through mid-March, you can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride to an 1890's cabin for dinner, entertainment, and marshmallow roasting by the camp fire.
A horse-drawn sleigh ride and dinner at Cordillera's Timbre Hearth Grille are featured.
Breckenridge Sleigh Rides at Gold Run Nordic Center
Horse-drawn sleigh scenic sleigh rides and dinner sleigh rides with buffet dinner at the Gold Run Mountain Lodge.
Mountain Man Carriage Company
Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the streets of Breckenridge.
Nordic Sleigh Rides
Experience a horse-drawn sleigh ride to an 1860's mountain miner's camp for a dinner and show.
Two Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides
Take a mule-drawn sleigh ride through the countryside of Breckenridge and enjoy a dinner afterwards in a miner's tent with entertainment, games and music.
Alpine Snowmobiles and Dog Sleds
Take a mushing class or just enjoy being a passenger on a dogsled.
Good Times Adventures
Learn to be a "musher" on dog sled tours. During the one hour ride, participants trade off between riding and mushing.
Copper Mountain -
Copper Mountain Stables
Afternoon horse-drawn sleigh rides with hot cocoa and s'mores, a dinner sleigh ride featuring a four course meal as well as half-hour scenic sleigh rides.
Steamboat Springs -
Elk River Guest Ranch
For a more unusual horse-drawn sleigh ride, dinners at the Elk River Guest Ranch are served either in cozy teepees or in the vintage Pearl Dining Room.
Saddleback Ranch Sleigh Rides
Take a 40 minute nighttime horse-drawn sleigh ride to the Double Dollar Lodge for dinner and dancing or calf-roping lessons.
Sunset Ranch Sleigh Rides
The oldest continuously owned sleigh ride company in northwest Colorado. Horse-drawn carriages take you on a scenic ride through the Yampa Valley to a heated tent for dinner and entertainment.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides along the Yampa River to a log cabin where dinner and entertainment are featured.
Enjoy private trails free of snowmobiles as you and your sled dog team ride through Vail Valley.
Winter Park -
Winter Park Sleigh Rides at Sombrero Stables
Locations in Beaver Village and Snow Mountain Ranch, horse-drawn sleigh rides feature rides to campfires with cocoa and roasted marshmallows or a full dinner.
Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park
Dog sled rides are offered four times a day. Sleds seat two passengers.
Cache la Poudre -
Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch
Take an afternoon horse-drawn sleigh ride with cocoa and cookies; a cowboy lunch and sleigh ride; or take a sleigh to cut your own Christmas tree.
Estes Park -
Estes Park Sleigh Rides at Aspen Lodge Ranch Resort
Horse-drawn sleigh rides and hot cider are offered.
Sleigh Ride Photo courtesy, Wind Walker Tours