Leave your worries behind as you glide through sparkling snow-covered meadows, forests and mountains on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Winter Park’s tranquil winter wonderland offers many opportunities to bundle up and relax in an old-fashioned sleigh. Plan a romantic date, family outing or fun reunion at one of these Winter Park sleigh ride tours!
Dashing Thru the Snow takes guests on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through its private property located north of Winter Park. Get cozy in warm wool blankets as you ride through peaceful and scenic routes in an old-fashioned sleigh, and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows by a campfire at the end of the ride. A sledding hill will keep kids entertained as you sit back and relax. Private rides on a smaller sleigh are also available. Reservations are required.
Enjoy a sleigh ride through snowy landscapes as you keep an eye out for wildlife. Sombrero Stables, operating at Snow Mountain Ranch, offers two sleigh ride options including a hot cocoa sleigh ride concluding with a campfire, hot chocolate, marshmallows and an opportunity to pet the horses. Visitors can also choose the dinner sleigh ride that travels to the western dining hall; here, you can feast upon a hearty Colorado home cooked meal. For special occasions or group events, a private sleigh ride is also an option. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone or online.
For a short period in December, Winding River Resort offers classic horse-drawn sleigh rides equipped with warm blankets. The ride goes through the resort property located near Grand Lake and offers scenic views of the mountains. At the end of every tour, riders can expect hot chocolate and marshmallows to complete the experience. Stop by the Carriage and Sleigh Museum at the resort to see some antique sleighs dating back to the 1800s! Private and group rides are available, and reservations are required.
If you’re looking for something different when it comes to horse-drawn sleigh rides, visit the Cabin Creek Stables at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. During the winter season, guests can choose from various sleigh ride options morning and night. Take advantage of a one-on-one instruction on how to drive a sleigh ride – you’ll even get to take command of the horses yourself. Or opt for a ride where you can feed the herd beforehand and enjoy hot drinks and s’mores at the end. Private and custom sleigh rides are also available. Reservations are required and based on a first come, first served basis.
Get ready to enjoy Winter Park’s acclaimed winter season in a new way. Campfires, blankets, hot chocolate and classic sleighs will create memorable experiences for you and your loved ones. Extend your stay by taking part in some other winter weather favorites such as tubing and skiing. StayWinterPark can help you find your ideal vacation rental that’ll make you want to stay forever!