Denver December 12, 2017
These 6 Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Around Denver Make For A Perfect Winter Adventure
Can you picture anything more magical then cuddling up under a cozy blanket and winding through the snowy forests of the Rocky Mountains on a horse-drawn sleigh? Top it off with hot cocoa by a crackling fire or a hearty dinner with live musical entertainment and you’ve got yourself a winter adventure for the books. Check out these 6 horse-drawn sleigh rides near Denver that will lead to an unforgettable experience in our breathtakingly beautiful mountain surroundings.
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1. Dao House - 6120 Highway 7, Estes Park, CO 80517
Snuggle up under a blanket and let the beautiful team of draft horses take you on a picturesque sleigh ride through the forest with gorgeous mountain views. Dao House offers a variety of rides including a campfire ride and a romantic ride complete with champagne and dinner. Call 970-577-3448 to book your ride.
2. Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch - 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO 80446
At Sombrero Ranch, you can enjoy a 60 minute hot cocoa horse-drawn sleigh ride that leads to a crackling campfire located next to a century-old homestead where you can sip on hot cocoa and roast marshmallows. They also offer dinner sleigh rides that takes you on a 45 minute loop under the stars and ends at their western dining hall with a taste of Colorado home cooking for dinner. You can also take a ride on their red, Amish-made two seater if you are hoping for a romantic private sleigh ride. Call 970-887-1999 to make a reservation.
3. Two Below Zero - 616 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443
You will delight in a beautiful sleigh ride through the majestic Rocky Mountains with Two Below Zero. They offer a 40 minute round trip in their buckboard sleigh that leads to a cozy, heated tent where you can enjoy hot cocoa and a 20 minute live show. They also offer themed dinner rides that conclude with plates full of hearty, homemade food and a show featuring live musical entertainment. If you'd like a private ride, hop on their "one horse open sleigh" for an unforgettable experience. Contact Two Below Zero at 970-453-1520 to make a reservation.
4. Nordic Sleigh Rides - 6061 Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Enjoy the tranquil snowy landscape as you take a Nordic Sleigh Ride through Colorado's back country. Golden Horseshoe tours offers an evening ride featuring a mining camp dinner theater where your meal will be cooked on authentic antique wooden stoves. If you would like a shorter ride, opt for the hot cocoa scenic sleigh ride. You can also ride in one of their custom-made sleighs for a romantic sleigh ride for two. Call 970-453-2005 to make a reservation.
5. Dashing Through The Snow - 85 County Road 5101, Fraser, CO 80442
Glide over the snow covered trails in an old fashioned sleigh through the secluded woods with Dashing Through The Snow in either a group or private ride. You can end your experience by warming up by the fire with hot cocoa while the kids enjoy playing on the nearby sledding hill. Call 970-389-2977 to make a reservation.
6. Bearcat Stables - 2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards,CO 81632
You can tour the historic grounds at Bearcat Stables via horse-drawn sleigh while the knowledgeable team driver gives you the history of the land. You can choose between a shorter 30 minute route or a longer ride that includes dinner. Private rides are also available. Top the adventure off with hot drinks by their warm fire pit, Call 970-926-1578 to make a reservation.
Have you had the pleasure of riding on a horse-drawn sleigh near Denver? Please share your experience in the comments below.
If you are seeking other winter adventures in the mountains this season, check out these
9 Ski Resorts Near Denver That Are Simply Magical In The Wintertime. Address: 2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards,CO 81632 Address: 6120 Highway 7, Estes Park, CO 80517 Address: 85 County Road 5101, Fraser, CO 80442 Address: 6061 Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Address: 616 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443 Address: 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO 80446