Sleigh Rides in Colorado

Colorado sleigh rides mean warm, snuggly blankets, crisp, winter air and the gentle jingle of bells tinkling to the rhythmic stride of strapping horses. They also mean elegant dinners, lush local Colorado wines, convivial conversation, roaring fires and decadent desserts. 

By: Staff Writer
Updated: March 22, 2024

Sleigh rides in Colorado are much more than circling around a track, they’re fodder for vacation-defining moments and stories to share back home.

Consider these horse-drawn sleigh rides to inspire your Colorado winter vacation, and find even more here.

Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides

Hands needn’t touch even a steering wheel when you book a hot-cocoa sleigh ride with Golden Horseshoe in Breckenridge. They’ll whisk you off on a horse-drawn ride under a blanket of snow-covered trees pulled by gentle-giant Belgian draft horses. The sleigh stops by a scenic overlook for you to snap pics of peaks while the horses rest up before you jingle back to the lodge. Golden Horseshoe also offers a mining-camp dinner theater ride, romance rides and summer hay-wagon rides.

Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner

Steamboat Springs is known for its Wild West ways, and while a four-course sleigh-ride dinner doesn't sound wild, it's definitely a taste of the West. The sunset Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner starts in a cozy clubhouse before the draft horses swish you to the dinner spot to savor some of the area's finest dining delights.

Pike Creek Cookhouse

Snuggle up under a blanket for the ride to your Pine Creek Cookhouse lunch or dinner in Aspen. Mountains and stars (over dinner) pass along the 1.5-mile trek through an alpine valley to the log-cabin-style cookhouse and back. Wild game and fresh fish give this an even more Colorado vibe.

2 Below Zero: Sleigh Ride & A Show

At 2 Below Zero in Frisco, mule-team-driven sleigh rides come with a chuckwagon dinner (think soup, sirloin, baked potato and apple pie) at a backcountry camp and hot cocoa followed by live music performances. 2 Below has been run by the same family for 30 years, serving Frisco, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Dillon and Keystone. In the summer, the same mule team pulls guests via wagon to the backcountry camp for a Wild West show and barbecue dinner.

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