Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in the Colorado Rockies
We had a chance to take a sleigh ride here in Winter park a couple of days before Christmas. What a thrill for the whole family. Kids, Grandparent and the parents were all a-gag about what a cool experience we had.
Our 1400 lb sled was pulled by two 2000 lb horses that were as friebdly as I can imagine horses a could be. Our twin boys thought they were great. The sleigh ride lasted about an hour and a half with a twenty minute break for some tasty hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting.
The Sombrero Stables are up in Snow Mountain Ranch just outside of Tabernash, CO with some of the best views you will get of the Fraser Valley. Compass was the name of our driver and she could not have been more appropriately named with the superb handling of the horses Ben and Wyatt.
Guests of Winter Park Lodging Company receive a discount on sleigh rides, sleigh dinners and horseback rides.
Sombrero Stable Pricing for WPLCo guests are shown below. Present your VIP Guest Discount Card provided in your Winter Park Lodging Company vacation rental to get these deals.
Hot Cocoa Sleigh Ride:
Adult: $23.00* (regular price $28)
Children 6-11 years old:$20.00* (regular price $25)
Children 3-5 years old:$10.00 (regular price $12)
Children 3 years and under: Free (regular price $6)
Dinner Sleigh Ride:
Angus steak, roasted chicken or poached Rocky Mountain trout, served with a fresh dinner salad, baked potato, ranch beans, garlic bread. Fruit cobbler with ice-cream for dessert.
Adult: $55.00 each or $50 per couple* (regular price $60)
Children 6-11: $40.00 (regular price $45)
Children 5 and under: $15.00 (regular price $15)
Children 5 and under also have the option to go without a dinner plate for free (normally $5)!
One Hour Trail Ride:
(offered as long as the weather permits).
$32.00 per person
No double riders, they highly suggest kids be at least eight years of age once we have snow on the ground.
If you have kids and want a day to get outside and see what Winter Park and Grand County is all about check out the horse-drawn sleigh rides from Sombrero Stables. Below is a short video of the sleigh and horses right before we stopped for out hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting break. Check it out!
Chris December 29th, 2010