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4 Enchanting Sleigh Rides

Dash through the snow on a family sleigh ride.

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Editor’s note, 1/14/20: This story has been updated with 2020 fares and information.

Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch

This 45-minute sleigh ride is a winding journey through the Rocky Mountains. Glide past snow-frosted pines and scenic mountain vistas, all ending at a crackling bonfire complete with hot chocolate. With adult rides for $45 and child rides for $35, this affordable excursion is the perfect outing for the whole family. For special guests staying at the YMCA of the Rockies, look forward to an additional discount for your family. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call -970-444-1308, or reach out through email at snowmountainstables@yahoo.com.

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Saddleback Ranch

Sink into a wool blanket and enjoy peaceful surroundings with only the sounds of horse hoofs traversing snow-covered paths, jingling bells, and distant howls. After a 30-minute jaunt departing at 5:45 p.m., guests land at Double Dollar Lodge for cocoa, cider, and a hearty home-cooked meal complete with post-dinner lessons in roping and dancing. Visit early for some old-fashioned fun at the YeeHaw Tubing Hill before a dinner sleigh ride. Tickets range from $40 to $95; infants are free. Call 970-879-3711 for details. 37350 RCR 179, Steamboat Springs

Two Below Zero

From Copper to Keystone, this family-owned operation has delighted Summit County adventurers for more than 30 years. The sleigh program features majestic views, hearty, homemade fare, and an unexpected stage show with live music and celebrity voice impersonations. Prices start at $55 for kids ages four to 12, and $84 for adults; scenic cocoa rides and private excursions are also offered. Book by calling 970-453-1520. 616 Recreation Way, Frisco

Aspen Carriage and Sleigh

From downtown Aspen, families are escorted by horse-drawn carriage to a private course for a breathtaking romp across a bona fide winter wonderland. Aspen Carriage specializes in private affairs; its largest sleigh holds seven, and rides start at $325 for families of four. Proceeds go toward rescuing draft horses. Shorter public rides are also provided. For reservations call 970-925-3394. 1650 Ute Ave., Aspen

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