Colorado’s Dinner Sleigh Ride
The Colorado Dinner Sleigh RideA Colorado moonlit dinner sleigh ride will fill your bellies and satisfy that winter adventure craving. Call on horse-drawn sleighs, cross-country skis, and powerful snowcats to deliver you to fire-warmed yurts filled with hearty menus, warm conversation, and steamy beverages. With these backcountry experiences, getting to the table is half the fun.
Resorts with Sleigh Rides
Aspen Carriage and Sleigh CompanyStarting and ending in downtown Aspen, you can take a wonderful horse-drawn sleigh ride with the Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Company. This small couple-run outfit has been around for more than 40 years. You can choose from different sligh sizes or wagons if the snow is lacking. Private sleigh rides are also available. After your downtown sleigh ride, you can pick restaurants to finish the experience with.
Pine Creek Cookhouse by SleighExperience a spectacular meal and a sleigh ride with Pine Creek Cookhouse. Your classic wooden sleigh, pulled by Percheron draft horses, transports you from Ashcroft Adventure Lodge to the Cookhouse. The Cookhouse is well-known for its diverse menu, which incorporates fine international alpine cuisine and spectacular surroundings. More information about Aspen sleigh rides.
Uley’s Cabin Dinner Sleigh RideThe Uley's Cabin In Crested Butte brings generations together for a backcountry French feast. The fine dining mountain experience is named for local legend Uley Sheer, a miner, moonshiner and mountain man. Nuzzled in soft blankets, a snowcat-pulled sleigh carries guests up the mountain to a luxurious cabin for a fireside meal. Chefs pull in Colorado-inspired flavors and add an approachable French flair to craft a memorable menu.
Aldasoro Family Ranch - Sleighs and WagonsSituated on the historic Aldasoro family ranch, Telluride Sleighs and Wagons treats guests to a special piece of Colorado land settled by farmers from Northern Spain’s Basque Country in the early 1920s. Guests are picked up in town and brought out to the ranch for a hot beverage before hopping on the snowcat-towed sleigh. A homemade family-style dinner in the woods awaits, starring Colorado-sourced beef, chicken, lamb and more. Two rides are offered nightly: an earlier ride geared toward families and a later ride for adults.
The Bar Lazy L RanchThe Bar Lazy L is a family-run operation just outside Steamboat that is passionate about bringing the sleepy Western tradition to life. Take a ride onboard a traditional Western sled pulled by two Percheron horses next to the river and through the woods. Enjoy a Western-style dinner in the loft of a remodeled barn. Live music and a children's menu are included.
Two Below ZeroFrisco’s Two Below Zero winter dinners call on a mule-team-driven sleigh shushing to a backcountry camp under the vast Colorado night sky. Thick flannel blankets and hot cocoa accompany the 20-minute sleigh ride, and servers welcome guests with Southwestern soup and rolls in a lantern-lit heated event tent. Menu selections include top sirloin and grilled marinated chicken sided with baked potatoes and veggies, along with warm apple pie and Peppermint Schnapps-spiked cocoa for dessert. Live music rounds out the Western-themed scene.
Tennessee Pass CookhouseAt Tennessee Pass Cookhouse near Ski Cooper (just down the road from Leadville), patrons earn their fine-dining experience by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing the mile to the backcountry yurt. The setting is true off-the-grid Colorado, with a woodstove pumping out heat, candles flickering, and an outhouse for convenience. The four-course meal features seasonal chef’s whims, including a Colorado rack of lamb, stuffed rainbow trout, grilled elk tenderloin, and so much more. Not up for the ski or hike-in? That’s alright. They’ll scoop you up on a snowmobile and take you to dinner. Advanced reservations are required for all dinners.
By Lisa Blake