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Sleigh Rides and more from Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch

Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t spend some quality time around horses!  Sombrero Stables, located on-property at Snow Mountain Ranch, is running a variety of winter activities:

Hot Cocoa Sleigh Rides 60-90min
Try a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride through snow covered meadows and winter forests to our Hot Cocoa Site beside the nearly century old Rowley Homestead. Disembark to a crackling campfire, hot chocolate, and marshmallows for your toasting pleasure. Once you’re done with food, drink, snow angels, horse petting, and wildlife viewing (Foxes? Moose? Snowshoe hares?), it’s a quick ride back to the stables. Blankets provided, caroling encouraged.
7 Days a Week, 12, 1:30, 3:30, 7:00

Noon & 1:30 – Warmest rides.
3:30 – Watch the sunset on the return trip
7:00 – Can be chilly, but beautiful stars and moonlight. Not generally advised for toddlers / infants- it’s COLD!
Adults: $24
Children 6-11: $21
Children 3-5: $10
Under 3: Free
Reservations required in advance; please call 970-887-1999 to book.

Dinner Sleigh Rides Ride 45-50min, dinner as long as you want! (Generally about 1.5-2.5 hrs total)
Take a 45-minute looped sleigh ride under the stars, bundled in blankets, ending at our cozy western dining hall on the stables property. Experience Colorado home-cooking with your choice of chicken, steak, or trout as an entrée. The chicken is a roasted breast and wing; steak is a Colorado 10oz aged angus top sirloin; and the trout a fillet poached with lemon and seasonings. The meal also includes dinner salad, cowboy beans, garlic bread, baked potatoes, and fruit cobbler and ice cream for dessert. We do not serve alcohol, but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine.
7 Days a Week, 5:30pm
Adults: $55
Children 6-11: $40
6 & under with meal: $15
6 & under, no meal: Free
Reservations required in advance; please call 970-887-1999 to book.

Private Sleigh
Perfect for romantic outings, anniversaries, wedding proposals, birthdays, or just finally experiencing that “one horse open sleigh!” We have a beautiful Amish-made, red, two-seater sleigh with comfy green velvet seats (blankets are provided). We can take you on a private ride where you may see other people at the campfire but have the sleigh to yourselves, or we can arrange an entirely private outing. Special occasion? Let us help you have champagne or flowers waiting at the hot cocoa site. Or tell us about your own ideas! We also offer a private dinner ride, with the private sleigh and then a table for two in our dining hall.
Private ride, join others at hot cocoa site: $100
Private ride, private campfire: $200
Private ride, private table in dining hall: $250
Reservations required in advance; please call 970-887-1999 to book.

“The Ride” Horseback Ride 60-90min
A horseback ride through the Rockies in winter. Whether forests or meadow, beautiful views of snow covered mountains, or peering at the dim outline of trees through whirling snowflakes, each experience is different and weather dependent.  This ride is offered only when conditions are safe for guests and horses. Children must be at least 8 years old, no double riders.
Weather dependent, call for times.
Adults and children: $35
Children must be at least 2 years old to ride a horse.
Ages 2-4 ride double with an adult.
Reservations required in advance; please call 970-887-1999 to book.


Sombrero Stables offers group rates, stagecoach rides and a wedding carriage as well!  Please call 970-887-1999 for more information.

Please note that the above prices are for guests of Snow Mountain Ranch, local residents and active duty military members.  Prices are different for day visitors not staying at Snow Mountain Ranch; please call 970-887-1999 for details.

Winter horseback ride at Snow Mountain Ranch

Winter horseback ride at Snow Mountain Ranch

 

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride

 

About The Author

Hailing from the great state of Minnesota, Martha joined YMCA of the Rockies in 2010 and has been enjoying life in the Rockies ever since. When she's not at work, you'll find her hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, at a yoga class, or dog sledding, depending on the season. Occasionally, she can sit still long enough to read a book. Martha is passionate about the YMCA's mission to build strong families and strong communities.

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