What could be more memorable for the whole family than an "over the hills and through the woods" magical winter sleigh ride? How about a summery trot through fields of wildflowers and lush meadows framed by the towering peaks of the Rockies while relaxing comfortably in a bed full of hay?
In Granby, Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch - YMCA of the Rockies offers summertime wagon and carriage rides, including popular sunset rides, and in the winter, their sleigh rides stop for cocoa and marshmallows at a campfire or end with a home-cooked meal. Cabin Creek Stables at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash leads off-road wagon rides in the summer and horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter, including romantic evening rides for two. Over in Grand Lake, Winding River Resort brings the spirit of the Old West to its fun-filled summer hayrides, and from mid-December, the resort ushers in the holiday season with sleigh rides. Last but not least, winter specialist Dashing Thru The Snow leads group and private horse-drawn sleigh rides on its property in Fraser followed by a campfire complete with hot cocoa and marshmallows.
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