sleighsled Sleigh ride Info for Zephyr Condo Guests

Zephyr Lodge Condo -- Area Information


 

Horse Drawn Sleigh and Dog Sled Rides

 This information is compiled to assist guests who rent our Condo at the Zephyr Mountain Lodge.  If you've arrived at this page as a result of a web search on Snowmobiling, we hope you benefit from the information.  And if you need lodging, thank you for considering us.

In winter there is nothing more nostalgic than being pulled through the woods by a team or horses or huskies.    You'll traverse private trails and historic national forest routes.  The Winter Park region is fortunate enough to have three outfitters with a variety of alternatives. Choose from hot chocolate rides , full dinner rides, and several other options.  Be sure to dress warmly because you will be in winter conditions and your exertion will be minimal. 


Dashing through the Snow
local: 970-726-0900  Toll Free:  888-384-6773  www.dashingthruthesnow.com
Tour secluded woods and meadows in old fashioned style sleighs with high backed padded bench seats.  Snuggle under warm woolen blankets and relax to the sound of bells jingling as a team of gentle-giant draft horses carry the sleigh over historic glistening snow covered trails.

Dinner rides are no l9onger offered.

Hot Chocolate / Bonfire Sleigh Rides leave hourly from 10AM to 8:30 PM.   A special Desert Sleigh Ride leaves at 8:30 and travels once again to the rustic dinner cabin.

Private rides are also available.

From the Zephyr Lodge head to the main ski area entrance and head North on US40 5.6 miles to the light at the Safeway store in Fraser.  Continue on US40 another 0.9 miles and turn left on County Road 5.  Go 0.9 miles over tracks and turn right on County Road 5101.  Dashing through the snow is right at this intersection.


Devils Thumb Ranch
Local 970-726-5632, http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/
In past seasons Devils Thumb Ranch has had the ability to operate  sleigh rides.   A ride could be combined with dinner at the award winning Ranch House restaurant.   Devils Thumb has also offered Hot Chocolate / Bonfire sleigh rides.  Call to confirm operation this season and for details and reservations.

From the Zephyr Lodge head to the main ski area entrance and drive North on US 40 8.6 miles to County Road 83 -- the turnoff for Devil's Thumb Ranch.  Take the right hand fork and follow the road 3 miles to Devils Thumb Ranch.


Dog Sled Rides
Local 970-726-8326,  www.dogsledrides.com/winterpark
Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park is home to 80 Siberian and Alaskan huskies.  During the winter, each dog pulls the sleds a total of 1200 miles through the forests of Winter Park -- roughly the distance of the Idatarod race in Alaska.   These thrilling rides are on a private trail system.  Each sled holds two passengers and an experienced musher.  The musher will share Winter Park history, geography, and nature.  Trips are available of various lengths.  The adventure is a back country experience that the whole family can enjoy. 

From the Zephyr Lodge head to the main ski area entrance and turn north on US 40.  Travel about 3.7 miles to Kings Crossing Road, just North of the Kings Crossing Shopping Center and directly across from Hernandos Pizza.  


Sombrero Sleigh Rides
Local:  970-887-1999,  www.sombrero.com
Dash through the snow in a sleigh.  Dinner rides leave nightly at 6:00 PM.  Enjoy a 40 minute sleigh ride loop ending at the YMCA dining hall where you'll enjoy a steak, chicken, or trout dinner.  Reservations are required. 

Hot Cocoa Sleigh Rides leave at 11:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 7:00.   Enjoy an exciting sleigh ride.  Around one of the bends is a bonfire with hot cocoa and hot cider waiting.  Then take a peaceful ride home.

From the Zephyr Lodge, head to the main ski area entrance and turn North on US40.  Travel 13.6 miles to the YMCA entrance on the left.   Travel about 2 miles to the YMCA and ask for the Sombrero Sleigh Ride office.


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