The Echo Mountain Tubing Hill in Idaho Springs, Colorado lies about an hour outside of Denver and offers affordable winter snow tubing for children and adults. View the Continental Divide from 10,000 feet up, and race your friends and family as you go down.
The tubing hill is located at Echo Mountain Resort, which features 85 acres of mostly intermediate skiing and snowboarding trails. Snow tubing is by reservation only, so plan ahead.
Snow Tubing at Echo Mountain
The mountains get cold in winter, so keep that in mind when planning your trip. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Weather can impact start and close times, and it can change fast. If things get dangerous, the tubing hill will close down to protect the safety of everyone. If that happens, don’t worry.
Reservations will be rescheduled. Otherwise, have fun and stay warm.
- Clothing—Layers are recommended, especially gloves, snow boots, and jackets. If they’re waterproof, even better. Helmets and other items are available for rent.
- Arrival—When you get to the mountain, look for the sign that says “Tubing Tickets” and follow the arrow. It will lead you where you need to go.
- Location—The tubing hill is located on the left as you drive in. You’ll need to go uphill of the parking lot.
- Tubing Office—If the arrow is pointing left when you come in, head for the Tubing Office to check in. There’s a big sign that says “Tubing.”
- Front Desk—If the arrow is pointing right, head for the Front Desk in the main lodge. It’s in the lower lot, through the large building on the left.
- Conveyor Lift—Our covered conveyor lift is the easiest way to climb back up the mountain after you slide down it. It’s like a walkway at the airport that takes you straight to the top.
- Solo Chutes—Want to race your friends and family? Grab a solo chute and see who can get to the bottom first.
- Linking Leash—Every tube has a linking leash that easily connects to other tubes. Keep your little ones close, or have fun going downhill linked with your entire group.
Rules and Guidelines
Tubing is fun, but there are a few rules that keep it safe for everyone.
- There is no age minimum, but all guests must be at least 36″.
- Only 1 person per tube. No one can ride in a lap, no matter how small.
- Wait for attendants to signal that lanes are clear before you enter or exit.
- When you complete your run, immediately exit from your lane.
- Pay attention to your surroundings. Watch out for other tubers sliding down the hill.
- Do not run, jump, skip, or play in other lanes.
Admission and Reservations
All tickets to the tubing hill must be made online in advance. Walk-in guests will be charged an extra fee, and space is based on availability. Walk-in guests are NOT guaranteed a spot.
Admission to the hill is per person and includes one hour of tubing. A second hour may be purchased onsite for a discounted rate depending upon availability. Only the first hour may be purchased in advance.
Mon-Thurs rates vary between “holiday” and “non-holiday” weekdays, with holiday weekdays costing more. Weekends are always the holiday rate, even during non-holidays.
Group rates for 20+ people are available with advance notice. Private tubing sessions are available. Call for details.
Unlimited season passes are available. Reservations must be made ahead of time even for season pass holders.
Cancellation and rescheduling fees are applied if reservations are changed 72-24 hours before your scheduled time. No cancellations or rescheduling is permitted less than 24 hours before your reserved time.
Hours and Season
Hours for the tubing hill can change based on weather, holidays, and the number of reservations. Generally, the hours are as follows:
- Mondays & Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Saturdays: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Sundays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Night tubing is available Wed-Sun until 7:00 pm. Hours are sometimes extended based on heavy demand. During night tubing hours, the hill will be lit and music will be playing.
The tubing hill is open for the entire winter season and generally closes late March or mid-April, depending upon weather conditions.
Address: 19285 CO-103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452