With its full range of winter activities not limited to just sleigh rides, the Snow Mountain Ranch is where families and groups of friends can spend some real quality time together. This YMCA of the Rockies property is conveniently located, about 80 miles from Denver, that dream vacations will not seem that hard to realize.
There sure are plenty of things to do in this 5,000-acre piece of heaven. In addition to the activities, goers also have access to budget-friendly accommodations complete with amenities, as well as a cafeteria.
It’ss also in close proximity to great ski areas like Winter Park and Granby Ranch. Snow Mountain Ranch’s sleigh ride is being managed by the Sombrero Stables, which has a great collection of Pecheron and Belgian Horses. They also have different sleighs that vary according to the number of riders.
Winter sleigh rides in Granby
The Snow Mountain Ranch offers 3 types of sleigh ride tours, namely:
Hot Cocoa Sleigh Rides – the ride begins at the stable, blankets provided, where it will go through snow-covered meadows and forests until it reaches the resting site. Guests can enjoy a crackling campfire and some marshmallows in addition to the hot cocoa. Once finished, everyone will be taken for a quick ride back to the stables. The entire tour typically lasts for 1 hour, runs 4 times a day, 7 days a week.
Dinner Sleigh Rides – guests can enjoy sumptuous home-cooked meals inside a relaxing western dining hall on the stable after a 45-minute ride. Entrée options to choose from include chicken, steak and trout. The meal also includes salad, cowboy beans, garlic bread, baked potatoes and fruit cobbler. The meal ends with an ice cream. While alcoholic drinks aren’t included, guests are free to bring their own. The entire tour lasts for about 1.5 to 2.5 hours, runs every 5:30 PM 7 days a week.
Private Sleigh Rides – seats for two and is perfect for romantic get-togethers. The couple rides a beautiful Amish-made sleigh, complete with warm blankets. The ride’s route of choice is up to the couple, whether they want an entirely private one or be seen by other people. Private sleigh rides are offered either with hot cocoa (at site) or private dinner for two.
Year round recreation at Snow Mountain Ranch
There are also other winter activities worth doing, like dog sledding, Nordic skiing, sledding, Alpine skiing and snowboarding, tubing and snowmobiling.
Summer activities on the other hand include horseback riding, hiking, biking, canoeing, zip lining, fishing, boating and rafting. Want some more? They also offer swimming, rock climbing, basketball, archery and crafts. There is certainly so much to do at the YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch.
Address: 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby