An afternoon sleigh ride through the Colorado backcountry awaits you at Nordic Sleigh Rides. Take a drive up the Swan River Valley on Tiger Road outside of Breckenridge, to our meeting point for our scenic afternoon sleigh rides. The two gentle giants, our Belgian draft horses, are harnessed and ready to pull the cherry-red sleigh that will hold two or twenty. Once you are nestled under your cozy blankets, the driver will guide your sleigh through trails of powdery snow in the White River National Forest. The views are postcard-perfect during the day.
With blue skies and mountain peak views, an afternoon ride is a chance to experience a more leisurely high country winter activity. You may have the sleigh to yourselves, or it may be shared by others looking for a unique ski country experience. Your ride will make a brief stop at the scenic overlook so you can see views of the historic Swan River Valley and imagine the gold mining activity of the past. After their short rest, the horses will shake their heads to jingle the authentic sleigh bells and let you know they are ready to continue your trip, and return to the lodge and back to modern times, where a cup of hot cocoa awaits your group. If you can’t join us for our longer evening dinner rides, a scenic afternoon sleigh ride is a great alternative and a wonderful memory to add to your Breckenridge vacation.