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Smith and Wesson all hitched up
The draft horses Smith and Wesson all hitched up and ready to go.

Welcome to Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides in Breckenridge, Colorado! We have the best sleigh rides and dinner theater in Summit County and have something for everybody, whether you want a scenic sleigh ride and some delicious hot cocoa made special for you, or a full sleigh ride dinner theater experience with a scenic sleigh ride followed by a fantastic dinner and old west theater at our authentic mining camp.

Check out our Mining Camp Dinner Theater Sleigh Ride, the Hot Cocoa Scenic Sleigh Ride,  The Private Big Sleigh Ride for your family, or the exclusive Private Romantic Sleigh Ride on our small black sleigh.

Make a quick and easy reservation by clicking the ‘Reservation’ tab up top of this screen or the Select the Sleigh Ride you are looking below and you’ll be set for an unforgettable winter adventure in Breckenridge.

Colorado’s Genuine Winter Sleigh Ride Experience

Winter Sleigh Rides Breckenridge ColoradoGolden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides is a true Colorado winter experience for the whole family, groups and couples.  We are located just a few miles up the Swan River Valley from Breckenridge, and nestled against  the White River National Forest in the historic area named the Golden Horseshoe.  We offer horse-drawn sleigh rides with or without dinner in a mountain setting that makes you feel like you have gone back in time.  This is “Genuine Colorado.”

You can climb aboard one of our large red sleighs for a ride to dinner; or if you can’t fit the dinner into your plans, cuddle in one of our charming one-horse sleighs or gather your group for a half hour scenic ride.

Winter Sleigh Rides Breckenridge ColoradoAll of our sleighs are pulled by our well trained and beautiful draft horses.  Your winter sleigh ride will take you through tall pines and over glistening snow. Climb aboard one of our large red sleighs for a ride to dinner. Or if dinner isn’t on the schedule, enjoy your winter sleigh ride in one of our charming one-horse sleighs for a romantic ride through the Colorado scenery. If you are in a group, come for our half hour scenic ride through the Colorado winter wonderland.

Whether you come on a beautiful Colorado afternoon, or under the stars on a crisp mountain evening, you will be glad you added Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides to your Summit County vacation.

Hot Cocoa Scenic Sleigh Rides in Summit County

Winter Scenic Sleigh Rides in Breckenridge Colorado

Cost: $63.25 Adults (age 13+)           

$51.75 Children (age 3-12) Infants Free

Ride Includes: 30 min Sleigh Ride, Hot Cocoa, Blankets

Total event time approx 40 minutes with pictures

(Current Covid Restrictions are limiting the sleigh to 10 people instead of 20, and seating groups every other row) 

An evening sleigh ride through the Colorado backcountry awaits you at Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides.  Take a drive up the Swan River Valley on Tiger Road outside of Breckenridge, to our meeting point for our scenic 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(10 now for Covid).  Once you are nestled under your cozy blankets with a mug of cocoa, 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 beautiful skies and mountain peak views, a hot cocoa 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. If you can’t join us for our longer evening dinner rides, a scenic sleigh ride is a great alternative and a wonderful memory to add to your Breckenridge vacation.

Private Sleigh Rides in Breckenridge Colorado

Romantic Sleigh Rides in Breckenridge Colorado

Cost: $316.25 after fees

Includes: Hot Cocoa, Blankets, Private Sleigh Ride

Total Ride Time approx: 45mins

1000lb weight limit

-Chocolates available for purchase

 

Our private romantic sleigh ride for up to 4 adults and small children that can fit on your lap is the perfect way to propose, celebrate an anniversary, have an intimate wedding or just snuggle up with those close to you. Imagine yourself and your beloved gliding through an enchanted, snow covered forest in our majestic one-horse open sleigh.  You are laughing or chatting, or singing “Jingle Bells” as you take in the wonderful mountain surroundings of the White River National Forest.

About the sleigh

Romantic Sleigh Rides In BreckenridgeThe sleigh used for our exclusive romantic sleigh rides was custom made just for us and is modeled after the Hudson Valley Sleigh (1850-1901) that was used only by the wealthy elite of the day.  Black with burgundy leather seats, our swan-bodied sleigh exemplifies the elegance prevalent during the Victorian era. Made for 2-4 riders, our sleigh is designed with vis-a-vis seating to encourage caroling, conversation or quiet reflection as you listen to the jingle of the sleigh bells, the swish of the sleigh runners on the snow, and the rhythmic footfalls of the horse.

About the horse

The sleigh for our romantic rides is pulled by a solid black Percheron named Ashley.  A champion draft horse, Ashley is 17 hands high and weighs 2000 pounds! The Percheron breed originated in the La Perche region of France and was bred to carry the knights of yor elegantly into battle.  Showy and high-stepping, Ashley enjoys her job, and appreciates being paid attention to and expects everyone to see how wonderful she is!

Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides specializes in these exclusive private rides. If you have any special requests that would make your celebration more memorable, please call or email us and let us know!

*Prices do not include taxes and fees

 

Mining Camp Dinner Theater Sleigh Ride

Cost: $103.83 Adults age 13+         

$80.08 Kids age 3-12  Infants Free

Total Event Time approx: 2 hr

Event Includes: 30min Sleigh Ride, Hot Cocoa, Blankets, 3 course Dinner, Interactive Dinner Show                                                               -Alcoholic Drinks for Purchase

***This Dinner Theater Sleigh Ride offering may not run for the 20/21 winter season due to Covid regulations on Theater and Dining Areas**** We will let you know as soon as we can, we will be running other sleigh rides though!

Gold Discovered in Colorado! That’s the news that brought the flood of dreamers to the mining camps of the mountains around Breckenridge, in 1859.  They planned to become prospectors, and strike it rich.  And just like you, after a long winter’s day in the Colorado high country, they longed for a hot meal, some companionship and entertainment.  So they gathered in a dining hall, or saloon.  The first structures were tents, but just like our mining camp, they quickly became log cabins as the population grew.

In our mining camp dining hall, you will be welcomed by  the warmth of our antique wood stoves.  Waiting for you, on the hand-hewn log tables, will be yummy hot cocoa to warm you up.  The Gold Fever of frontier mountain towns attracted all kinds of people.  While you wait for your dinner to be prepared on our wood stove and grill, you will be entertained by one of the colorful Colorado characters that lived in this area in the days of the past. It might be a trapper, aka a mountain man, who roamed around here long before the gold boom.  Or it could be a dance hall girl; one of the few females that came to the mountains to entertain the many young men, lonely for their sweethearts back home.  These characters  will take you back to the rip-roaring days with their humorous stories.

Enjoy a camp style hearty 3 course dinner on tin plates, and beverages in tin cups like the miners had.  The meal consists of your choice of a grilled steak, BBQ chicken or fish (vegetarian and vegan option also available upon request). Add to this a fresh tossed salad, guest favorite chili, hearty miner’s beans, corn on the cob, dinner rolls and plenty more.  All this is finished off with our famous hot apple pie.  During this meal you will have the chance to swap your own mountain adventure stories with the folks sitting around you who may have come from around the country, or around the world.  Oh and don’t forget to save enough room in your tummy for marshmallows by a Real Rocky Mountain Campfire. You will never forget this evening when you became part of the history of the Colorado mining camps.

*Price does not include tips for sleigh drivers and actors

*25 person minimum necessary per night to conduct show.