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Winter Adventures

Looking for something unique to do during your winter vacation in Steamboat for the days you’re not skiing or snowboarding? How about a snowmobile tour, horse-drawn sleigh ride or dogsled tour? These fun and adrenaline-fill adventures are the perfect way to see hidden areas of the Yampa Valley.


One of the best ways to explore the Routt County backcountry & wilderness is on a powerful snowmobile with experienced guides to show you the ropes. It’s time to explore our winter wonderland!

  • Steamboat Snowmobile Tours – Discover the Continental Divide over Rabbit Ears with Steamboat Snowmobile Tours, plus check out their moonlight dinner tour.
  • Elk Mountain Adventures – 5-hour private tour company based out of Hayden, CO offering snowmobile & UTV trips.
  • Colorado Sled Rentals – Full day adventure covering the Steamboat backcountry and ending with fireside food & drinks.
  • Saddleback Ranch – Offering guided snowmobile tours over groomed trails and open free ride meadows on private land. Enjoy views of the Flattops, Mt. Werner, Sleeping Giant and the Zirkels.
  • Thunderstruck Adventures - The only outfitter in Steamboat Springs & Colorado that provides a true backcountry snowmobiling experience on a fully-privately owned mountain. Their exclusive mountain offers terrain that is suitable for first-time riders, as well as some of the best professional snowmobile riders in the industry. 

Sleigh & Horseback Rides

There is something so peaceful about a sleigh ride at night with the sounds of the horses dashing through the snow, their bells jingling and the dark starry night surrounding you.

  • Steamboat Resorts – Typically offering a few different sleigh ride options, but make sure to call to see what the current availability is this season.
    • Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner – Bring your entire group for a horse-drawn sleigh ride dashing through the snow and ending with a four-course dinner.
    • Ragnars Sleigh Ride Dinner – Ride up the Gondola and take a snowcat-driven sleigh to Rendezvous Lodge for a five-course Scandinavian inspired dinner.
    • Four Points Snowcat Dinner – No horses in this sleigh ride! Cruise to 9,000 feet in an authentic snowcat and enjoy a traditional Italian dinner at Four Points Lodge.
  • Del's Triangle 3 Ranch - Take in the north country, just 30 minutes from Steamboat with a horseback ride tour and/or snow buggy tours. 

Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing is a fun, family-friendly way to get the adrenaline pumping, day or night. 

  • Saddleback Ranch - One of the best places to tube in the valley. Take their shuttle (a fun school bus) out to the Ranch and enjoy snacks and drinks while taking a ride on the 3+ tracks.
  • Howelsen Hill - Snow tubing will start this winter at Howelsen Hill. Details to come.

Dogsled Tours

This is definitely one for the bucket list! Get to know the fun-loving and hard-working dogs & guides while touring Routt County & beyond!

  • Snowbuddy Dog Sled Tours – Family owned & operated dog sled tour company offering guided tours, learn to mush trips or couples trips. All trips take place on Dunkley Pass, about one hour south of Steamboat.
  • Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works – Learn how to mush with the best! Run by an Iditarod athlete & his dogs, Grizzle T offers trips to the West & South of Steamboat.