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Snow Mountain Ranch - YMCA of the ROCKIES
Open year-round • Only location with Daily Wagon / Sleigh / Carriage Rides

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Currently Offering:

Winter Horseback Rides

Pony Rides

Due to unseasonably warm weather, sleigh rides have closed for the season.


Ride Schedule & Prices
Maps & Directions
Sleigh Rides

Experience Something Special this Season

Fun with the Petting Zoo

Uniquely situated on the 5,200 acre YMCA mountain property, our Snow Mountain Ranch Location is open to the public for horseback riding year-round. The YMCA is located in the beautiful Fraser Valley between Winter Park and Granby, Colorado - just a 90 minute drive from Denver. Over 60 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and HORSEBACK RIDING!

From the littlest Buckaroo in your family to the oldest Cowboy, we have something for everyone. Kids who aren't ready for a full length trail ride are able to take a lead-around ride on one of our ponies. Or visit our Snow Mountain Farm where sheep and goats bleet and baa for your attention. Go into their pen and give a goat a hug! Where DO your wool hiking socks come from, anyway?

Interested in information about on-property lodging and other activities? Or just want an on-site day pass? Visit the Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies Website. Hiking, show shoeing, rock climbing wall, indoor swimming pool, archery, craft shop, skiing, mini golf, tubing, dog sledding, and more!

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Trail RidesWagonsSleighsWeddings, Groups & Special Events

Trail Rides

Enjoy Beautiful Views of the Continental Divide as you ride through varying terrain: meadows covered with wild flowers in the summer; thick spruce forests; paths beside beaver ponds and mountain streams. Winter rides are a real-life version of that snow globe on your mantle. Let our wranglers point out the local wildlife: elk, deer, moose, black bear, and coyote roam the property freely and make frequent appearances.

Summer Schedule & PricesWinter Schedule & Prices

Wagons (Summer)


Surrey with a fringe on top. Seats 4-6. Team: JoAnn & Jeanie


If Trail Riding isn't your cup of tea, join us for a wagon or carriage ride. This is a great option for groups with members who don't want or who are unable to ride horseback. Combine with our meal rides, or plan your own event! How about a wagon ride campfire with hot cocoa at sunset?

Wagon Schedule & PricesWagon Information Page

Sleighs (Winter)

Whether you join a group ride or schedule a private experience, dashing through the snow in a two or one-horse open sleigh is truly a unique event. Choose from hot cocoa sleigh rides with a campfire stop for cocoa and marshmallows, or dinner sleigh rides complete with a home cooked Colorado meal, served in our indoor, heated western dining hall.

Sleigh Schedule & Prices

Weddings, Groups, & Special Events


Looking to complete you dream wedding with a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh? Arrive (or depart!) from your ceremony in style, in any season. We're here to help your dreams come true. Available on Snow Mountain Ranch Property and in Grand County. Take your bachelor / bachelorette party on a unique adventure, or let us help you host a chuck wagon rehearsal dinner!



Does your family reunion need an event every generation can participate in? Is your business retreat looking for a member event that fits in the budget? We are specially equipped to take care of the needs of large groups, with guests of varying abilities, as well as flexible in helping you plan unique events, with prices to match your budget. Call or email us for group rates (Generally start at groups of 20+). We are excited to hear your ideas; or ask how we think we could best cater to your group! Special prices also available for non-profits.

Special Events

Anniversaries, Birthdays, Proposals, you name it. Whether you're looking for time as a couple, hosting a party for your 6 year old, or celebrating Grandma & Grandpa's 50th Anniversary, we can help. Pony rides, private sleighs or carriage rides, picnics in the summer, or a special dinner event are just some of the things we offer. Looking for local vendors for cakes or flowers? We can help there too. Call us with your ideas, or let us help you craft your experience!

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Book Lodging at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies Archery; Swimming; Cross-Country Skiing; Snowshoing; Craft Shop; Hiking; Biking; Climbing Wall; And More!

Staying in the Granby / Winter Park area, and the YMCA of the Rockies is booked? We recommend the Winter Park Lodging Company

Phone (970) 887-1999

OR (970) 887-2152 Ext 4146


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