Sleigh Rides

Enjoy the Colorado winter by horse drawn sleigh! Warming hut pavilion for hot cocoa sipping!!

Rapp Corral has offered custom horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter wonderland between Durango and Purgatory Ski Area since 1984. Sleigh rides are a great idea for family fun, a work party, a friends get together, or a romantic sleigh ride for two! We have five different sleighs! From our cozy two-person sleigh to the larger sleighs that can carry 10 adults comfortably, there is something for every group. If you have a really large group, we’ll bring out a few of our sleighs at once to accommodate your needs. Just ask us when you call for reservations!

Come enjoy the jingle of the horses, the brisk mountain air and the amazing scenery with us! We begin our sleigh ride season as weather conditions allow (usually the second week of December), and then stop offering sleigh rides when conditions are no longer favorable (typically the last week in February). But check back with us because you never know what the weather will bring!


Kids: Kids four and under are free
Duration: 45 Minutes
Privates: A private sleigh for two is $200.00
Groups: Minimum charge on any sleigh is $200.00
Payment: Cash only.

Enjoy 45 minutes aboard beautiful handcrafted sleds pulled by the “big boys” in their bells and finery! We cover three miles through the beautiful winter snowscape of the Hermosa Cliff and Haviland Lake country. Hot chocolate is available at the corral and on those real frosty days a toasty camp fire warms your toes!

Departures:We are open seven days a week, however, we are closed on Christmas Day.  Reservations are required .   Our season is mid-December through mid-January depending on snow and trail conditions.

Departure times are 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30 pm.

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SANTA SLEIGH RIDE | Price: $50 per person

Kids: kids one and under are free
Plan on spending about an hour with us for this special event
Offered: Dec 16 – 3:30,  Dec 17 – 12:30 and 2:00,  Dec 22 – 12:30 and 2:00,  Dec 23 – 12:30 and 2:00,  Dec 24 – 2:00
Payment: Cash only.

This special sleigh ride is only available on dates and times listed above. Santa has a big list and needs to lighten his load before the big night!  One or two special sleigh departures leave each day (12:30 pm or 2:00 pm) from Rapp Corral!  We will enjoy a short sleigh ride (about twenty minutes) and we return to the corral area and gather near the fire with hot chocolate and smores while we wait for Santa and his elves to arrive in his special red sleigh!   Santa is personally delivering the gifts (you have brought for your child and loved ones)!   This is a really special time and has become a tradition for many families! Get ready to sing some Christmas songs and get in the Christmas Spirit with us! Please schedule early as the space is limited!

Departures:  Dec 16 – 3:30,  Dec 17 – 12:30 and 2:00,  Dec 22 – 12:30 and 2:00,  Dec 23 – 12:30 and 2:00,  Dec 24 – 2:00

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Preparing for Your Sleigh Ride

It’s winter – think warm. We have blankets, but there’s nothing like being dressed for the weather. Hats, gloves, warm clothes and jackets will all make your ride more enjoyable. If you’d like to bring something warm to drink, just be sure it’s in a spill-proof container. And remember sunscreen for your face! Even in the winter (especially with the reflection off the snow), the Colorado sun comes shining through!

Customer Comments

“Our sleigh ride for two was my life long dream, thank you for making it so special.”  – Judy “Joe was our sleigh driver, what a great guy, we have gone with him the last three winters and hope to keep up the tradition.”  – Julie “There is no better way to experience a Colorado winter than by sleigh pulled by gorgeous horses. Thank you. We will never forget this family adventure.”  – Nancy, Dan, Jessica and Parker


Please give the corral a call at 970.247.8454 to set your time and date. We do not accept credit cards for sleigh rides and all reservations are made on the honor system. So if you have a change in plans please let us know as early as possible so that we have the opportunity to rebook your sleigh. Please show up ten minutes before your ride…don’t be late as we will be harnessed and waiting for you! Click here for directions.

Rate subject to change. Valid as of 11/2017