Sleigh Rides

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

Winter sleigh ride season closed on Feb. 22, 2015

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 five and under are free
Duration: 45 Minutes
Privates: A private sleigh for two is $135.00
Groups: Minimum charge for any sleigh with group size up to three is $135.00

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: These rides are offered mid Dec.- mid Feb, 7 days a week by reservation only.  Sleighs go out on the hour, the first sleigh leaves at 11:00am and the last sleigh of the day departs at 4:00pm.


SANTA SLEIGH RIDE | $35.00 per person

Kids: kids under one year old are free
Plan to spend 45 minutes with us. Actual sleigh ride is 15 minutes
Offered: December 20-23 (4 Nights Only) Be here no later than 5pm!

This special sleigh ride is only available December 19-23. Santa has a big list and needs to lighten his load before the big night! One special departure each evening leaves Rapp Corral for a short 15 minute ride at dusk. We return to the sleigh barn to twinkling Christmas lights and a large roaring fire. Hot chocolate is passed around while we wait for Santa’s arrival in a one horse open sleigh complete with Christmas lights! Santa will personally deliver your child or loved one’s special gift (that you secretly deliver to Santa’s Elves prior to the ride). Make sure your gift is wrapped and labeled. This way Santa and his Elves can spend some extra time with your loved one! This sleigh ride is very popular and has always been a totally heartwarming experience for everyone! Sign up early!

Departure: Please deliver your gifts by 5:00pm, then join us for s’mores and hot chocolate around the fire before the sleigh departure at 5:15pm sharp!

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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 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 9/2014