An old-fashioned winter sleigh ride is fun for families and romantic for couples. Here are some Utah companies offering winter sleigh rides. Call ahead for reservations, and dress warmly for all sleigh rides.
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Boulder Mountain Ranch offers sleigh rides at Deer Valley. Their one-horse open sleigh can accommodate up to six people and is perfect for marriage proposals, newlyweds or small groups. They also have a two-horse sleigh for larger groups.
Rides depart at 5 p.m. from Deer Valley Resort
Call for reservations 866-783-5819
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Canyons Resort is only a short drive from Salt Lake City, and they offer scenic sleigh rides Thursday-Saturday, with extended holiday offerings, Dec. 20-March 30 as conditions allow.
Sleigh departs from the Ski Beach near the stairs leading into the Grand Summit Hotel at 5:30, 6:15 and 7 p.m.
Reservations are recommended: 1-866-604-4171
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Sleigh rides to view the elk are offered at Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge in Blacksmith Fork Canyon in northern Utah (about 2 hours from Salt Lake City). Depending on the weather and amount of snowfall, the elk-viewing rides run from Dec. 14 to Feb. 25 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
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Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Rocky Mountain Outfitters runs horse-drawn buggy and sleigh rides around the Homestead Resort, in the beautiful Heber Valley outside the small town of Midway, about 20 minutes from Park City. They use beautiful teams of Clydesdales, Belgians, and spotted draft horses.
Prices vary; only your group will be on the sleigh. Can be combined in a package with dining or lodging at the resort.
Call 801-310-3997 for reservations
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Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company is recognized as one of the top ten sleigh dinner operators in the entire country by USA Today. Sleigh rides take place at Stillman Ranch along the Weber River outside Park City. Rides include a homestyle dinner (optional) served in the ranch house by the fireplace.
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Snowed Inn Sleigh Company
The Snowed Inn Sleigh Company at Park City Mountain Resort offers sleigh rides with or without dinner. Sleigh rides depart each day at 5 p.m. and can be scheduled at 3 or 6 p.m.
Call for reservations 866-647-3310
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The Viking Yurt at Park City Mountain Resort has been described as one of the most unique, romantic and exquisite winter experiences in the country. Enjoy a Snowcat-drawn sleigh ride up the slopes of the resort to the cozy Viking yurt (hut) where a gourmet dinner is served.
Call 435-615-YURT (9878) for reservations