Sleigh Rides in Colorado

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Winter in Colorado is a magical time. Snow blankets the ground in white as everyone prepares for the holidays. Imagine taking a sleigh ride along beautiful Colorado landscapes, holding your loved ones and enjoying the crisp winter weather. Well, you can actually take a real sleigh ride with the whole family this year! Continue reading for some of the best places to find winter sleigh rides in Colorado. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Popular Winter Sleigh Rides in Colorado

One of the best places to find winter sleigh rides in Colorado is Breckenridge. The Breckenridge Stables offer tours in two locations, namely Peak 9 and the Breckenridge Golf Club. Peak 9 is usually open from late November through mid-April, while Breckenridge Golf Club is open from mid-December through end of March. Therefore, it shouldn’t be hard to plan a day around it. Both areas have amazing views that are different from one another. Breckenridge Stables has three different sleighs. One seats 12 to 14 people, one seats up to 28, and a more intimate one that seats up to 6.

Another great venue for sleigh rides is Bar Lazy L Ranch in Steamboat Springs. The rides here are fully planned events, so the tickets are worth every penny. First they pick you up in town and shuttle you to the ranch where your horse-drawn sleigh awaits. Tickets even include a meal. That’s right, the sleigh takes you to one of their pristine outdoors settings so you can take in the sights while dinning. After you finish eating, there is some additional entertainment to help you relax a bit before riding the sleigh back to the shuttle.

Christmas Adventures

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Christmas is just around the corner. Are you looking for a new Christmas adventure to take your family on this year? How about a scenic train ride through some of the most beautiful places in Colorado? Continue reading for everything you need to know about these unique Christmas adventures. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Christmas Adventures: Santa on The Train

This year you can live out your childhood dream to be on the Polar Express, now until December 24 with the Georgetown Looper. Enjoy the wonderful snowy vistas as you’re visited by Santa and his Elves. Also, they pass out presents and goodies to the little ones aboard the decorated and heated coaches. It is truly a magical experience for everyone in the family! Get your tickets now as their seats usually fill up quickly. If you miss out on this specific ride, don’t worry. Georgetown Looper also has a Victorian Holiday Celebration from December 26 to January 3. Your journey to this North Pole lasts approximately 50-60 minutes, round-trip. Guests may choose from the coach section, parlor car, or Presidential car.

Every wondered how the Georgetown Looper started? Here’s a quick history lesson. The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. This spectacular stretch of 3 ft. narrow gauge railroad, built by the Georgetown, Breckenridge and Leadville Railway, was completed in 1884 and considered an engineering marvel for its time. The thriving mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume lie 2 miles apart in the steep, narrow canyon of Clear Creek in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver. Engineers designed a corkscrew route that traveled nearly twice that distance to connect them, slowly gaining more than 600 feet in elevation.

Country Christmas Gift Show

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With Christmas quickly approaching, the best time to start shopping for gifts is now. Do you need inspiration on what to get for your loved ones this year? The Country Christmas Gift Show is coming soon. This year the show will be held at the Colorado Springs Center from November 19-21. Continue reading for information about this great Colorado Tradition and how you can attend the festivities. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Gift Show Inspirations

The Country Christmas Gift Show is a very unique shopping experience that the entire family can enjoy. For parents, the show offers “gift ideas, original arts and crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, home décor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewelry, skin care products, antiques, candles, toys and much more.” For the kids there will be a Santa Claus on the premises to listen to all of their Christmas wishes. You are  welcome to take your own picture with Santa, which is a great alternative to costly mall Santa’s.

The show is ran by Showcase Events Inc, which has successfully produced events and trade shows in Colorado since 1983. They always use modernized facilities with plenty of close in parking and the gift show will be no exception. The Colorado Springs location will provide access to concessions, restrooms, and spaces for exhibitors to showcase their products. Exhibitors have an opportunity to display and sell in well known facilities that accommodate easy access, move-in/out, public parking and a quality shopping environment. There will also be free WiFi and adequate parking for oversized vehicle and RVs.

Buffalo Bill Cody

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Colorado was the home of many cowboys and is the birthplace of a ton of western heritage. For example, have you ever heard of Buffalo Bill? Unless you’ve done your homework, you probably don’t know much about him. Continue reading for everything you need to know about this legendary cowboy. Did you know that you can tour Colorado as a Cowboy? Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Who was Buffalo Bill?

William Frederick Cody, nicknamed Buffalo Bill, lived from 1846 to 1917 in the American West. He was an American soldier, bison hunter, and wildly popular showman. He was actually born in Le Claire, Iowa, but he lived for several years in his father’s hometown in modern-day Mississauga in Canada. The Cody family returned to the Midwest and settled in Kansas. Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father’s death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 15.

Buffalo Bill was also an American patriot. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to 1865. Also, he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars. Bill even received the Medal of Honor in 1872. One of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill’s legend began to spread when he was only 23! Shortly thereafter he started performing in western shows depicting the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States. His career brought him all over the states, including Colorado.

2021 Colorado Corn Mazes

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Corn mazes have become wildly popular tourist attractions in Colorado. They are a way for farmers to generate tourist income. Tourism is a big commodity in Colorado. Visitors to Colorado spent $24.2 billion in 2019. Also, the state welcomed 86.9 million visitors in 2019. This is great for Coloradans because it supports more than 180,000 jobs. Continue reading for some of the top corn mazes in Colorado. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Top Corn Mazes in Colorado

One of the most popular corn mazes in Colorado is at The Botanic Gardens. This 7-acre corn maze is very family friendly. If you get stranded or separated from your group have no fear. This maze has two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges, making finding your party a breeze. For kids 10 and under, there is a separate, smaller maze. The 2021 corn maze is a space-themed maze with hidden objects for visitors to discover. The Botanic Gardens corn maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in Littleton.

There’s also the Cottonwood Farms in Lafayette. Cottonwood Farms is a family-owned farm that sells pumpkins, produce, and organic winter squash. At this location you’ll be able to ick your own pumpkins and see farm animals. Aside from their corn maze they will also have a straw bale maze. This 4-acre corn maze is cut by hand and not by tractors every year. The straw bale maze is great for children, where their parents can watch them play without being afraid they’ll get lost. Admission will be completely free for kids 5 and under and the elderly 65 and over. This maze is already active and will be until October 31st.

Tour Colorado as A Cowboy

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The culture of the old American West has many people from Colorado wanting to immerse themselves in the past. If you aspire to be a Colorado Cowboy, Colorado Springs has a long list of unique events and fun attractions themed around western heritage. Here are a few things you can do for your cowboy-inspired trip in the Colorado Springs area. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Cowboy Adventures in Colorado

Start your Colorado Cowboy adventure with breakfast at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. The Cliff House is the second oldest operating hotel in Colorado, where famed Buffalo Bill Cody once stayed. Buffalo Bill Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. Then you should visit the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy. This venue has tributes to cowboys who triumphed in the sport of rodeo. The museum often has live rodeo animals and special exhibits fun for the entire family.

What better way to experience Colorado as a Cowboy than via horseback? Plan your next stop with the Academy Riding Stables. Academy has a wonderful tour through Garden of the Gods Park on horseback. They have great trainers that can work with any rider with any skill level. The best way to end your adventure is with dinner in Old Colorado City. Colorado City was the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861. This venue has refurbished architecture, unique boutiques and dining that are sure to bring you back to the era.