If you follow our blog, you know by now that we are fans of sledding. It is one of the few free winter activities. And, it is even free in ski resort towns that are otherwise expensive. The only cost is that of a sled, and some energy to get yourself up the hill before whizzing down. Sledding provides a day full of family fun, fresh air and maybe even wearing the kids out along the way. So, where can you find the best Aspen sledding?
Aspen is the best known tourist destination in the Roaring Fork Valley. It is also home to a couple of fantastic tubing and sledding hills. But you may also want to check out sledding hills in Basalt, Carbondale, El Jebel and Glenwood Springs.
We’ve covered Vail sledding hills and Breckenridge sledding hills. Now we’re bringing you the secret stash of Aspen sledding hills. From paid tubing hills with man made tracks and lifts to get you up the hill to secret stashes of sledding hills free for all, we’ve got you covered.
This winter get out and enjoy one of our favorite things to do with kids in Colorado. Grab your sled, bundle up and get ready for a sledding adrenaline rush either for a hour or a whole day!
Aspen Sledding Hills
“Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill
The “Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill at Aspen Recreation Center is certainly best known of Aspen sledding hills. Aspen Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland offers one of the more fun sledding hills in the Roaring Fork Valley. Start lower on the hill for the littles. Or, let the bigger kids start at the top and fly over the dips and jumps that sledders create throughout the winter season. Forgot your sled? Don’t fear, the Aspen Rec Center has sled rentals available. Want to make a day of it. Ice skate before or after your sledding fun.
Snowmass Snow Tubing
Meadows at Elk Camp Tubing
While we love sledding because it is free and a great way to burn some energy, we have to admit that snow tubing can be even more exciting. As many ski resorts do, Snowmass offers snow tubing. Purchase a ticket. Then enjoy a lift up the hill, And, soar down one of multiple lanes carved into The Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting illuminating the runs at night. Want to make a day or night of it? Take a few runs on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster!
Basalt Sledding Hills
Often great sledding hills can be found on golf courses and even in neighborhoods. The Basalt area are no exception.
East Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621
The sledding hill at Willits Park is located behind the Basalt High School. Bring a sled and enjoy soaring down the hill. If you need a break stop at the park to swing. Or, bring along some hot cocoa with which to warm up.
Carbondale Sledding Hills
River Valley Ranch Driving Range
303 River Valley Ranch Rd, Carbondale, CO 81623
The RVR driving range boasts a series of hills on the River Valley Ranch Golf Course practice range. Here there’s a fun series of sledding hills to soar down. Again, bundle up and bring your sled.
Carbondale, CO 81623
The Marion Gulch Trail is in the Thompson Divide, up Spring Gulch Road. It is a longer drive to get to but is in the woods so beautiful and ore secluded. Definitely bring snack ad hot cocoa for this sledding outing.
El Jebel Sledding Hills
Crown Mountain Park
501 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel, Colorado 81623
Crown Mountain Park is open space and recreational center in El Jebel best known for fun summer activities. But in the winter, when snow covers the area hills, families bring out their sleds and enjoy fun in the snow.
Glenwood Springs Sledding Hills
1702 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs CO
Sayre Park is a great place to take younger kids for some fun sledding.
South Canyon Sledding Hill
Near the South Canyon Landfill, Glenwood Springs, CO
This is a fun, large sledding hill just out of town. Veer left before South Canyon Landfill.
Four Mile Park Sledding Hill
Four Mile Park is located just west of Sunlight Mountain Resort. It is a great all ages sledding hill.
Have you been sledding on any of these hills in the Roaring Fork Valley? Tell us below which is your favorite!