Aspen Sledding Hills Fun for the Entire Family

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?

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Sledding is one of our favorite winter activities. Photo courtesy Canva.

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 Snowmass, 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

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All you need for sledding fun are warm clothes, a sled and two feet to get you up the hill. Photo courtesy Canva.

“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 & Sledding

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!

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Snowmass Town Park

Sledding at Snowmass Town Park

Snowmass Town Park is located below the villages and ski resort. There are trails throughout the park with a variety of different sizes of slopes. Likely you will be able to find a size that fits your sense of adventure here.

Basalt Sledding Hills

Often great sledding hills can be found on golf courses and even in neighborhoods. The Basalt area are no exception.

Willits Park

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.

Marion Gulch

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

Sayre Park

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.

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Have you been sledding on any of these hills in the Roaring Fork Valley? Tell us below which is your favorite!

Aspen Sledding Hills Fun for the Entire Family
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Liana Moore

Liana Moore is a third-culture kid with a hangover from those days that is a severe case of wanderlust. She is more comfortable driving the cliffs of Amalfi, Italy or the dirt roads of Costa Rica or attempting to decipher the street signs of Osaka, Japan than navigating the theme parks of Disney World. But she loves it all. She doesn't believe a vacation is complete without an adventure. Her husband and kids know well that "adventure" often is code for mishap or challenge and it usually results in a good story. They seek outdoor experiences whether in the mountains, on a beach or in the jungle of a tropical country. Her favorite vacation is... all the ones she hasn't yet taken, as well as those she plans on taking again. And, that list is so, so long. But she continues to extensively explore her home state of Colorado, spends lots of time wandering Texas, California, New Mexico, Costa Rica, Mexico, Norway and has even explored Kazakhstan.

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