During the last leg of our recent trip to Colorado, my husband, son and I spent time with my younger cousin and her family in Winter Park. While more popular with Denver locals due to its proximity to the city, Winter Park offers one of the most impressive landscapes I have seen while traveling over Berthoud’s Pass. Winter Park is a quaint Colorado town with lots of local dining and shopping.
On our last day, upon my cousin’s suggestion, we decided to book a morning dog sled ride with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park. This was hands down one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. I made a reservation online about two weeks before we left home and I am glad that I did because they were booked solid for the remainder of the day.
The family owned business is run by Tracie and Jeff Martin who could not have been more accommodating. We were met at the car by some of the retired sled dogs who have seemed to have joined the business as well-mannered greeters. Make sure to allow yourself time to check in and get your snow gear on. DSROWP have over 80 beautiful huskies on hand to pull you through the family’s acreage of property.
My son and I were wrapped up snugly in a sleeping bag on the sled and after a few simple instructions we were off! Our guide for the morning was Christina and she was fantastic. Aside from the sheer beauty of the ride through the woods and open planes of snow, I was amazed at how well everyone knew the name and personality of every single sled dog. Each litter happened to be lovingly named after a set of TV show characters or mountain peaks. There is no doubt how well this entire team of dogs are loved and cared for.
On hand to capture our ride was photographer, Art Ferrari of Ferrari Photo Visions. Based in Winter Park, Art was there to shoot every moment which I greatly appreciated and highly recommend. What better way to remember a great day than with images to cherish for a lifetime.
For more information and pricing, call (970) 726-8326 or visit them online at www.dogsledridesofwinterpark.com