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Snow Tubing in Colorado

One of the great things about Colorado is being outdoors. Whether you decide to visit in Summer, or you prefer the colder Winter months, Colorado has a lot to offer for families and individuals looking for some fresh air. During the winter, snow tubing in Colorado is definitely one of our favorite family activities.  If you and your little ones haven’t learned how to ski or snowboard yet, snow tubing is an excellent option to get out and enjoy the beautiful Colorado snow and outdoors. Or, if you want to take a break from the slopes, snow tubing in Colorado offers a variation to downward adventures on a hill.

It’s simple to do and if you enjoy a good thrill, this is definitely a great pass time. Using a single inner tube or a double inner tube, you simply slide down a hill. The steeper the hill, the faster you’ll go! Snow tubing is also a great gateway to teaching your kids how to ski or snowboard. They’ll get a feel for gliding quickly across the snow, no skill required!

Snow Tubing Near Denver

When is the best time to snow tube in Colorado? April is one of our favorite months of the year.

While there’s still plenty of snow, the weather is warmer, and the snow tubing runs are still open. Plus, in comparison with holiday months and tourist ski season, April offers a much less crowded adventure down a steep hill.  Below we’ve listed the top snow tubing in Colorado areas. Check them out this winter!

Colorado Adventure Park

Colorado Adventure Park is rated as the best snow tubing place in Colorado!

Located in Fraser, CO—just an hour and a half west of Denver—it offers a number of outdoor activities suitable for the entire family. In this area, you can explore ice fishing, winter dog sledding, skiing, and of course, snow tubing. The short commute from metro areas makes this park one of the best places to see without additional planning. In fact, Fraser, CO is nearby most major ski resorts too, including Winter Park Ski, Eldora, and Granby Ranch.

Operation times and business information for Colorado Adventure Park

  • Address: 566 County Road 721, Fraser, CO 80442
  • Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Offers: Single tubes and double tubes
  • Ages: 6+

Here is the pricing for tube and snowscoot rentals:

  • Single Tube – One Hour $24, Two Hours $36
  • Double Tube – One Hour $38, Two Hours $64

Multiple terrains are available on the tubing hill, including smooth and easy to fast and furious! A conveyor belt system takes tubers up the hill after each run, which allows you and the family to save your energy for the fun.

After your tubing adventure, you can warm up in a spacious warming hut with WiFi access, and even enjoy beer or wine from the concessions stand. Colorado Adventure Park has everything you need to enjoy a snow tubing adventure with the whole family!

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Tubing Hill at Copper Mountain

Another top-rated tubing location in Colorado is the Tubing Hill at Copper Mountain. This snow tubing hill is part of the sprawling Copper Mountain Ski Resort, a top winter destination for snow sports and a popular venue for concerts and music festivals in the spring and summer. Copper Mountain is located an hour and a half slightly southwest of Denver.

Operation times and business information for Tubing Hill at Copper Mountain

  • Address: 209 Ten Mile Cir, Frisco, CO 804432
  • Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open: Winter season through April
  • Ages: All Ages

*Visitors should check the calendar beforehand to determine when the park might be closed.

Here is the pricing breakdown for tickets:

  • Regular Season tickets – $28 an hour
  • Holiday Season tickets – $34 an hour
  • Additional Hour Regular Season – $14 an hour
  • Group Tubing Rate Regular Season (20+ people) $16 an hour
  • Group Tubing Rate Holiday Season – $22 an hour

Tubing sessions begin at the top of each hour, so it’s best to arrive at least 45 minutes earlier than your time to park, sign waivers and get tickets. Tickets are also available online for a 10% discount off the listed price above!

Tubing Hill at Copper Mountain features 4 lanes with curves, jumps and long run-outs. Both single and double tubes are available, and large groups can all go together at one time! After your hour on the hill, you can stop into Copper Station lodge to warm up with coffee, hot chocolate, and some food. JJ’s Tavern is also located in the Copper Station for the adults in your party.

If your little ones are shorter than 36” tall, Copper Mountain features a park for small children called Critterland right next to the Tubing Hill. A slide, crawl tunnel, fort and a mini-mini tubing hill are all included in the park, and it’s free with any ticket!

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Meadows at Elk Camp

Next, Aspen Snowmass Resort has a dedicated tubing hill at Meadows at Elk Camp, and it’s popular with Denverites not only for the pristinely carved tubing lanes but for the extended hours and winter night festivals every Friday night during the winter season! If you’re coming from Denver, consider planning a weekend stay. Aspen Snowmass is 3 hours and 45 minutes southwest of Denver, but the special activities are what makes this tubing experience worth it.

Operation times and business information for Meadows at Elk Camp

  • Address: Vista Trail, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Open: Winter season through April
  • Ages: All Ages

Ullr Nights is a winter wonderland festival in honor of Ullr, Norse God of Snow. The whole family can enjoy night tubing, an Alpine Coaster, s’mores, and a bonfire from 5:30p-8:30p December 28th through April 5th! The park also has extended hour operations from 3:30p – 6:30p on some winter weekends, called Après!

Here are the rates for tubing at the hill:

  • Tubing Only – $39 (your choice between 3-hour sessions in morning or afternoon)
  • Coaster and Tubing Combo – $54
  • Combo @ Ullr Nights (5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. session) $54
  • Combo @ Après (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.) $54

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Frisco Tubing Hill

Frisco Tubing Hill is ranked as one of the snow tubing places in Colorado because of the length of its multi-lane tubing runs. The lanes are carved out carefully and feature small jumps and speed on the way down a steep hill. A Magic Carpet conveyor lift is conveniently located by the hill so tubers don’t have to hike all the way back up to enjoy another ride!

Tubers must be at least 36” tall to enjoy the hill, and reservations for tickets must be made in advance online during Frisco Tubing Hills open season (from November to early April).

Operation times and business information for Frisco Tubing Hill

  • Address: 621 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443
  • Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open: Winter season through April
  • Ages: All Ages

Here are the ticket prices (hourly):

  • Holiday Tubing Hill Hourly Rate – $30 regular admission
  • Regular Tubing Hill Hourly Rate – $26 regular admission

Summit County residents receive a $3 discount, and Frisco residents receive a $4 discount on their tickets.

This Tubing Hill isn’t too far of a trek from Denver, being about an hour and a half southwest of Denver. In fact, it’s only a few miles from Copper Mountain!

Tubing Colorado Winter Activity

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is one of the best-kept secrets in Rocky Mountain National Park. This tubing hill was once a family ski resort in the early days of the park that has now been redeveloped as a tubing hill.

Operation times and business information for Hidden Valley

  • Address: Enter at the Beaver Meadows Entrance from Estes Park
  • Hours: Daily
  • Open: Winter season through April
  • Ages: All Ages

The hill is easily accessible from the highway and is accompanied by a picnic pavilion with 14 picnic tables and restrooms. A winter warming room is also available!

You can bring your own tubes and sleds to the hill, or rent them for $5 a day from the nearby Estes Park Mountain Shop or The Warming House near the Beaver Meadows entrance. Although no concessions are available at Hidden Valley, the town of Estes Park is just minutes away and features tons of lodging options as well as food and drink.

Firecracker Sledding Hill

Firecracker Sledding Hill is a longer commute from metro Denver, but always worth an adventure if you find yourself in southeastern Colorado. Nearest to Telluride and all of the amazing things this small town has to offer—including amazing five-star restaurants and a world-class ski resort—it’s one of the best destinations for snow tubing in Colorado. It features a friendly climb up and a thrilling lane down.

Operation times and business information for Firecracker Sledding Hill

  • Address: 500 E Colorado Ave, Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
  • Hours: Daily
  • Open: December through March
  • Ages: All Ages

Access rentals from the Nordic Center or any local home improvement stores in the Telluride area. The Nordic Center offers cross country skiing rentals and lessons, as well. It’s opened everyday from 10 am – 4 pm MST.