Train Trips and Sleigh Rides for Seattle-Area Families
Horse-drawn sleigh ride with Three Peaks Outfitters
Sleigh rides with Three Peaks Outfitters, Cle Elum
Few winter activities conjure up that nostalgic fairy-tale feeling like gliding through snowy fields in an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh. For Seattle-area families, the closest spot to experience the magic is in Cle Elum, a 90-minute drive to the east. At Three Peaks Outfitters, a local family-owned business, a shiny red sleigh awaits behind a handsome duo of horses, ready to take you on a wondrous tour through the winter-white woods and scenic trails of Cle Elum’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Bundle up and don’t forget a thermos of hot cocoa! Rides are 30 minutes long, and they book up fast. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Want to make it a staycation? Popular Suncadia Resort is minutes away, with lodging, food and activity options galore.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, December through February, weather dependent. Closed during some holiday dates; check the website for details.
Find it: 3000 Bullfrog Rd., Cle Elum, WA
Cost: $24 for adults and $18 for youths ages 12 and younger. Littles younger than 2 ride free on an adult lap. Book online.