Snow tubing offers a family-friendly alternative to skiing for winter lovers on a budget or those not quite ready for the big slopes. As Colorado boasts some of the world’s best skiing, it stands to reason that it would also host some of the country’s top snow-tubing areas. Here are 14 of Colorado’s favorite tubing destinations.
Beaver Meadows Snow Tube Hill
Located in the rustic mountain village of Red Feather Lakes, the Beaver Meadows Snow Tube Hill consistently earns the title of “Colorado’s most fun place in the snow.” Colorado’s oldest tubing facility, the Beaver Meadows Snow Tube Hill complex also boasts over 20 miles of backcountry snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Beaver Meadows has both single and double tubes available, as well as a lift to the top. Make a weekend of it, check out their cabins that sleep six.
Coca Cola Tubing Hill at Winter Park
The Coca Cola Tube Park is located next to the Vintage Hotel at the base of Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado. The tube park features a covered conveyor lift ride to the top, exciting banked curves, and three individual tubing lanes. Take the fast lane, the slow lane, slide down as a group, or go it alone, Coca-Cola Tube Park offers fun for every age group. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Check out our 8 Tips for Snow Tubing at Winter Park with Kids.
Colorado Adventure Park
Just 10 miles north of the Coca Cola Tubing Hill, Colorado Adventure Park is Grand County’s largest, fastest, and safest tubing park. The locally-owned facility makes its own snow and offers tubing, double tubing, and reasonably priced tube rentals. Tubers must be 3 years old. Snow Scoot participants must be between the ages of 6-13.
The family-friendly Copper Mountain tubing run boasts four lanes of sliding, spinning, and tubing fun. Tubing sessions last one hour, not including a 15-minute safety briefing and tubing assignment. Tickets must be purchased online. The Tubing Hill is located behind Copper Station in the town of East Village, Co. See our nearby Copper Mountain big family accommodations.
Dutch Henry Tubing Hill
Located at 999 S. Highway 24 in Leadville Colorado, Dutch Henry Tubing Hill typically remains open from December to March; weather permitting. Tubing is free to visitors who supply their own tubes, but rentals are also available. The facility features four lanes of varying lengths, but no tow ropes or magic carpets. Stay in nearby Breckenridge to find accommodations for your big family.
Six lanes, a covered conveyor lift, and a short ride from Denver – just 36-miles – make Echo Mountain one of Colorado’s most popular tubing spots. The area is open to all ages with a minimum height requirement of 36 inches.
Fraser Tubing Hill
Just minutes away from the Winter Park Ski Resort, the historic Fraser Tubing Hill offers fun for the whole family. Children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old may enjoy the hill in the company of an adult. Guests ages 7 and older may ride alone. The hill features a lift, 60-90 minute tube rentals, and a snack bar.
Frisco Adventure Park
The Frisco Adventure Park is located in Summit County, Colorado, about a mile from the town of Frisco. The park operates a 1,200-foot tubing hill with lift service and 6 lanes, a ski and snowboard hill for beginners, and a small terrain park. An on-site lodge offers brats, nachos, and beer. Reservations are required.
Hesperus Ski Area
The Marmot Hill tubing area offers tubing to riders who are at least 3 years old and 36 inches tall. The area does not have a lift. Just 11 miles west of downtown Durango, the Hesperus Ski Area typically gets an average of 150 inches of snowfall annually. Tickets can be purchased outside of the Lodge. See our nearby big family hotels in Durango.
Keystone Nordic Center, Keystone Resort
Located about 70 miles west of Denver, the Keystone Nordic Center offers tubing the old-fashioned way – ride down and walk back up. Reservations can be made online. The resort does not allow personal tubes or sleds, but tubing tickets do include a tube rental. Participants must be 42 inches tall and 4 years old and over. Enjoy a weekend in Keystone with these big family friendly accommodations.
Monarch Mountain offers one-hour tubing sessions that begin every 15 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome but are based on availability, make your reservations online. Tubers must be at least 36 inches tall to ride alone. Children 6 years old and younger must be accompanied by a participating adult.
The Snow Coaster Tubing Hill located at the Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado features three lanes of high-speed tubing. Children ages 3-5 years must ride with an adult, and children ages 6 and older may ride unaccompanied. Tubers must walk to the top, and no personal sleds or tubes are allowed. See our hotel listings in Durango for a fun weekend.
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Steamboat Ski Resort offers tubing at Yee-Haw Tubing Hill located nearby on the Saddleback Ranch. The hill’s state-of-the-art tube-tow lift system attaches itself to the tube and transports riders back to the top. Tubing sessions last two hours and start at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Vail Ski Resort
Vail’s Adventure Ridge offers a variety of family activities including a kids’ snowmobile track, ski bikes, and, of course, snow tubing. Getting to the mountaintop center requires a scenic ride on the Eagle Bahn Gondola starting in Lionshead Village. Eagle’s Nest Tubing features a “magic carpet” lift, tube rentals, and a restaurant. Check out our nearby Vail accommodations for big families.