Where To Sled In Denver, Colorado Springs And Elsewhere In Colorado On A Snow Day

October 29, 2019
Johnny Borchaedt and his son, Chase, fly over a sled jump at Ruby Hill, Jan. 12, 2019.Johnny Borchaedt and his son, Chase, fly over a sled jump at Ruby Hill, Jan. 12, 2019.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Johnny Borchaedt and his son, Chase, fly over a sled jump at Ruby Hill, Jan. 12, 2019.

Many Coloradans are having one of those snow days where the helpful tips for driving — or doing much of anything — is just one item long:

  • Do not, please?

Tuesday's snowstorm hit earlier than expected, sending school districts in the Denver metro scrambling, causing dozens of car accidents and freezing over RTD light rail switches. Even heavier snow is expected in the evening, somehow.

So before that second wave of cold stuff hits ... wanna go sledding? What's bad for roads is good for hills, after all.

Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Young and old alike gather atop Ruby Hill to fly down it into the snow.

Denver Metro

  • Ruby Hill Park. 1200 W. Florida Ave., Denver, CO 80223. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Ken Caryl Sledding Hill. 9989 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127.
  • Robinson Park. 200 Fairfax St., Denver, CO 80220. Open until 11 p.m.
  • George Wallace Park. 8501 E. Belleview Ave., Denver, CO 80237. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Meadowood Park. 3092 S. Laredo St., Aurora, CO 80013. Open until 11 p.m.

Colorado Springs

  • Cottonwood Creek Park. 7040 Rangewood Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80923. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Quail Lake Park. 915 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Village Green Park. 3590 N Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.
  • Jack Templeton Park. 5347 Rose Ridge Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.
  • Van Diest Park. 1520 Chelton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Open until 10 p.m.
Courtesy of Denver Public Library
Look! Coloradans have long distracted themselves from reality by hurtling down hills. Check out this sledding troupe going down 8th Avenue in Denver after the Blizzard of 1913.

Pueblo

  • University Park. 903 Bluestem Blvd., Pueblo, CO 8100. Open until 10 p.m.
  • Elmwood Golf Course. 3900 Thatcher Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Open until 6 p.m.
  • Belmont Park. Bonforte Boulevard and Jerry Murphy Road, Pueblo, CO 81001.
  • Walking Stick Golf Course. 4301 Walking Stick Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001. Open until 5 p.m.

Northern Colorado

  • Edora Park. 1420 E Stuart St., Fort Collins, CO 80525. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Fossil Creek Park. 5821 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Miramont Park. 5138 E. Boardwalk Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525.
  • Kroh Park. 5200 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. Open until 10:30 p.m.
  • University of Northern Colorado. 501 20th St., Greeley, CO 80639.
  • Peak View Park. West 13th Street and 58th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634.
  • Dry Creek Community Park. 1251 Grandview Meadows Dr., Longmont, CO 80503. Open until 11 p.m.