The Best Snow Tubing Day Trips From Boulder, CO

Which snow tubing hills are near what Colorado towns?

Snow Tubing is a fun way to get a fix of fresh mountain air in the winter. And the best part? Unlike skiing and snowboarding, no skill is required. Unfortunately, there are no snow tube hills in Boulder County. But our Boulder realtor team is happy to report that there are several awesome places nearby! The Boulder real estate agents here at Burgess Group have compiled this comprehensive list of the best snow tubing destinations near Boulder:

Copper Mountain

Distance from Downtown Boulder:

1 hour and 15 minutes

Pricing

$49/hour during the regular season. $69/hour during the holiday season. 

Age requirements: 

You must be at least 36” tall to ride. Children who don’t meet the height requirement are not allowed to ride with an accompanying adult. 

What makes it great:

Copper Mountain is the closest snow tubing option to Boulder. And it’s also one of the most beautiful spots in the area. As you fly down on your tube, you’ll be able to enjoy iconic Rocky Mountain vistas. When you’re finished tubing, try out another quick thrill on their Alpine Coaster. 

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Coca Cola Tubing in Winter Park 

Distance from Downtown Boulder: 

1 hour and 40 minutes 

Pricing: 

$34/ hour in off-season. $39/hour in peak season. 

Age requirements: 

All ages are welcome (as long as they’re at least 36” tall!)

What makes it great:

This tubing hill has 3 different banked lanes that curve and dip through the mountains. If you want to stick together with your friends or family, they allow you to link your tubes together. It’s a treat to enjoy the thrills with the company of your loved ones. When you’re ready to go again… you can hop on a different type of tube. A covered magic carpet shuttles you back to the top in a heated tunnel. It’s nice to get a little bit of relief from the cold before hopping back on the slopes. 

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Echo Mountain Snow Tubing

Distance from Downtown Boulder:

1 hour and 50 minutes

Pricing:

$27/hour on non-holiday Monday- Thursdays. $34/hour for Sundays and Holiday Weekends. 

Age requirements: 

All ages are welcome as long as they meet the minimum 36” height requirement.

What makes it great:

Echo Mountain tubing has a whopping 6 lanes. So you can race your crew down the mountain… even if you have a large group with you! Or if you prefer, Echo Mountain allows linking your tubes together (not every place does!). Linking your tubes together creates a bob-sled type experience (any fans of Cool Runnings out there?!). Ask any Boulder realtor here and they’ll tell you, at night, this tube destination becomes a bit of a party! Colorful lights shine down onto the lanes. Music starts bumping. On the right night, you can even see the milky way from the top of the hill. 

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Keystone Snow Tubing

Distance from Downtown Boulder: 

1 hour and 50 minutes

Pricing: 

$48/ hour 

Age requirements: 

Tubers must be at least 4 years old and a minimum of 46” tall.

What makes it great:

According to our Boulder real estate agents, the scenery itself is worth the ticket price! The thrill of the tubing hill is just an added bonus! Keystone has the works. There are multiple tubing lanes and a covered magic carpet to get you to the top. Feeling especially adventurous? When you’re finished tubing, hop 20 minutes down the road to Frisco Adventure Park to try out their tumble bubbles for a round of bubble soccer or human bowling. 

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Fraser Tubing Hill 

Distance from Downtown Boulder: 

1 hour and 55 minutes

Pricing: 

$27 for a 60-minute rental. $32 for a 90-minute rental

Age requirements: 

Children must be at least 3 years old to ride. Children 3-6 must ride with an adult.

What makes it great:

This tubing spot is unique in that it’s not connected to a ski resort. It’s simply a tubing adventure spot. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less beautiful! Snow-capped peaks are the backdrop for your tubing adventure. Fraser Tubing Hill has been a family-owned and operated destination since 1971. There are snacks and drinks for sale at the Snack Shack, but the owners welcome you to bring a picnic too if you prefer. 

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Colorado Adventure Park 

Distance from Downtown Boulder: 

2 hours

Pricing: 

$30/ hour for a single tube. $50/ hour for a double tube. 

Age requirements: 

Ages 3-5 must ride with an adult. Helmets are required for anyone under 18. 

What makes it great:

Do you want to try tubing… but would rather work your way up to “thrill hill”? This might be the place for you. Colorado Adventure Park offers tubing runs of varying intensity. It ranges from slow and easy to fast and wild. Not everyone craves adrenaline, after all! This is a great option for those who want to try it out… without committing to a major thrill. Colorado adventure also offers other adventure opportunities. You can rent snowshoes for $25/ day or rent fat-tire bikes for $20/ hour. Similar to snow tubing, both of these activities require no real skill. You could easily plan a fun day to tube for an hour, bike for an hour, then finish the day with a lovely snowshoe walk through the snowy forest.

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Is snow tubing really that different from sledding?

Yes! Snow tubes are more aerodynamic (AKA faster!) then sleds. Sleds are easier to steer than tubes. But that’s ok! Because most Colorado tubing hills have lanes expertly made snowdrifts. So there’s no risk of crashing into your tubing neighbor. Snow hills are designed to maximize safe speed. For this reason, it should come as no surprise that snow tubing is a super fun winter activity. Our Boulder realtor team wants you to stay safe and have fun out there! And don’t forget to bundle up. You’ll be mixing wind speed with cold mountain air. There’s no shame in bundling up like that kid from A Christmas Story.