When you climb into a horse drawn sleigh, cozied up under a thick blanket for a ride onto the snow-covered National Elk Refuge, you will find yourself in the middle of a western adventure unlike any other. This century long tradition continues to be a one of a kind way to discover first hand new things about the area’s wildlife. Experience the largest migrating elk herd in North America, as you venture across the Refuge to the sounds of snow crunching beneath the horses’ feet.
As you climb onto your sleigh, you will meet your guide. They don’t just drive the horses, your driver is a wealth of information and amazing facts. Learn about how the National Elk Refuge came to be and why it is important still today. Fascinating facts about the elk themselves are shared as you sit just feet away from these majestic animals. You may also encounter other wildlife such as eagles, coyotes, foxes, badgers, bison, deer, wolves, as well as trumpeter swans, ducks, geese and a variety of other birds. Each ride is unique and you never know what you will see next. Keep your camera ready!