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Petting Zoo
Donkey Rides

Red Tail Mountain Man
Santa Claus

Burro Racing
Team Building
Holiday Pageants

Pack Animals
Guided Hikes

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Family Entertainment in Colorado

Santa & Raindeer Farm in Colorado Laughing Valley Ranch celebrates the heritage of the American old west and magic of the Christmas spirit in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Home to Red Tail's Old West Burro Farm & Petting Zoo as well as Santa's Southern Reindeer Ranch, critters and characters alike enjoy the rustic lifestyle at 8,000 feet above sea level in historic Clear Creek County. Whether you are interested in the adventure and legacy of Colorado's wilderness, looking for good old fashioned family entertainment, or interested in educational tales about the early history of Rocky Mountain pioneers, Laughing Valley Ranch offers a fun and memorable experience for young and old alike.

Our herds of many domesticated and exotic animal companions are available for unique interactive opportunities with an emphasis on education and enjoyment. Petting Zoo in Colorado

Laughing Valley Ranch's inspiring character presentations have entertained and enlightened Colorado natives and visitors for two over decades. Our cast includes the authentic storytelling of Red Tail - The Colorado Mountain Man, the historic mining experience of an 1890's Prospector and Colorado's most popular Santa Claus visits.

Laughing Valley participates in many community and private events including festivals, holiday pageants, corporate team building and Colorado's only indigenous sport - Pack Burro Racing.
With our team of trained pack burros and expert regional knowledge, we are a professional outfitter for hiking the beautiful Colorado back country. Our pack animals are also available for rent to hunting parties venturing deep into the Rocky Mountain wilderness.

Located only 30 minutes west of Denver; Laughing Valley Ranch serves the metro Front Range as well as mountain resort communities.

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Laughing Valley Ranch
P.O. Box 1810 • Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452