Winter is nearly here, and you know what that means? Time to go dog sledding in Colorado.

With a snowy and cold winter in the forecast for Colorado this season, it's very tempting to stay inside where it's warm and remain curled up in front of the TV until spring eventually arrives and thaws us out. But it's also the perfect opportunity to enjoy our state's natural beauty as it's encapsulated in a winter wonderland. We're, of course, talking about dog sledding.

And, for your convenience, we've listed our top five places to go dog sledding in Colorado below! Now, mush!

*Please check-in with each of the following attractions listed to see COVID-19 updates and guidelines prior to planning your trip.*

Alpine Adventures Dogsledding

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Alpine Adventures is first and foremost a rescue facility for sled dogs. They've taken in retired race dogs from all over the country, and they're helping find them loving homes. But they also provide two types of dog sled tours, including Tagsled Tours and Group Tours.

Where: Leadville, CO
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Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours

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Family-owned and operated, Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours offers three dog sled adventures and is focused on treating every guest "like part of the pack!" Like Alpine Adventures, they also have retired sled dogs in need of good homes.

Where: Oak Creek, CO
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The Mountain Musher

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The Mountain Musher is a family-owned and -operated company that wants to give its guests an experience they'll cherish and remember. It's been featured on The Today Show and Colorado's own Colorado Getaways.

Where: Vail Valley, CO
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Durango Dog Ranch

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Whether you're new to dog sledding or you're a seasoned veteran, Durango Dog Ranch has got an adventure for you! Bring the family along and go on a half-day tour, meet the loveable dogs, and enjoy seeing the San Juan Mountains in all their glory.

Where: Hesperus, CO
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Krabloonik Dogsledding

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Journey through the Snowmass backcountry on one of Krabloonik Dogsledding's morning, afternoon, or twilight tours. There's even the opportunity for you to drive the dog sled yourself!

Where: Snowmass Village, CO
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Have you gone dog sledding in Colorado before? Are there other adventures or tours we should know about? Share them with us in the comments below.