Looking for a little input on where to ride around Boulder Co. I have a friend that moved there 4 years ago and we have been trying to get out to ride. He finally has called and finally invited me & my kids out. After years of prodding... he never had the time. Is there an area that is within 1 hr drive to ride in ? I know sounds stupid, I have looked at the other more popular area's but they are a stretch from him and I would like to hook up with a guide. I really don't have any mountian experience and I'm wise enough to realize a guide would be best. He claims he doesn't have any guy's at his work that ride so we can't get any help or input there. I know Steamboat is 1.5 hrs away but more of a ski area . Any input would be appreciated, I also need some feedback on taking my trail sleds out. Is it worth it ? I have to bring 1 sled either way due to my 13 yr old son and age / rental problems. I did look up the trail systems and they are small due to they are probably just a means to get to the mountains. Any help is appreciated.