There are so many ways to explore the beautiful natural landscape of Colorado, but riding atop a horse is one of the best ways to experience the area. If you’re in the Winter Park area, you can try these places below for an exciting excursion of horseback riding in Colorado. Ride through the Rockies, stop at gorgeous lakes, and witness colorful wildflowers during your ride.
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The Best Places to Try Horseback Riding in Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park
It’s no surprise that the Colorado Rockies are at the top of this list. Known as one of the most scenic locations in North America, Rocky Mountain National Park is home to a number of excellent trails for horseback riding in Colorado. SK Horses’ National Park Gateway Stables offers horseback tours of the park from a two-hour trip to Hidden Meadow to a nine-hour journey that takes riders to Ypsilon Lake.
Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch
Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch provides guests with incredible opportunities to explore the Colorado landscape. Whether you’re a novice or an expert rider, the staff at this stable will lead you along several trail rides. Each day at 8 a.m., you can embark on a Breakfast Ride, which also includes a delicious cowboy-style breakfast halfway through the three- to four-hour ride, for $60 per person. Reservations are required for the Breakfast Rides, do be sure to call ahead.
You can also opt for one of the Steak Dinner Rides, which include a journey through the forest to a campfire clearing where dinner is cooked to order. Take in the beautiful mountain views, look for wildlife like deer and elk, and enjoy the company of your fellow riders. This excursion is priced at $70 per person.
Rusty Spurr Ranch
At the Rusty Spurr Ranch in Kremmling, CO, you can ride through the same landscape the Ute Native Americans traversed more than a century ago. From sagebrush high desert to forest-covered ridges, you’ll explore various terrain during your excursion. Select between train rides, lunch or dinner rides, cattle drives, or customized rides.
Cabin Creek Stables at Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Another great option, Cabin Creek Stables at Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers rides that last from an hour-and-a-half to a half day excursion. After your ride, you can take some time to explore the extensive ranch with zipline tours, a restaurant, mountain biking trails, and more.
You’ll have access to some of the best horseback riding in Colorado when you live in Winter Park, a beautiful mountain town located west of Denver and less than an hour south of the Rocky Mountain National Park. In the winter, you can take advantage of the world-class skiing and snowmobiling while in the summer you can enjoy hiking, biking, and more.
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