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Colorado Horseback Riding

Colorado horseback riding is an excellent way to truly experience the High Country.  Take in the fabulous surroundings as the steady *clip* *clop* of your sturdy horse transports you to simpler times.  There’s plenty of opportunities to capture the amazing memories, so be sure to bring your camera and your sense of adventure as you enjoy an authentic piece of the Wild West!  

  • Spectacular views of the Chalk Cliffs of Mt Princeton or the Royal Gorge and the Sangre de Christo Mountains!
  • Expertly guided by real Colorado Wranglers.
  • Trail rides for all levels and fun for the whole family.

Our horseback riding trip are perfect for experienced riders and first timers alike!

6 Years Old
Fun For All
Buena Vista & Cañon City

Buena Vista Trail Ride ½ Day

$70 Ages 6+
Departs: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
Duration: Allow up to 3 hours

After being paired with the perfect horse for your size and ability levels, our expert wranglers will lead you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West!  You’ll wind your way between Aspen groves, through high alpine meadows, and over pristine Colorado creeks.  This is an adventure that experienced riders and novices alike will appreciate!

*This trip departs from the Mt. Princeton Stables in Nathrop, Colorado just South of Buena Vista and the minimum age is 6 years old.

Royal Gorge Trail Ride ½ Day

$70 Ages 6+
Departs: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
Duration: Allow up to 3 hours

From the top of 8 mile hill you’ll get spectacular views of the Royal Gorge and the Sangre de Christo Mountains.  Pair that with the rich history and entertaining stories provided by our wranglers and you’ve got an adventure that’s perfect for the whole family!

*This trip departs from the Royal Gorge Stables just West of Cañon City, Colorado and the minimum age is 6 years old.

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What’s Provided

In addition to an age, size, and experience level appropriate horse we provide professional and entertaining Colorado Wranglers that will be with you the entire trip.  These highly trained professionals will go over a brief training orientation teaching you proper techniques for steering, stopping, mounting and dismounting, and general handling of your horse.  They’ll share historical information, points of interest, fascinating stories, and some very funny Wild West humor all along the trail to keep you smiling the entire time!

Recommended Add-Ons Or Packages

Combine any half-day of rafting with either of our Horseback trail ride options and you’ll have an adventure package that will show you the best our rivers and mountains have to offer!  From the Wild West to some wild whitewater, this package will have you hollering Yee-Haw from start to finish.  This trip also includes a hearty Colorado BBQ lunch served in between activities right on the banks of the Arkansas River!

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Preparing For The Trip

What To Wear & Bring

The key to enjoying horseback riding in Colorado to the fullest is being properly prepared and dressed.  Here’s a list of things that we recommend to wear and bring:

  • Long pants (no shorts)
  • Tennis shoes (no sandals or flip flops!)
  • Sun-Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Money for items such as:
    • Souvenirs
    • Guide Gratuity