Treat yourself to the ultimate horseback ride!

Closed until May 2019

Closing Sept 3rd!!!

Final horseback ride and final goat yoga class on Sunday, September 2nd.

Conveniently located 1 mile NW of downtown Vail, Colorado,

our rustic, little outfit offers something for everyone.

Claim your all-access pass through the beautiful backcountry of the Rockies on horseback.  The trails are truly awe-inspiring with wide-open scenic views, and dense Aspen glades with lush green undergrowth that includes giant Cow Parsnip with their large, delicate flower. 

The rides are a mix of adventure, relaxation and quiet for the ultimate horse experience in the mountains including wildlife sightings, singing birds, lush green Aspen glades with their quaking leaves and blankets of wildflowers under blue, blue Vail skies.  The horses are gentle, yet perky.  The guides are knowledgable and quiet, yet engaged.

We cater to all levels of riders in very small groups of 1-6ppl 

with the option to use 2nd gear – trotting! 

1.5 Hour Horseback Rides for everyone 8yrs + 


Upgrade to Adult-Only Rides 18yrs + 



After your ride, enjoy a cold beverage at  


The Crooked Cow Saloon is stocked with cold brew and wine.  We have the Happiest Hours in Town when the goats are available to socialize with the patrons during a private Goats & Wine session.  This includes 2 beverages and has special pricing for children 10 and under – a.k.a. Goats & Soda.  2 new babies joined us on August 9th!!!!!  Reservations strongly recommended! 

You’ve probably heard of our Happy Hour when the goats are let loose to socialize, it’s getting very Western up here as the goats have become very independent and wander off into the bushes now. We spend more time chasing them than we do pouring drinks between 3:30 and 5:30.

We offer super-special pricing on select varieties of beer and wine.  The beer garden with a view is enormous, including shady spots, sunny areas, picnic tables, home-built pallet furniture (lower your expectations Pinterest fans), hammocks, social areas, and cozy, private zones.   We have free games available for play such as Corn Hole, Washers, Badminton and our Redneck Bowling Alley.  Parking available everyday.  



Goats & Wine!! (or soda)

For crazy outdoor fun, we have Goat Yoga classes and Goats & Wine sessions where you can enjoy wine with some furry, comedic companions.  Parents, sign up the kids and relax in the hammocks.  Or, join them for great family fun.  Click here to book.  Special End of Season Pricing!!

For those that just want to sit back and relax in the shade while others ride, because after all, you are on vacation, do it in a hammock while soaking up our outstanding views with an adult beverage, we offer frosty cold beer, wine, mixed-drinks or non-alcoholic beverage at the Crooked Cow Saloon.

At Vail Stables we like to enjoy the Cowboy Life- with a twist!


What?  No horseback riding or pony rides for the kids under 8 years old? 

Click here to check out  What Happened to the Kids Program?

But it could change next year! 

If horseback riding isn’t on your, Little Buckaroo’s playlist, they still find ways to be occupied in the play area or feed treats to the horses while you chill at our saloon with cold beer, wine and mixed drinks from local craft brewers and distilleries.  Plenty of snacks and drinks for kiddos too.  Don’t forget!  Goat Yoga allows kids 8yrs+ to enjoy a class.



Note:  The weather forecast will ruin more vacations than the actual weather will.  Just book it!