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Vail Stables

The Ultimate Horseback Riding Tour in Vail, Colorado

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Our Rustic Little Outfit Offers Something for Everyone

Our gentle horses, friendly, experienced guides, and awe-inspiring trails await your arrival.  

See our adorable Goats in Goat Yoga, Goats & Wine and Goat Happy Hour.  Random Live Music Events 


Located one easy mile (don’t walk!) NE of Vail Village

STRICT 48 hr and 5 minute cancellation policy.

Dress in layers as Colorado weather is very moody, and the forecast is usually deceiving.


Horseback Rides

1, 1.5 and 2 Hour Tours

Walk and Trot

Mountainous Terrain, Aspen Forest, Scenic

Weight limit:  225lbs if you are under 6′ tall. 

245lbs if you are over 6′ tall. People over 6’4″ can weigh 260 pounds.

Kids 5 and up can ride.  Guides lead 5 and 6 yr olds from their horse using a lead rope.

Smuggling in a 4-11/12ths yr old as a 5 yr old is like saying, “I am 20-11/12ths years old, can I get a drink?”  No Refunds when you get caught.

Horn bags on the saddle to hold your personal items.  No backpacks please.


Pony Time

0-5 yrs old.   Parent-led rides.  30 minutes with the Pony.

Discontinued until further notice due to lack of staff.

Unless you speak with Pedro at (855) ride-vail.

He said he will make it happen for $100.  


Roping Class

5 Yrs and Up

1 Class Daily Mon-Sat 


Team Roping Practice

14 Yrs and Up

Wednesday Evening


Horsemanship Class

5 Yrs and Up

1 Class Tuesday and Wednesday  


Goat Yoga

8 Yrs and Up

2 Classes Daily M-F  (Some Weekends)


Goats & Wine

All Ages

3 Sessions Daily – 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30

$25pp 4yrs+

Includes 1 drink and 1 cup of treats per person.


Goat Happy Hour

11:30-3:30 or 3:30-5:30. Random.  It’s confusing to us as well.

The bartenders went back to college.


2 Drink Minimum

Goat and Horse treats for sale.

$5pp reservation fee guarantees we will stay open 3:30- 5:30

LIVE Music Performances during Goat Happy Hour

4:30-6:30 Book Online!!

July 2, 9, 12, 16 – Hannah Haupt

July 3, 23, Aug 14 – The Evolution

July 5-6 – Brother and The Hays @BrotherandtheHays

July 7, 21, Aug 11 – Many Mountains @manymountainsmusic

July 8 – Grayson Capps @graysoncapps

Aug 20-21 – Danno Simpson @dannosimpsonmusic




If 2021 is anything like last year, it is going to be very busy. We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible to secure the ride and time slot or class you desire. You have 48 Hours and 5 Minutes prior to check-in time to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund.


Discover Vail, Colorado

Vail Stables is uncompromisingly Colorado, specializing in beautiful mountain horseback rides near the town of Vail.

We have been the leading provider of tours on horseback for over 17 years and offer adventurers an all-access pass into the backcountry of the White River National Forest.

The spirit of the Old West rides on the breezes flowing through the quaking Aspens and echoes in the squeaking leather saddles. Our passion is to create transformational experiences through horseback riding.

Our friendly, experienced guides, gentle horses, and awe-inspiring trails await your arrival.

Note:  The information on this website supersedes any other information found on printed materials or other websites.


Home of the Happiest Hour in Town

Relax in our hammocks with a stunning view of the slopes. We have cold beer and wine for the adults and soda available for the kids. Play a game of cornhole, washers, or cards. The goats come out to mingle too!

The beer garden at the Crooked Cow Saloon is open Monday and Wednesday 12-3 , Friday and Saturday from noon until 4:00, 5:00, 6, or 7 p.m. if the crowd keeps it going.  If no-one shows by 4pm, we are outta there!

The goats come out to mingle between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.


Treat Yourself to the Ultimate Adventure

Goat Yoga so much fun!

"My daughter convinced me to sign her up for goat yoga. We got there and all decided to join her as a family. It was so much fun. Amy was the instructor and was awesome. She gave us a nice workout and gave us plenty of time to interact with the goats. The goats were sweet and fun. Highly recommend. We may try to do it again before our vacation ends."

– kjtex2016 · TripAdvisor
Visited twice in 3 days- so much fun!

"We booked a family trail ride our first day of vacation in Vail- it was so great- horses were very sweet and gentle, scenery was gorgeous, ride was very relaxing. Then we found out they have Goga (Goat yoga), and the girls HAD to come back for that, so day 3 of our trip we were back at Vail Stables for a really fun session of goat yoga with the sweetest goats and great yogi leading the session. Highly recommend both experiences!!"

– SOonthebeach · TripAdvisor
Excellent Beginner Ride

"Having almost no horseback riding experience, 2 hour Vail Stables tour was perfect for our family with 2 tweens/teens. Climb into forest was manageable, not scary at all, and views were amazing. Horses in beautiful condition and very well trained. On our ride we hardly did any directing, in fact, we could have actually handled going faster."

– KrisC3333 · TripAdvisor
Best ride we've been on. Great route and overall great experience.

"Great experience from the minute we checked in. Our guide was Ellen and she was terrific. Got us ready and off we went on a fantastic 2-hour ride. Great pics along the way. Never considered about the horses or trails and we got up and down the mountain with incredible views and great memories. Highly recommended! Do the 2-hr ride. well worth it!"

– David K. · TripAdvisor
Loved it!

"We decided to go for a horseback riding after my kids (10 and 12 years old) insisted... my husband didn't want to come but somehow we convinced him. We all loved it!!! The horses are so perfectly train that you literally don't need to do anything... it was a great experience and a great way to see Vail from a new perspective! Will definitely be back."

– Karilli · TripAdvisor