Treat yourself to the ultimate horseback ride!

Book Now for Summer 2019

Now booking Summer 2019 Tours.

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, aged 5 yrs+, in very small groups of 1-6ppl –with the option to use 2nd gear – trotting!

Upgrade to an adult only ride where everyone is 18yrs+.  


1 Hour Horseback Rides  


1.5 Hour Horseback Rides 


2 Hour Horseback Rides  



Parent-Led Pony Rides 

Kids 0-5yrs   $20 for 20 minutes

first come, first served, all day 9am-4pm – walk on our beautiful trails



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 as we pour drinks and play good music between 3:30 and 5:30pm. 

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.  



For crazy outdoor fun, we have Goat Yoga classes

Goats & Wine!! (or soda)

 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.  

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 for the kids under 5 years old?  We do have pony rides!!

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!