When riding in a herd isn't an option.



Adult-Only Horseback Rides - Goat Yoga - Crooked Cow Saloon

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.  Each and every ride is adult-only (15yrs+).  The ride is exclusive, relaxed 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 Vail blue skies. 

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

with the option to use 2nd gear – trotting!  

The Crooked Cow Saloon is stocked with cold brew and wine.  We have the Happiest Hour in town when the goats are released to socialize with the patrons at the bar.  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, hammock chairs, social areas, and cozy, private zones.  We have S’mores packets, snacks and a grill for BYOM (bring your own meat).  We have free games available for play such as Corn Hole, Washers and soon, very soon, our Redneck Bowling Alley will be ready to use as we celebrate

The Grand Opening

of the Crooked Cow Saloon

on June 29th where you can enter a drawing for

2 tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert on June 30 in Denver!!

AND – Enjoy live music by Hardscrabble, a local bluegrass band

featured at the Bonfire Block Party and Vail Bluegrass 2018. 

For crazy outdoor fun, we have Goat Yoga classes and private Goats & Wine sessions where a few friends can enjoy wine with some furry, comedic companions.  

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? 

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


While horseback riding isn’t on the playlist for kids due to our adult-only horseback riding program, Little Buckaroos 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.


Option:  The ranch babysitter doesn’t charge much to watch your kids. 

Or your men.


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


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