Treat yourself to the Ultimate Horseback Ride.

Laugh your way through a Goat Yoga or Goats & Wine class.

Enjoy an ice cold beer or delicious wine with a view.

Treat your Lil' Buckaroo to a Pony Ride.

Conveniently located 1 mile (don’t walk!) NW of downtown Vail, Colorado, our rustic, little outfit offers something for everyone.

Open 7 days a week through September 28th. 


Now booking Summer 2019 Horseback Riding Tours

1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour Horseback Rides

Youngsters, teens, adults and seniors. 

First-timer, beginner and intermediate riders will find the trail manageable.  Nothing is too hard for Advanced riders 😉

Gentle horses wearing tiny, small, medium and large sized saddles to fit each rider’s physique. 

225lb weight limit (250 if you are 6’+)

Extremely scenic, mountainous terrain through Aspen Glades and wildflowers and a smorgasbord of tall grass for the horses to eat along the way, all set against Rocky Mountain backdrop.

Family Rides for everyone aged 5 and up. 

 Upgrade to an Adult-Only ride where everyone is 18 years and older.

Upgrade to a Private Ride with your people, and your people only.

48 Hour and 5 Minute Cancellation Policy

We accept Visa/MC/AMEX and Discover

Easy online booking.

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

Parent-Led Pony Rides 

Kids 0-5yrs –  $20 for 20 minutes.  

First come, first served.  Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Tiny saddles on tiny ponies  Walk on our beautiful trails, not in a circle.

For crazy outdoor fun, we have Goat Yoga classes (8yrs+) and Goats & Wine (or Goats & Soda for 10yrs or less) sessions where you can enjoy 2 servings of wine, beer or assorted non-alcoholic beverages with our furry, comedic companions.  Parents, sign up the kids and relax in the hammocks.  Or, join them in the enclosure for great family fun and photos for your Instagram story.

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

The Crooked Cow Saloon is stocked with cold beer and wine.  We have the Happiest Hour 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.  

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.

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 and cards.  Parking available everyday.   


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?  

(Frankly, they kept showing up with parents.)

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.



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