Adult-Only Rides (18yrs+): No Bawling

Our rides are fun and safe for everyone.  Trotting is encouraged, but optional.

We guarantee that children are not present on our Adult-Only Rides as it is reserved exclusively for guests 18yrs and up.  Four-letter words, non-PG content and talk of boozing it up are welcome.  We have earplugs or headphones with nice country music for anyone that might feel offended if a rowdy type shows up for a ride.   The trail is the same, however, your ride will not be in close proximity to other riders with children and their people.  

The groups are kept to about 6 ppl.  

Maximum of 24 horses available for larger parties.

Open 7 days a week.  Minimum of 2 people required for an adult ride to go.

1, 1.5 and 2 hour rides @ various times of the week.    $100-140pp . See the Schedule

20% auto-gratuity added to groups of 6 or more.

Cancellation Policy:  48 Hours and 5 Minutes for a full refund.  We are genuinely sorry that we must have a strict cancellation policy.  We realize that this policy may come as a real disappointment.  We hope that you will understand that the policy reflects an extraordinary range of determining factors. 

Where do the horses go during the winter months?


A spectacular mountain ride for all levels of riders, beginner to advanced.  Walking with optional trotting where possible.

All riders must be 18 yrs of age and up for Adult-Only Rides.

All riders must weigh less than 225lbs.  (People 6′ and up can weigh up to 245lbs)


Adult-Only Rides – $100-140pp  Book online!

Lesson 1:  Mounting a Horse


Lesson 2:  Steering Your Horse



Lesson 3: Dismounting a Horse




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.