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Horseback Rides

The Ultimate Colorado Adventure

Spectacular Horseback Rides

Riding a horse through the mountains is like being transported to another world, a world of breathtaking beauty and majesty. The landscape around you is a tapestry of meadows, wildflowers, lodgepole pines, and quaking aspen trees, and the air is alive with the sound of nature.

As you ride through the meadows, the sun warming your skin and the wind in your hair, you feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over you. The gentle sway of the horse beneath you is like a lullaby, and you are lulled into a state of pure bliss.

The wildflowers are a riot of color, their petals reaching for the sky in a joyful celebration of life. Butterflies flit from flower to flower, and the air is sweet with the scent of blossoms.

The lodgepole pines tower above you, their trunks straight and true, their branches reaching towards the sky. Their needles create a dappled shade that is cool and refreshing, and you feel a sense of awe at the majesty of these ancient trees.

Wildlife abounds in these mountains, and you may catch a glimpse of elk, deer, or even a black bear as you ride through the forests. The animals seem to sense your presence and regard you with a wary eye, as if wondering what this strange creature on horseback is doing in their territory.

And then there are the aspen trees, those quaking sentinels that stand guard over the mountains. Their leaves shimmer and shake in the breeze, creating a music all their own, and you are struck by their beauty and grace.

Riding a horse through the mountains, through meadows, wildflowers, lodgepole pines, and aspen trees, is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. It is a journey of the soul, a communion with nature that is both humbling and inspiring, and it is something that every person should have the opportunity to experience at least once in their lifetime.

Limited to two 5 or 6 yr olds on any one ride.  Definition of 5 and 6 yr old.  = A human that has existed between 1825 days and 2554 days outside of the womb.  

After your ride, G.O.A.T. Happy Hour is available starting at 11am, most days, and goes until 5.  Pet the goats, feed them, take selfies, pet and brush the pony.  $10 admission.

What is the difference between the trails?

Tine Ages Viewpoints Aspens Lodgepoles Creek Wildlife Technicality Elevation
Rocky Point 1 Hour 5yrs_ 2 Yes No No Sometimes Easy 9200ft
Bear Hollow 1.5 hours 5 yrs+ 2 Lots and Lots No Yes in AM Sometimes Moderate 9400ft
Dark Timber 2 Hours 7 yrs+ 3 Even More Yes No Sometimes Moderate + 9600ft
Elk Springs 4 Hours 5 yrs+ 3 Millions Hundreds Yes, Yes, Yes Sometimes Challenging 10,300ft

Private Rides on any of our rides, allow and are fine for resilient, tough, 5 AND 6 yrs olds.

Upgrade to an adult-only ride.  Cost a bit more to hear adults whining instead of kids.  Call to book as it’s not available to book online.

But if you’re wanting a deal, we have something for you.  A cash price!!  The rides cash price discount of $10pp.  Any age.  Show us the green, we refund the card for the full amount charged and you get the only discount available.

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From $220

Say yes, to being transported to another world, a world of breathtaking beauty and majesty. The landscape around you is a tapestry of meadows, wildflowers, lodgepole pines, and quaking aspen trees, and the air is alive with the sound of nature.

As you ride through the meadows, the sun warming your skin and the wind in your hair, you feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over you. The gentle sway of the horse beneath you is like a lullaby, and you are lulled into a state of pure bliss.  Continued…click “Learn More” below.

Ages  7 yrs +

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  • 20th Anniversary Ride
From $720

Half-Day Experience

  • Heading to the west, this technical backcountry ride climbs to 10,000ft in elevation by traversing large meadows, steep grades, thick, dark, fragrant stands of Lodge Pole pine trees, densely populated Aspen glades, bubbling creeks and lush undergrowth.
  • Plop down on your belly and slurp from a fresh, cold spring. Having said that, 7 yr olds do it every day and an amazing Grandma did it at 91. She was very flexible and possessed the will of a Grizzly.
  • Continued…click “Learn More” below.

Ages 7yrs+ (unless you Book a Private Ride)

 

From $165

This ride is something special, especially when you’re surrounded by a sea of quaking aspen trees. There’s something about those trees, the way they shimmer and shake in the breeze, that just sets your soul on fire.

As you ride through the mountains, you can feel the power of your horse beneath you, their hooves pounding against the earth, carrying you deeper into the wilderness. You breathe in the crisp mountain air, letting it fill your lungs, and you feel alive in a way that only a cowboy can understand.  Continued…click “Learn More” below.

Ages 5 yrs+

From $130

Riding a horse through the mountains for an hour can be an exhilarating and awe-inspiring experience. As you make your way through the winding trails, you’ll be surrounded by the rugged beauty of the mountains, with towering peaks, cascading waterfalls (we don’t have one), and dense forests all around you.

As you guide your horse through the terrain, you’ll feel a sense of freedom and adventure that’s hard to find in everyday life. The cool mountain air will whip through your hair, and the smell of pine and wildflowers will fill your senses.  Continued…click “Learn More” below.

Ages 5yrs+

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Private Horseback Rides

Available for all trail rides

Taking a private horseback ride (= costs more) can offer several advantages over a group ride. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider a private horseback ride:

  1. Personalized attention: With a private ride, you’ll have the undivided attention of your guide, who can tailor the ride to your skill level and preferences. You can ask questions, get tips on riding technique, and receive more personalized attention and guidance.
  2. Flexibility: Private rides can often be scheduled at a time that works best for you, rather than having to conform to a set schedule of group rides. This can be especially convenient if you have a busy schedule or need to work around other activities.
  3. Privacy: If you’re looking for a more intimate and private experience, a private horseback ride is the way to go. You won’t have to worry about riding with strangers, and you can enjoy the scenery and experience without any distractions.
  4. Safety: If you’re a beginner rider, a private ride can provide a safer environment with more one-on-one attention from your guide. This can help build your confidence and skills at your own pace.
  5. Special occasions: Private rides can also be a great option for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or romantic outings. You can add special touches like champagne, a picnic, or even a sunset ride for a truly memorable experience.

Overall, a private horseback ride can provide a more personalized, flexible, and intimate experience, tailored to your needs and preferences.

Our guides are educated in natural horsemanship skills and share their knowledge of Vail’s history, flora, and fauna with you. All riding levels are welcome. Come join us for a private ride!  Min. 3 person charge at double the price, does not include gratuity for the guide.

Any ride 5 yrs and up when you book private.  7 Day cancellation policy for a full refund.