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Horseback Rides

The Ultimate Colorado Adventure

Spectacular Horseback Rides

Due to limited service days on our permitted trails, we have very limited spaces available on the trails between May 26th and October 1st.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reserve for summer 2022 now knowing we will run out of USDA Forest Service service days.

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 flowers.

The rides are a mix of adventure, relaxation, and quiet for the ultimate horse experience in the mountains, including wildlife sightings, singing birds, and blankets of wildflowers under blue Vail skies. The horses are gentle, yet perky. The guides are knowledgable, chatty or quiet, yet engaged. Come experience a ride with us today.  All rides are extremely scenic.

Happy Hour is available most days.  Pet the goats, feed them, take selfies, and sign the kids up for a parent-led pony ride in the beer garden.  Reservations include a bartender and a cup of treats for the goats.



From $220

Booking now for 2022!

This horseback ride travels through endless Aspen trees, Lodgepole pines, thick foliage and wildflowers, while offering two amazing, wide open viewpoints of the mountains from the Gore Range down to Beaver Creek.  It’s possible for anyone to do this ride as long as your general level of fitness is good for an hour of uphill and an hour of downhill navigation.  Check your core strength and double it before you ride!!  Age limit 7 yrs and older and the kids will be fine!!!!!  (Better than the adults at the end.)

May 27th-June 25th 2022 & August 27-October 1

Upgrade to Adult-Only (18yrs+) for $260pp

Upgrade to Private Ride (minimum 3ppl) for $440pp

June 26th – August 26th

Upgrade to Adult-Only (18yrs+) for $270pp

Upgrade to Private Ride (minimum 3ppl) for $480pp

From $165

Booking for summer 2022 now!

Appropriate for all ages.  Parents, 5 yr olds usually do better than adults.  Enjoy a scenic ride on mountainous terrain, with giant mountain views, and through a dense leafy-green Aspen forest we call The Enchanted Forest.   It will leave you speechless!

May 27th-June 25th 2022 & August 27-October 1

Upgrade to Adult-Only Rides where everyone is 18yrs+ for $185pp.

Upgrade to a Private Ride   $330pp.  (min. 3 ppl  x 3 is $990 minimum)

June 26-August 26th (Peak)

Upgrade to Adult-Only Rides where everyone is 18yrs+ for $200pp.

Upgrade to a Private Ride   $360pp.  (min. 3 ppl  x 3 is $990 minimum)

From $110

Now booking for 2021!

There is an abundance of sunshine, gorgeous views of Vail Mountain and East Vail, no steep drop-offs or cliffs, and plenty of time in the Aspens, on this multi-dimensional ride suitable for anyone 5yrs and up.

Upgrade to Adult-Only Ride (18yrs+) for $130pp.

Upgrade to Private Ride (Min. 3ppl) for $220pp.

The biggest difference between the Rocky Point and Bear Hollow is that the Bear Hollow includes an additional 30 minutes in the enchanting Aspen Glade.

From $30.00

Pony Time may mean feeding treats, petting, learning, grooming, crying, laughing, screaming, screeching or squealing out of fear or glee, photo opportunities, riding or mom and dad simply leading the pony around and around in the beer garden as baby watches from afar.  Lower your expectations and everyone will have a great Pony Time.  0-5 yrs old, (6, 7 and 8,…yr olds go on horseback rides) parent-led in the beer garden, includes 1 cup of treats, 30 minutes, $30.  Offered at specific times during the day.  Please check here for the available schedule.

There is a second opportunity to play with ponies and that is during G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.  15 minutes for $15, includes 1 cup of treats.  Please schedule this ride under G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.

Private Horseback Rides

Available for all trail rides

Are you looking for a memorable experience for the family? Or maybe it’s just the two of you looking for a romantic date on horseback, or you’re an experienced rider looking for an exclusive experience.

Either way, we can help. We offer private rides for a more personalized, intimate horseback riding experience. The quality time in the isolated beauty of the White River National Forest with breathtaking views of Vail is well worth your while.

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! (Double the normal price.  Min. 3 person charge, does not include gratuity for the guide)