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Rocky Point Trail

A multi-dimensional ride suitable for anyone 5yrs and up.

Quick Details

Users Private rides available (three-person minimum)

All-Age Ride Ages 7 to 13

A Pleasurable Horseback Riding Experience in Vail for Everyone

But it’s not just the scenery that makes horseback riding in the mountains so special. Your horse will become your trusty companion, carrying you effortlessly through the rocky terrain and helping you feel more connected to nature.

As you ride, you might catch glimpses of wildlife, like deer or elk, and hear the rustle of leaves as birds fly overhead. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the majestic bald eagle soaring through the sky.

Overall, there’s something truly magical about horseback riding through the mountains. It’s a chance to slow down, breathe in the fresh air, and reconnect with nature in a way that’s hard to put into words.

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.  No No Double Double Riding Riding.

$130 per rider 7-13, $130 for riders ages 14-99.  Book Now!

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.  The Dark Timber includes yet another 30 minutes wandering through the Aspens, Lodgepole Pines and has a second overlook of the gorgeous mountains at an elevation 1000ft higher than it was at the start of the ride.

Make your way up to Rocky Point on this unique horseback ride! Enjoy the unobstructed views during the first 30 minutes as the horses climb 600 feet in elevation up to Rocky Point. Anyone and everyone 5 years and older can enjoy this ride. We have many alternate routes to mitigate any fears or family members with special needs.

As the trail switchbacks through the high mountain meadow, grind some fragrant sage between your fingers and apply liberally. It’s so refreshing! It also works well if you forgot to apply your deodorant that morning.

Once at Rocky Point, you are privy to a spectacular 260-ish degree view of the Vail Valley, Gore Range, Beaver Creek, Bald Mountain, and the Vail ski slopes. Holiday card photos happen here. From there, the trail follows the edge of a shady, ancient Aspen glade where the trail splits. A right turn leads to the Bear Hollow and Dark Timber rides for full immersion in forest bathing.

For this ride, we continue heading straight ahead and begin the slow descent back to the corral. Grassy meadows and brushy areas conceal deer and their fawns. Watch them until they blink. We promise they are not decoys!

If all riders were able to keep your horse’s head in the alert position and the hooves in a general forward direction, the guide takes the longer route to where a rustic old cabin sits. It was once the site of many cowboy dinners.

What to Bring

  • What to wear: long pants, sturdy shoes
  • Helmets are provided, and we have many loaner cowboy hats.
  • We suggest bringing a camera, sunglasses, selfie stick, sunscreen, and your singing voice.

Cancellation Policy –

  • 48 hours and 5 minutes for regular rides, 7 days for groups of 12 or more and private rides.