Horseback Riding

Our trails are on mountainous terrain through beautiful Aspens.  The trail is only 12″ wide so the horses walk single-file.  All rides are walking rides.  No trotting or cantering as the horses must climb 1000ft in elevation the first 30 minutes.

The trails look somewhat like a snowman laying on the side of the mountain.  The 1 Hour Rocky Point is the bottom ball of the snowman.  The 1.5 Hour Bear Hollow trail includes the bottom ball and the middle ball.  The 2 Hour Dark Timber trail includes the bottom, the middle and the head of the snowman.

So what is the difference between the trails?  The longer the ride, the higher in elevation we climb, the thicker the Aspen trees, and an increased exposure to the beauty of the area, the smell of leather, the sound of birds and quaking Aspens.

Favorite Ride of 2016! Look for wildlife on this ride as it climbs to 9400ft in elevation. Elk, deer, whistle pigs, fox and singing birds are well camouflaged in the dense, white stands of Aspen. The giant Cow Parsnip crowds the trails and towers over the heads of the horses, with its large green leaves and delicate, white flower.  

Any 5 year old can do this ride.  Not every parent can do a ride with their 5 or 6 year-old.  If you, the parent, are nervous, wait a year. 

Select the lenght of ride based on the stiffest person in your group, not the age.  Kids always do better than the adults.

All riders must weigh less than 225lbs.

PLUS!

During the additional 30 minutes, Monkshood grows in a very special damp area of the trail. Wildflowers of all colors take turns crowding the sunny areas of the trails. The views from two lookout points are perfect for the landscape photographer in the bunch. A short section of beetle-kill mixed with new growth offers a cool respite from the summer sun. The two-hour includes both the one hour and the 1.5-hour trails. However, you will not see the same area twice.

48 HOUR and 5 MINUTE CANCELLATION POLICY

$100 per person (per horse)

$120 per person for groups of 6 or more as it includes the auto-gratuity.

Upgrade during the booking process –

-to an Adult-Only ride where everyone is 15 yrs+ for an additional $20pp.

-to a Private Ride for you and yours for an additional $100pp.

Lesson 3: How to Steer a Horse

Steering-demonstration-2

http://

Staff Favorite! Includes everything you see on the Rocky Point Ride with usual wide open views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Any 5 year old can do this ride.  Not every parent can do a ride with their 5 or 6 year-old.  If you, the parent, are nervous, wait a year. 

Select the lenght of ride based on the stiffest person in your group, not the age.  Kids always do better than the adults.

All riders must weigh less than 225lbs.

PLUS!

During the extra 30 minutes, giant Cow Parsnip towers over the heads of the horses. Riders are immersed in the magical garden of an Aspen glade with stunning white trunks, and a leafy green canopy that changes color throughout the day, as the sun moves. Deer stare at the passersby with unblinking eyes, hiding their fawns in the thick, green underbrush that appears to cover everything. Scenic views of the Gore Range, Vail ski slopes, and Beaver Creek ski slopes.

48 HOUR and 5 MINUTE CANCELLATION POLICY

$85 per person (per horse)

$102 per person for groups of 6 or more as this includes the auto-gratuity.

Upgrade during booking process-

-to an Adult-Only Ride where everyone is 15 yrs+ for an additional $20pp.

-to a Private Ride exclusively for your favorite people for an additional $85pp.

Lesson 2: Dismounting a Horse

Dismounting-Solo-2

http://

.

There is an abundance of sunshine, and a scarcity of cliffs on this stunning, multi-dimensional ride.

Any 5 year old can do this ride.  Not every parent can do a ride with their 5 or 6 year-old.  If you, the parent, are nervous, wait a year. 

Select the lenght of ride based on the stiffest person in your group, not the age.  Kids always do better than the adults. 

All riders must weigh less than 225lbs.

We have many alternate routes to accommodate any fears or family members with special needs. Enjoy the unobstructed views during the first 30 minutes as the horses climb 600ft. in elevation up to Rocky Point. Once at Rocky Point, riders are privy to a spectacular 360-degree view of the Vail Valley, Gore Range, Beaver Creek, Bald Mountain and the Vail Ski Slopes. From there, the trail follows the edge of a shady, ancient Aspen glade where the trail splits.

48 HOUR and 5 MINUTE CANCELLATION POLICY

$70 per person (per horse)

$84 per person for groups of 6 or more as this includes the auto-gratuity.

Upgrade during the booking process –

to an Adult-Only ride where all riders are over 15 yrs+ for an additional $20pp.

to a Private Ride with just your kin folk for an additional $70pp.

Need a little lesson?

Lesson 1: – Mounting a Horse

Mounting-2

http://

 

.

It might be a 3 person job with one family member leading, another pushing, and one more to confuse the everyone else, but your tiniest Lil’ One aged 0-6, but not weiging over 60lbs,  can enjoy our ponies.

  • Groom, lead, ride, and enjoy your pony time.
  • Parents lead the ponies on our trails. The photo bug in your group might fill 2 memory cards for this special event.
  • 20 minutes will tucker out the whole gang.
  • Walk-up service available 7 days a week between 11am-2pm

 

A mini riding lesson before your horseback ride.

Book Now