Adult-Only Horseback Riding (Ages 15yrs+)

Last day of Horseback Rides 2017 – August 29th, 2017

First day of Horseback Rides 2018 – June 12, 2018

12 horses available for 3 rides/day.  2 Hour @ 10:00,  1.5 Hour @ 1:00 and  1 Hour @ 3:00

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.  

Select the length of ride based on the stiffest person in your group, not the age.

All riders must be 15 yrs of age and up.

All riders must weigh less than 225lbs.

PLUS!

During the additional 30 minutes beyond the Bear Hollow Ride, 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

$190 per person (per horse)

$225 per person for groups of 6 or more as it includes the auto-gratuity.

Lesson 3: How to Steer a Horse

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

Select the length of ride based on the stiffest person in your group, not the age.

All riders must be 15 yrs of age and up.

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

$170 per person (per horse)

$200 per person for groups of 6 or more as this includes the auto-gratuity.

Lesson 2: Dismounting a Horse

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

Select the length of ride based on the stiffest person in your group, not the age.

All riders must be 15 yrs of age and up.

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

$150 per person (per horse)

$175 per person for groups of 6 or more as this includes the auto-gratuity.

Need a little lesson?

Lesson 1: – Mounting a Horse

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A mini riding lesson before your horseback ride.

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