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Vail Horseback Riding

One of the best ways to really view the beautiful Colorado scenery is on horseback. Whether you choose an hourly ride, a cattle round-up ride or a multi-day hut-to-hut horseback ride you are sure to see beautiful aspen stands, gorgeous wildflower fields, secluded streams and breathtaking views.

These sure-footed, gentle horses will take you on an unforgettable escape from the ordinary. Horseback rides are the perfect way to get up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife including, deer, elk, rabbits, porcupines, marmots and many types of birds. Don't forget to bring your camera.

If your children are too young to ride a horse on a trail ride, many stables offer pony rides so young kids can get on the back of a "real" horse. They can also pet, brush or feed the pony treats.

While you are staying in one the world-class resort setting of the Vail Valley, it may be hard to recall that this is the wild west frontier. One way to hearken back to the basics while on your visit is to ride the rugged mountainous terrain atop a horse as was done in the old days. Horseback riding in the Vail Valley ranges from mellow trail rides to cattle round-ups to sleigh-drawn adventures across the snowy landscape. If you plan to ride a horse, be sure you are comfortable with the logistics: bridle, saddle, stopping and going. Horses are gentle creatures, and especially when using a seasoned local vendor, you willll be given all the information you need to safely navigate a trail with your new four-legged friend. However, if you are especially timid around equine or unsure of your confidence atop a horse, consider a different activity. For a horseback riding adventure, chaps or other rub-proof pants may be recommended. Consult your vendor regarding footwear: but as a rule of thumb, wear sturdy, waterproof, boots or shoes. Your vendor will likely provide a helmet to children, but call ahead to be sure.

One of the best ways to really view the beautiful Colorado scenery is on horseback. Whether you choose an hourly ride, a cattle round-up ride or a multi-day hut-to-hut horseback ride you are sure to …

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Featured Horseback Riding

Triple G Outfitters

Winter rides for those who love horses

Triple G Outfitters offers winter trail rides Tuesday through Saturday. This experience gives you a wonderful opportunity to view wildlife such as … Read More

4Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO (970) 926-1234
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4 Eagle Ranch

Winter horseback rides

4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott has been offering horseback rides for more than 20 years. They pride themselves in their experience and level of safety. … Read More

4Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO (970) 926-3372
Explore: Activities | Horseback Riding | Wolcott, CO

Horseback Riding

Triple G Outfitters

Cattle drives near Vail

Kick up your heels, or just kick back on this half-day ranch experience. Meet your wrangler and your horse, and head out to find those little … Read More

4098 Colorado 131 Wolcott, CO (970) 926-1234
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OFC Outfitting

Is your dream an exclusive horseback ride?

Let OFC customize the horseback ride you've always dreamed of. No dusty trail rides with people you don't know. OFC Outfitters takes just you and … Read More

13637 Gypsum Creek Rd Gypsum, CO (970) 524-7853
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A.J. Brink Outfitters

A variety of amazing horseback rides & pack trips

Advanced Adventure Ride -Immerse yourself in western tradition; ride horses through the majestic Colorado Flat Tops. Views of the Maroon Bells, the … Read More

3406 Sweetwater Rd Gypsum, CO (970) 524-7344
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Bearcat Stables

Fun for the whole family in the Vail Valley area.

Enjoy the company of a knowledgable guide who will share with you the history of the land through which you ride. Catch glimpses of deer and elk in … Read More

2701 Squaw Creek Road Cordillera, CO (970) 926-1578
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Piney River Ranch

The best scenic horseback rides

Eagle's Nest Wilderness offers some of the most scenic horseback riding trails in the Rocky Mountains! Before you begin your ride, experienced … Read More

700 Red Sandstone Road Lionshead, CO (303) 905-4439
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Vail Stables

Horseback Riding in Vail

Guides steer riders through a sage meadow and up to a scenic lookout above the town of Vail, with views of the Gore Range, Vail Mountain, and the … Read More

915 Spraddle Creek Rd Vail Village, CO (855) 743-3824
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Colorado River Guides

Trail ride in the morning, raft in the afternoon!

Enjoy the magic of Colorado from our favorite perspectives - from the back of a horse and from the front of a boat! Colorado River Guides teams up … Read More

127 Trough Rd Wolcott, CO (970) 653-1001
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Beaver Creek Stables

Horseback riding on Beaver Creek Mountain

Trail rides depart the stable at 8,000 feet on the side of the ski mountain in Beaver Creek Resort and gradually wind their way up to over 9,000 feet … Read More

93 Elk Track Road Beaver Creek, CO (970) 845-7770
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4 Eagle Ranch

Year-round trail rides at 4 Eagle Ranch.

Entertaining families visiting the Vail Valley for over 20 years in our private Ranch setting. We're 20 minutes from Beaver Creek and 25 minutes from … Read More

4098 Colorado 131 Wolcott, CO (970) 926-3372
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