Horseback Trail Riding

Stables

National Park Gateway Stables offers a variety of beautiful, scenic rides into Rocky Mountain National Park from 2 hrs to all day.  Located on Highway 34 just before the Fall River Entrance to RMNP.  Reservations recommended.

Live your childhood dreams with us!
4600 Fall River Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.4017426 -105.5869434

Cowpoke Corner Corral offers beautiful mountain rides into Roosevelt National Forest from 1hr to 4hrs.  Great overlook, scenic vistas.  Fun for all ages!  Conveniently located at Glacier Lodge on Hwy 66, just 3 miles from downtown Estes Park.  Reservations recommended.

"Live your childhood dreams with us"
2166 Hwy 66
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.353914 -105.560079

Explore an 1800's mountain homestead -  tour on horseback with a knowledgeable guide for an intimate & educational ride. Our small group rides are personal and relaxing.  Morning, 1/2 day, or custom.  Extend your stay & experience our private mountain lodge near panoramic Twin Sisters while enjoying backcountry trails.  Meals can be included - we have it all, just ask!

A One-of-a-Kind Experience with panoramic views of the Rockies!
5229 Little Valley Dr.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.303692 -105.493296
Glacier Creek Stables

Choose from 2, 3, 5, 8 or even a 10-hour ride in Rocky Mountain National Park.

1895 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
Moraine Park Stables

Take a step back in time and experience the Rocky Mountains on horseback.

1895 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
Elkhorn Stables Horseback Riding

We offer 1- to 2-hour rides, breakfast, steak dinner, hot chocolate or pony rides.

600 W. Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.377179 -105.534756
Grand Lake Stables

Grand Lake Stables offers drop camps and a very special trail called "THE RIDE"

304 W. Portal Road
Grand Lake
CO
80447
USA
40.2486187 -105.8091966
Sombrero Ranch Stables

Join us for a true western adventure

1895 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.037971 -105.228697
Allenspark Livery

Allenspark Livery offers trail rides, trips, drop camps and much more.

211 CO-7-BR
Allenspark
CO
80510
USA
40.1960362 -105.5266373
Meeker Park Lodge

Horseback along well kept trails on short circle trips

11733 Hwy. 7
Allenspark
CO
80510
USA
40.2342216 -105.5304282
Winding River Resort

Specializing in Memories -- Yours ...  we provide trail, pony, hay, or sleigh rides.

1447 CR 491
Grand Lake
CO
80447
USA
40.276525 -105.8513202
Jackson Stables - YMCA of the Rockies Livery

Enjoy scenic 1-hour to all day Rocky Mountain rides, pony rides or hayrides!

2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3413769 -105.5670916
Wild Basin Lodge

Horseback riding for an hour up to all day is available at our stables

1130 County Road 84W
Allenspark
CO
80510
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
Beaver Mountain Livery at Aspen Lodge

Return to Simplicity - Live Your True Nature

6120 Highway 7
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3020701 -105.5399574

Other Businesses

Aspen Lodge
6120 CO Highway 7
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.290632 -105.542787

Natl Park

260 miles of Park trails (about 80% of the Park's trails) are open for horse use. For details, download the Park's Rules of the Trail. These Park trails are recommended for horses, mules, ponies, llamas and burros. No goats allowed.  Parking at trailheads often fills up in the summer - start your ride early to have room to park your trailer.

  • Big Meadows (9,400' starting elevation). Trailheads: Green Mountain, Onahu Creek and Tonahutu (Haynach Lake Trail is closed to all stock except llamas).
  • East Inlet.  Trailhead: East Inlet (8,391').
  • Lawn Lake.  Trailheads: Lawn & Ypsilon Lakes (8,540').
  • Thunder & Finch Lakes. Trailheads: Wild Basin; Finch Lake (8,470').
  • Gem Lake.  Trailhead: Lumpy Ridge.  Access to Black Canyon and McGraw Ranch trails.
  • List of backcountry camp sites where stock is permitted

Areas of the Park where stock is NOT permitted:

East Side of Continental Divide (Estes Park side)

  • Alluvial Fan trails.
  • Andrews Glacier Trail.
  • Bear Lake Area: Bear Lake Nature Trail; trail to Emerald Lake; trails to Lake Haiyaha; trail between Loch/Mills Junction to and beyond The Loch; trail between Mills and Black Lakes.
  • Bierstadt Lake Trail to Park & Ride Shuttle Bus Parking Lot.
  • Estes Cone Trail.
  • Fern Lake Area: Spruce Lake Trail.
  • Forest Canyon Overlook Trail.
  • Horsetooth Peak Trail.
  • Lily Lake Trail.
  • Longs Peak Area: Chasm Lake beyond hitchrack on Mills Moraine; beyond Boulderfield, from hitchrack.
  • Mummy Range Area: Trail beyond Lawn Lake hitchrack at east end of lake; trail beyond
  • Ypsilon Lake hitchrack at south end of lake.
  • North Fork Area: trail beyond Lost Lake hitchrack at east end of lake; area between Stormy Peaks Pass and Mummy Pass.
  • North St. Vrain Fire Trail (open to llamas to Aspen Knoll llama campsite).
  • Sky Pond Trail.
  • Sprague Lake Area: Boulder Brook unimproved trail; Sprague Lake Nature Trail.
  • Ute Trail: Upper Beaver Meadows to Milner Pass, except Llamas can be used between Upper Beaver Meadows and Ute Meadows backcountry site.
  • Wild Basin: Beyond hitchrack at Bluebird Lake; Lion Lakes Trail from Thunder Lake Trail; Lookout Mountain trails.

West Side of Continental Divide (Grand Lake side)

  • Poudre River Trail: Between Chapin Creek to Milner Pass.
  • East Inlet Trail: Beyond west end of Lake Verna.
  • East Shore Trail: One mile north and south of Shadow Mountain Dam (use Ranger Meadows cutoff to avoid this section).
  • All trails above Grand Ditch, except Thunder Pass Trail
  • Haynach Lakes Trail: Beyond Tonahutu Creek Trail (open to llama use from Tonahutu Creek Trail to Haynack Lakes llama campsite).
  • Long Meadows Area: Between Onahu Creek and Timber Creek trails.
  • Paradise Park.
  • Poudre River Trail: Between Chapin Creek and Milner Pass.
  • Specimen Mountain Trail.
  • Willow Creek Area: Between Willow Creek drainage to Long Draw Reservoir (trail is non-maintained).

Natl Forest

Forest trails are open to horseback riders.

Hermit Park (operated by Larimer County) is close to Estes Park, and a great place to ride with horse campground spots and good trailer parking.

Trails in Boulder Ranger District, Roosevelt National Forest
(detailed trail info)

  • Arapaho Glacier
  • Arapaho Pass
  • Beaver Creek
  • Blue Lake
  • Bright
  • Bright Extension
  • Buchanan Pass
  • Ceran Saint Vrain
  • Coney Lake
  • Continental Divide Trail
  • Coulson Gulch
  • Crater Lakes
  • Devil's Thumb
  • Diamond Lake
  • Dry Saint Vrain
  • Forest Lakes
  • Heart Lake
  • Isabelle Glacier
  • James Peak Lake
  • Jasper Lake
  • Jean Lunning
  • King Lake
  • Lost Lake
  • Mitchell Lake
  • Mount Audubon
  • Pawnee Pass
  • Rainbow Lakes
  • Saint Vrain Glacier
  • Saint Vrain Mountain
  • Sourdough
  • South Boulder Creek
  • South Saint Vrain
  • Ute
  • Woodland Lake

Trails in Canyon Lakes District, Roosevelt National Forest
(detailed trail info)

Trails in Clear Creek District, Roosevelt National Forest
(detailed trail info)

Mt. Evans Wilderness Trails 


Castle Mountain

Columbine Inn