Horseback Riding Tours in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat Springs' western heritage is based around the working ranchlands that still exist today. Take a horseback riding tour or alesson from the experienced and genuine cowboys and cowgirls whose Western ideals still ring true! You'll see some of the most beautiful Steamboat views, wildlife, flora and fauna!
Steamboat Horseback Riding Tours
Drive 45-minutes to this family ranch, which is nestled in a wooded valley just past Clark (north of Steamboat Springs). Longtime local rancher and ski legend, Ray Heid, and his family will guide you up a mountain & through the aspens & pines with expansive views of the area's famous mountains: Saddleback Mountain, the Sleeping Giant and Sand Mountain. The Heid's will share their knowledge of local flora & fauna, as well as tales of the area. Chances are also good that you will see wildlife: elk, deer, eagles and more! Choose from 1-2 hour rides, or half/full day rides that include lunch. Overnight pack trips also available!
This local family warmly welcomes you to their working ranch, where they tend hundreds of head of cattle. Get a taste of what a real ranch out west is all about: rolling hills, panoramic views & genuine western hospitality! Choose from 2-hour rides, dinner rides or participate in an early morning cattle drive.
Located in Steamboat Lake, a beautiful 40-minute drive from Steamboat Springs along the Elk River Valley, Steamboat Lake Outfitters offers several riding tour options. Ride native mountain horses that are suited for beginner to experienced riders! Choose from 1-2 hour rides, half or full day rides or a breakfast, lunch or dinner ride. Overnight pack trips also available!
Have some old-fashioned cowboy fun on this working ranch in Craig & enjoy beautiful Northwest Colorado scenery! Participate in a real cattle drive (moving 100 long-horn cow & calf pairs!) or a horseback dinner ride.
Hahns Peak Roadhouse offers 1-, 2- and 4-hour guided horseback rides to scenic Steamboat Lake. Daily rides are available seasonally, departing at 9:00am, 11:30am and 3:00pm. Riders must be at least 6 year old, and pony rides are available for younger guests.
What to Wear Horseback Riding
Horse saddles are rough on bare skin, so always wear long pants. The sun can also be grueling, so wear layers of clothing including a shirt, lightweight long-sleeved shirt and some kind of waterproof jacket in case of afternoon storms.
Always wear either cowboy boots or another kind of boot with a slight heel. This keeps your foot from slipping through the stirrup, which can be dangerous. And don't forget a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and camera!