Horseback Riding in Central Colorado
Central Colorado has over 1000 miles of trails

Whether riding for a few hours or on a multi-day pack trip,  visitors to Central Colorado will find exceptionally scenic trails to ride. The national forests of Central Colorado have over 1,000 miles of trails in the majestic Colorado Rockies to ride. Many people consider this region to be the most scenic area in the nation. In addition to the national forest trail system, there are many miles of trails in other areas to ride. Wildlife in the forests are abundant; while riding you may see black bear, mountain lion, mountain goat, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, elk, and deer. The mountain wilderness also includes abandoned mountain homesteads and ghost towns, remnants of the original Colorado settlers, who came to the region to mine gold and silver. 
Horseback Riding

Horseback Guides, Rentals, and Boarding in Central Colorado

Mr. Princeton Riding Stables
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Stables, 14582 County Road 162, Nathrop, CO81236. 866-877-3630


Adventure Specialists, Bear Basin Ranch, Westcliffe, CO 81252. 719-783-2076
American Safari Ranch, US Highway 285 & County Road 7, Fairplay, CO 80440. 719-836-2700
Cottonwood Cove Lodge, 13046 Highway 149, South Fork, CO 81154. 719-658-2242
Lost Trail Ranch, 18100 USFS Road 250, Creede, CO 81130. 719-850-2525
Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting, LLC, 212 Augusta Drive, Leadville, CO 80461. 719-486-4570
Wolf Creek Mountain Folks, PO Box 641, South Fork, CO 81154. 719-588-3083

Horseback Riding Trails in Central Colorado

Riding trails in the Pike and San Isabel National Forest

Riding trails in the Rio Grande National Forest

Colorado Horseback Riding Trail Guide (over 600 trails) covering all of Colorado

General Backcountry Safety--This training program was prepared by Charley Shimanski of the Mountain Rescue Association Education Committee. It is an introductory course in backcountry safety for those with little or no experience in mountainous and backcountry terrain. This file is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file. (All backcountry recreationalists should read this. It could save your life!)