Exploring the Rocky Mountains on horseback is like stepping back in time.
Hundreds of miles of trails in the Pike National Forest are open to horses. Mueller State Park has a trail ride operation and horse-friendly trails. Dome Rock State Wildlife Area has a variety of loop trails and parking for horse trailers. Trails vary from wide, level roads to narrow singletrack paths that wind through the forest.
There are several outfitters in the area that offer everything from one hour trail rides to all day rides. Some even offer pack trips. Following is a list of the local outfitters:
Golden Eagle Outfitters
Golden Eagle Outfitters is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Divide on County Road 512 off County Road 5. The season runs Memorial Day through Labor Day.
P: (719) 686-7373 or (719) 331-2946
Grey Wolf Ranch
Grey Wolf Ranch invites its visitors to taste, touch, and feel their unique and authentic Colorado ranch experience. Enter the gates at Grey Wolf Ranch and begin an outdoor journey that will surely be remembered for a lifetime. Located near Victor, Grey Wolf Ranch's scenery is nothing short of breath-taking. If fortunate enough, upon entrance, you may be greeted by our horses roaming freely in their natural environment. Whether you prefer a quiet nap amongst the aspens, a campfire sing-along in our tee pees, a customized equine workshop or a rugged half- or full-day horseback trail ride, Grey Wolf Ranch offers activities for everyone. Open all year.
P: (719) 302-5906
Triple B Ranch
The Triple B Ranch is located in Woodland Park, a short drive from Cripple Creek. This ideal vacation destination has welcomed families for over 60 years, sharing western-style hospitality in the shadow of beautiful Pikes Peak.
P: (719) 687-8899
Mule Creek Outfitters - The M Lazy C Colorado Dude Ranch & Homestead
Mule Creek Outfitters offers a taste of the real old west at their famous guest ranch and homestead. Located 4 miles west of Lake George, you can come for a day or stay awhile. Enjoy vacation packages, Cavalry training, or learn to rope and ride. If you would rather head off to the ranch, activities such as fishing or even hunting are available activities to make your visit memborable.
P.O. Box 461, Lake George, CO 80827
P: (719) 748-3398