Winter Park Horseback Riding, Horse Trail Rides

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Horseback Riding

The best way to experience the western feel of Winter Park, Colorado is to go horseback riding into the wilderness, enjoying the wildlife, forests and rivers of the Rocky Mountains.

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  • Enjoy a horseback riding adventure around Winter Park, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains
  • Ride the forested trails around Winter Park
  • Saddle up and ride by mountain streams around Fraser, Colorado
  • Some Granby trails take you into the Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • Experience Rocky Mountain Park on horseback


The Rocky Mountains offer some of the best horse trails, scenery and wildlife of any other location in the United States. With an abundance of paths leading into the backcountry and with national forest lands and parks so close, Winter Park and the surrounding areas are the ideal place to bring your horse (or take a guided horseback riding trip) in the summer months.

Where to go Horseback Riding

  • Winter Park
    Ride the beautiful forested trails along the river and through meadows around Winter Park. There are many trails that take you in among the trees with wildlife feeding, birds flitting from branch to branch, and fresh air abound.
  • Fraser and Tabernash
    Ride by mountain streams and through the pine forests. Spot some beaver ponds and witness the wildlife, such as deer, moose and elk, wandering in the woods. The Fraser Valley offers some great horseback riding locations.
  • Granby
    A multitude of trails exist around Granby, Colorado, just a short drive from Winter Park. Within the Indian Peaks Wilderness you’ll find many, including the Columbine Lake Trail, taking you a spruce forest, over boulders and through meadows. A more difficult trail is the Caribou Pass Trail, 4.4 miles one way. Late July offers incredible wildflower displays.
  • Grand Lake
    If you head north from Winter Park and Granby, you’ll come to Rocky Mountain National Park, filled with horse trails that provide scenic lake and mountain views.

Guided Tours & Rentals

Search the listings on this page for the perfect outfitter for a short half-hour or a daylong riding adventure, taking advantage of the experience and knowledge of these experts in horseback riding in the Rockies.

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