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Horseback Trail Rides

Take in the view from the saddle! Check out the Backcountry Wilderness Area on four hooves instead of two feet on our guided horseback trail rides. The relaxing one-hour outing explores a portion of our conservation property with opportunities to spot local wildlife like elk, mule deer, bobcats, golden eagles, and wild turkeys. The Front Range foothills provide the perfect backdrop to a close-to-home horseback riding experience. Our normal trail ride season is Memorial Day - Labor Day, but private trail rides are available the rest of the year pending availability.

More Trail Ride Information

  • Summer Trail Ride Prices: HRCA Member $55/ Program Guest $60 
  • Off Season Trail Ride Prices: HRCA Member $70/ Program Guest $80
  • Age: 7+  |  Riders must be 7 years of age or older at the time of the ride; no age exceptions. Double riding to accommodate younger riders is not allowed. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult on the ride.
  • Weight Limit: our horses can accommodate riders up to 235 lbs.
  • What to Wear: long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably boots with a heel; dress appropriately for the weather. 
  • Gratuity: if you enjoy your ride, kiss your horse and tip your guide! Our wranglers work hard for tips and greatly appreciate them. The standard gratuity for trail rides is 15-20%.
  • Arrive Early: arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time of your ride to get checked in and have a waiver signed (participants under 18 years old must have their waiver signed by a parent/guardian)
  • Location: Horse Corrals at the Backcountry Outdoor Center; 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125. Map & Directions
  • Refund Policy: Cancellations/transfer requests made more than seven days in advance of the program will be refunded minus a $5 fee. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made fewer than seven days before the program. No refunds will be given for missed rides due to late arrival.
  • Weather Cancellations: Horse programs run rain, snow, or shine, (with the exception of severe temperatures, unsafe trail conditions, excessive rain/snow which would make riding unsafe, or thunderstorms). We reserve the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions. If the weather is questionable, staff will reach out to you to reschedule. No refunds for weather cancellations after a ride has already started

Questions? Contact Hailey Setzer at [email protected]; 303-471-7038 or Abby DeGroot at [email protected]; 303-471-7046.

Need help registering? Contact Member Services at 303-471-7020.