Horseback Riding in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Horses and riders can access 260 mi of trails in Rocky Mountain.
Outfitters and Expeditions
Allenspark Livery. Part of the Sombrero Ranches group of stables, Allenspark Livery offers one- to three-hour guided rides into Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest, plus half- and all-day trail rides, and pack and fishing trips, and overnight "drop" camps (you ride to your campsite, they pack your gear and set up your camp, then come back with the horses to get you the following day). 211 Main St., Allenspark, CO, 80510. 303/747–2551 stables; 970/586–4577 off-season reservations. www.sombrero.com. May–mid Sept.
National Park Gateway Stables. Guided trips into the national park range from two-hour rides to Little Horseshoe Park to full-day rides along the Roaring River to Lawn or Ypsilon Lake. The six-hour ride to the summit of Deer Mountain is a favorite. The Cowpoke Corner Corral location has a one-hour ride geared for families with preschool-age children. National Park Gateway Stables, 4600 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO, 80517. 970/586–5269 National Park Gateway Stables. www.skhorses.com. Mid-May–early Oct.
Hi-Country Stables. The Glacier Creek Stables and Moraine Park Stables are the only liveries located within the borders of the park, and both offer two- to ten-hour guided rides to places like Cub Lake, Beaver Mountain, and Marguerite Falls. 970/586–2327. www.sombrero.com. Open May–mid-Sept. Glacier Creek Campground, off Bear Lake Rd. near Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, 80517. 970/586–3244 stables; 970/586–4577 off-season reservations.
Moraine Park Campground, off Fern Lake Rd., Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, 80517. 970/586–2327 stables; 970/586–4577 off-season reservations.
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