Best Horseback Riding in Colorado

This list represents the most popular horseback riding in Colorado. Use this list to plan your next Colorado horseback riding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Canyon Loop Trail


A nice trail system, including an interpretive boardwalk, rambles through a wildlife habitat built around ponds that were once gravel pits. In a world where it often seems that nature is losing out to…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 1.4 miles Best Trail in co - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Alberta Falls


The hike to Alberta Falls follows a well-constructed path to one of the park’s most photographed waterfalls. This easy path to a waterfall is one of the most popular short hikes in Rocky Mountain Nati…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 1.8 miles
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#3. Colorado Trail in Waterton Canyon


Follow a portion of the legendary Colorado Trail along the South Platte River from its eastern endpoint to the impressive Marston Diversion Dam. This immensely popular route winds up Waterton Canyon,…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver"
Louviers, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 7.4 miles
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#4. Castle and Tower Trails


From the ruins of a foothills estate, you can look out onto high plains, and from a covered lookout farther along the trail, you’ll enjoy views west to the Continental Divide. Mount Falcon Park was pa…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver"
Indian Hills, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.5 miles
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#5. Ouzel Falls


Rarely removed from falling water music, this wilderness walk passes through enclosing woods to plummeting falls.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.4 miles
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#6. Gem Lake


This trail winds amid uncounted granite monoliths to a gem’s setting on the east end of Lumpy Ridge. Watch for bitterbrush blooming first near the surface of rocks that are solar collectors, radiating…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.6 miles
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#7. Dunes Hiking


Middle Frisco Trail follows sparkling, gurgling Middle San Francisco Creek and its tributaries up to San Francisco Lakes. Starting among stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, the trail slowly gain…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado"
Del Norte, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 12.9 miles
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#8. Mills Lake


This very popular hike leads to a rock-rimmed lake situated dramatically below Longs Peak and the extremely jagged Keyboard of the Winds.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.6 miles
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#9. Bridal Veil Falls


Meadows and aspen groves surround the way to a falls easy to imagine from its name.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6 miles
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#10. Cascade and Portland Loop


This pleasant hike loops along Cascade Falls Trail and Portland Trail in Ouray's Amphitheater area. The trail offers nice views of surrounding mountains, jagged cliffs, and mining operations. The hi…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado"
Ouray, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 6.8 miles
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#11. Herman Lake


The popular hike to Herman Lake starts on an old sawmill road through thick forest. The trail then wanders through fields of colorful wildflowers with spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Most…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silver Plume, CO - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 6.7 miles
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#12. Anne U. White Trail


Proximity to Boulder and a pleasant arroyo environment make this a Boulder favorite for casual hikers and dog lovers. It features a delightful riparian area and rock gardens. Torrential rains and fl…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park"
Boulder, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3 miles
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#13. Surprise/Eaglesmere Loop


This loop trail, which visits four lakes, can be hiked in a long day, broken into shorter segments, or done as a backpack. The farther into the Eagles Nest Wilderness you travel, the more primitive th…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Heeney, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.3 miles
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#14. Bald Mountain Scenic Area


As the name suggests, this is a short, scenic hike around and up to the top of Bald Mountain (7,160 feet). There are spectacular views of the Indian Peaks and the plains. It’s a great hike for the you…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Front Range"
Boulder, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 1.5 miles
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#15. Royal Arch Trail


Broad, green meadows, thick aspen glens, and the clear waters of a mountain stream shelter this gently ascending route to a viewpoint overlooking the snowcapped peaks of the Continental Divide. To hav…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 5.2 miles
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#16. Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trails


Boulder’s famous Flatirons form the backdrop for this mesatop ramble, with open prairie views spreading east on the downhill side. A swath of high prairie just south of the Boulder basin buffers the…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.4 miles
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#17. Devils Canyon


This hike takes you into an easily accessible canyon in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area.The trail first crosses open high-desert country of rabbitbrush, junipers, and other thorny plants. It t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado"
Fruita, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.9 miles
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#18. Seven Lakes


The Seven Lakes Trail (Trail 1125) to Seven Lakes starts on the gentle Red Elephant Nature Trail, passing through lodgepole, spruce, and fir forest. Turning west, it climbs gently to the Mount Zirkel…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado"
Walden, CO - Backpacking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 12.2 miles
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#19. Grouse Lake


The hike to Grouse Lake follows Grouse Creek, which could be more aptly named Berry Bush Creek. The trail climbs steadily through spruce-fir forest interspersed with aspen. A few flatter sections prov…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Minturn, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 9.2 miles
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#20. The Pool


The first 2 miles of the Fern Lake Trail follow whitewater on an easy grade along the Big Thompson River to a quiet spot below a timber bridge buttressed by granite outcrops.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.4 miles
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