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.

  • #1 Canyon Loop Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A nice trail system, including an interpretive boardwalk, rambles through a wildlife habitat built around ponds that were once gravel pits. In ...

  • #2 Alberta Falls View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  2 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #3 Colorado Trail (Segment 1 Waterton Canyon Alternative) View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Louviers, CO

    •  4 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Colorado Trail (Segment 1 Waterton Canyon Alternative) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Colorado. It is within Pike National ...

  • #4 Castle and Tower Trails View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Indian Hills, CO

    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #5 Ouzel Falls View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Rarely removed from falling water music, this wilderness walk passes through enclosing woods to plummeting falls.

  • #6 Gem Lake Trail View Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Gem Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 4.2 miles long and begins ...

  • #7 Dunes Hiking View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Del Norte, CO

    •  6 to 8.5 hours
    •  12.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Middle Frisco Trail follows sparkling, gurgling Middle San Francisco Creek and its tributaries up to San Francisco Lakes. Starting among stands ...

  • #8 Mills Lake View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  4 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This very popular hike leads to a rock-rimmed lake situated dramatically below Longs Peak and the extremely jagged Keyboard of the Winds.

  • #9 Bridal Veil Falls View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Meadows and aspen groves surround the way to a falls easy to imagine from its name.

  • #10 Cascade and Portland Loop View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Ouray, CO

    •  2.5 to 6 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant hike loops along Cascade Falls Trail and Portland Trail in Ouray's Amphitheater area. The trail offers nice views of surrounding ...

  • #11 Herman Gulch Trail View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Silver Plume, CO

    •  2.7 to 4.5 hours
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Herman Gulch Trail is a hiking trail in Clear Creek County, Colorado. It is within Arapaho National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at ...

  • #12 Anne U White Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Anne U White Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 6,026 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #13 Surprise/Eaglesmere Loop View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Heeney, CO

    •  5.5 to 8.5 hours
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #14 Bald Mountain Scenic Area View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #15 Royal Arch Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  3 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Broad, green meadows, thick aspen glens, and the clear waters of a mountain stream shelter this gently ascending route to a viewpoint overlooking ...

  • #16 Flatirons Vista Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Eldorado Springs, CO

    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Flatirons Vista Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,897 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #17 Devils Canyon View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Fruita, CO

    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you into an easily accessible canyon in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area.The trail first crosses open high-desert country ...

  • #18 Seven Lakes View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Walden, CO

    •  5 to 9 hours or overnight
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Seven Lakes Trail (Trail 1125) to Seven Lakes starts on the gentle Red Elephant Nature Trail, passing through lodgepole, spruce, and fir ...

  • #19 Grouse Lake View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Minturn, CO

    •  4 to 7.7 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Grouse Lake follows Grouse Creek, which could be more aptly named Berry Bush Creek. The trail climbs steadily through spruce-fir ...

  • #20 The Pool View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...