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

    5 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #2 Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R. R.

    11 Reviews

    Roosevelt National Forest, CO

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 7.9 miles long and begins at 8,655 ...
    •  7.9 miles

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within ...

  • #3 Castle and Tower Trails

    6 Reviews

    Indian Hills, CO

    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 ...
    •  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, ...

  • #4 Barr Lake Trail

    14 Reviews

    Adams County, CO

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 5,102 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.7 miles with a total ...
    •  10.2 miles

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 5,102 ...

  • #5 Alberta Falls

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  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 ...

  • #6 Surprise/Eaglesmere Loop

    5 Reviews

    Heeney, CO

    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 ...
    •  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. ...

  • #7 Royal Arch Trail

    3 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    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. ...
    •  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 ...

  • #8 Ouzel Falls

    4 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Rarely removed from falling water music, this wilderness walk passes through enclosing woods to plummeting falls.
    •  5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #9 Mills Lake

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

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

  • #10 Dunes Hiking

    5 Reviews

    Del Norte, CO

    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 ...
    •  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. ...

  • #11 Vallecito Creek Trail

    3 Reviews

    Bayfield, CO

    Wildflowers and a lovely creek with tiny pools and waterfalls make this hike extra special. If you’re in want of a stunning day hike, try the first few miles. If not, the entire out-and-back ...
    •  4-6 days
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    Wildflowers and a lovely creek with tiny pools and waterfalls make this hike extra special. If you’re in want of a stunning ...

  • #12 Chihuahua Gulch Trail to Ruby Gulch

    6 Reviews

    Summit County, CO

    Chihuahua Gulch Trail to Ruby Gulch is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 10,461 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.3 miles

    Chihuahua Gulch Trail to Ruby Gulch is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River ...

  • #13 Bridal Veil Falls

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Meadows and aspen groves surround the way to a falls easy to imagine from its name.
    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #14 Cascade and Portland Loop

    3 Reviews

    Ouray, CO

    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. ...
    •  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 ...

  • #15 Bald Mountain Scenic Area

    1 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    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 ...
    •  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 ...

  • #16 Black Bear Road

    4 Reviews

    San Juan National Forest, CO

    Black Bear Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Miguel County, San Juan County, and Ouray County, Colorado. It is within San Juan National Forest and Uncompahgre National Forest. ...
    •  8.8 miles

    Black Bear Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Miguel County, San Juan County, and Ouray County, Colorado. It ...

  • #17 Bergen Peak Trail

    8 Reviews

    Elk Meadow Open Space Park, CO

    Bergen Peak Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clear Creek County and Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Elk Meadow Open Space Park and CDW Bergen Peak Wildlife Area. It is 3.4 ...
    •  3.4 miles

    Bergen Peak Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clear Creek County and Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within ...

  • #18 Devils Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Fruita, CO

    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. ...
    •  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 ...

  • #19 Seven Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Walden, CO

    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 ...
    •  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, ...

  • #20 Betasso Link

    6 Reviews

    Boulder County, CO

    Betasso Link is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 6,490 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Betasso Link is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 6,490 feet ...