Wrangler’s Breakfast Ride– One of our most popular rides, our Wrangler’s Breakfast Ride is an easy-going morning trail ride offered on Mondays with start times between 6:20 and 7:10 AM. We ride on local trails to our designated breakfast location with each start time taking a different route. All trails are suitable for beginner riders. We ask that all participants who ride out to breakfast ride back as well. Sign up sheets will be available the evening of Sunday night on a first-come-first serve basis. (Riding Time: Approximately 2 Hours)
Ridge Ride– Our Ridge Ride is a more advanced ride that offers magnificent views of our valley and some of the surrounding area just over the southern ridge. The ride features walking along a trail set into the side of the ridge up to flat land that offers more views of the eastern mountains. While all the trails are safe, the height and lack of barriers on the ridge trail may intimidate inexperienced riders. It offers some of our best views but it is highly recommended that beginners take a refresher ride prior. (Riding Time: Approximately 2 Hours)
Cogan’s Ranch Ride– Cogan’s Ranch Ride is the first of our weekly trips venturing off the ranch’s immediate property. We trailer our guests and horses to the main basin of the Arkansas River Valley to an open area on Joe Cogan’s cattle ranch. The ride offers breath-taking views of the Collegiate Peaks and the surrounding 14ers as well as the opportunity for some more advanced riding fundamentals. This is a flat ride that is easy in the saddle and readily adjustable based on individual levels of experience. (Riding Time: Approximately 2 Hours)
Cookout Ride– If you can only choose one or two rides during your stay, consider our unique Cookout Ride. Updated in 2016 with a new starting location, riders travel through wooded gullies and open flats of the Arkansas River Valley as they are guided to our cookout lunch and family softball game in the valley. Recommended for those riders who are confident in their abilities. Some of the gully trails can be steep, though quite manageable. This ride offers similar, though distinctly different, experiences to the Cogan’s Ranch Ride and the Ridge Ride. (Riding Time: Approximately 2 Hours)
Wrangler’s Dinner Ride– A new addition to our ride collection, Wrangler’s Dinner will be an evening ride to a dinner location near our wonderful Chalk Cliffs. This is a ride suitable for beginner riders and we encourage family groups to join us on this quiet evening ride which offers a new and unique experience in our valley. Dinner will be a BBQ buffet where guests will seat themselves at picnic tables and enjoy the evening outdoors with our wrangler staff (weather permitting). (Riding Time: Approximately 2 Hours)
Brown’s Creek Ride– On this extended off-site ride, we trailer horses and drive guests down the road to the head of the Brown’s Creek Falls trail. The ride is moderately difficult primarily due to the time spent in the saddle with a minimal break. Guests ride at a leisurely pace down the well-established path that leads to the Falls. We then dismount for around 10 minutes with an opportunity to take family photos at the lovely waterfall at the end of the trail. The ride will leave the ranch immediately after lunch and typically return just in time for dinner. (Riding Time: Approximately 4 Hours)
Backcountry Ride– A favorite among our most avid riders, the Backcountry Ride is an all-day adventure that we encourage our dedicated riders to consider. Because of the time spent in the saddle with minimal breaks, this ride may not be suitable for younger riders. With this ride, we trailer our guests well off the ranch property where you will experience every form of terrain our backcountry has to offer as well as stopping to enjoy a sack lunch on the trail. The riding is not exceedingly difficult; however, riding time is significant, making it more challenging. (Riding Time: Approximately 6 Hours)
If you are uncertain if any of our rides would be suitable for you or any member of your family, we ask that you speak with our Head Wrangler after your first ride and prior to the ride list being posted for the ride you are interested in to ensure you can secure a spot. Riding time is based on the time spent in the saddle, not total time of the trip so be mindful in planning your activities. All rides are subject to changing weather conditions and horse availability.
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