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Horseback Riding

Saddleback Ranch

Summer Horseback Dinner Rides and Wagon Dinner Rides are now closed for the season.


Enjoy views of the Flattops, Sleeping Giant and Mt Werner on horseback! The first cattle were brought to Routt County in 1871 to utilize summer pastures. The Iacovetto family has passed our agriculture heritage through five generations.

Spend the day with us as we move cattle, check their health, bring in strays and make sure that everything on the ranch is running smoothly. Our Cattle Drive rides are unique as they are not "nose to tail" trail rides and no part of the day is "staged" so daily tasks vary. The horse riding pace on a Cattle Drive is usually slow, allowing for time to gain appreciation for the animals and make a four legged friend or two. We have horses for all riding abilities on all our riding activities.

On our dinner ride enjoy a 30-minute horseback ride to to our Double Dollar Lodge. After dinner take part in a calf roping instruction, ending the evening with a breathtaking Colorado sunset ride home.

Driving Directions

Take Hwy 40 (Lincoln Avenue) west 10 miles towards Milner, turn left at mile marker 122 onto RCR 179, stay on RCR 179 for approx 3 miles (25 minute drive). The ranch is on the left side of the road. Follow the signs.


Guests must call the Saddleback Ranch to confirm ride time, riding abilities and menu choices. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

The Cattle Drive and Two Hour Rides are offered Monday - Saturday; Dinner Rides are offered Mondays and Wednesdays. All rides take place June 1 - September 20, 2015.

Dinner Menu

For the dinner ride, the dinner menu choices are baked garlic salmon, teriyaki chicken, or marinated and grilled pork tenderloin. Childrens menu contains Hot Dog or Hamburger (children may also order from the adult menu). Entrees served with cowboy baked beans, ranch style potato, garlic vinaigrette salad, warm bread, and chef's choice for dessert. Iced tea and lemonade to drink. We have a wide selection of wines and several choices of domestic and microbrewed bottled beers are available for purchase.


Ride Type Age Rate*
2-Hour Trail Ride
9:00am or 1:30pm
6 years & up $65
Dinner Ride
6 years & up $85
Cattle Drive - 3-3.5 hours
10 years & up $110

* These are the 2015 summer rates. Prices do not include gratuity.

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Del's Triangle 3 Ranch


Del's Triangle 3 Ranch offers horseback riding on deer and elk trails in a wilderness type setting on a 1000 acre ranch. Once you leave the corrals you will not see a sign of civilization until your return. Del's offers 1 and 2 hour rides, as well as half and full day rides. You must be able to mount the horse on your own. Please wear long pants and solid shoes. Guests may want to bring a jacket. All guests must sign a waiver.


Del's Triangle 3 Ranch is located west of Clark, Colorado, about 19 miles from Steamboat Springs. Guests must provide their own transportation to Del's Triangle 3 Ranch.

Driving Directions

Take US 40 west out of Steamboat Springs, turn north on Routt County Road 129 at the stoplight. Go 17 miles to Clark. At the Clark Store, turn left/west on Routt Country Road 62 for 2.25 miles. The house is on the left and the corrals are onthe right.


Guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Please reconfirm your ride time with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch at least 24 hours in advance.

Ride Type Length Rate*
Lunch Ride Full Day - Leave at 9am
Half Day - Leave at 9am
1 Hour Ride Times: 10am or 2pm $55/person
2 Hour Ride Times: 10am or 2pm $85/person

(Riders must be 6 years or older)

* These are the 2015 summer rates. Prices do not include gratuity.

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Elk River Guest Ranch

Closed for the 2015 Summer Season

Big views of the Mt Zirkel Wilderness and Continental Divide, tied in with wildflower meadows and diverse forest mark the horseback ride options at the Elk River Guest Ranch. Our personalized approach keeps group rides small and offers length & ability options to fit your horseback riding experience.

Our mainstay 2 hour ride takes you into the Routt National Forest via a mountain side climb through gamble oak, aspen groves, and up to the conifer forest where you are rewarded by big views. Longer rides options extend off this loop, and include a 4 hour ride and our 6 hour epic lunch ride to picturesque Pearl Lake.

For the beginner rider, or those looking for something a bit shorter, we offer a 1 hour horseback ride exclusively on our ranch property. This will take your through pasture, meadows, past our Teepees, with a return through the Aspen. For the young Buckaroos we offer a 30 minute ride where one of our Wranglers will lead-walk a horse with that Buckaroo tall in the saddle!

Driving Directions

Drive west from Downtown Steamboat on US-40/Lincoln. Turn right onto Elk River Road (SR 129) and continue north 17.7 miles on Elk River Road. Turn right on Seedhouse Road (County Road 64). Go 3 miles and the entrance to the ranch is on the left. Elk River Guest Ranch is approximately 21 miles from Steamboat.


Ride Type Age Rate*
Buckaroo (30 minutes)
10:30am or 2:30pm
3-6 years $39
1-Hour Ride
10:00am or 2:00pm
6 years & up $59
2-Hour Ride
10:00am or 2:00pm
8 years & up $79
4-Hour Ride
8 years & up $149
6-Hour Epic Lunch Ride
8 years & up $189

* These are the 2015 summer rates. Prices do not include gratuity.

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Hahn's Peak Roadhouse


Hahn's Peak Roadhouse offers guided Horseback Rides through beautiful Steamboat Lake State Park. Choose from one to four hour horse rides daily at 9:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm or 3:00pm. Or enjoy a two hour dinner ride at 5:00pm daily.

*Children will ride their own horse and must be age 6 years or older.

Horseback Ride 9:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
1 hour ride $59/person
2 hour ride $79/person
3.5 hour ride $195/person

Horseback Ride with Dinner 5:00pm
2 hour ride for adult $110/person
2 hour ride for child (6-12) $95/person

*These are 2015 summer rates.

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Hahn's Peak is an approximate 50 minutes drive from Steamboat Springs. From Steamboat Springs, head north on Highway 40 to the west end of town. At the last stop light, with a 7-11 on the right, turn right on to RCR 129 (Elk River Road). Follow this twisting, 45mph country road to mile marker 24 and look for Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse on the right. We are about 6 miles beyond the small town of Clark.

Steamboat Lake Outfitters

This is not your average horseback tour. Our rides are adventures on the Routt National Forest. These rides are exciting for the experienced rider yet safe enough for the beginner. With views of the Zirkel Wildnerness, creek crossings, open meadows and timbered areas you will experience a wide variety of landscape. It is common to see moose and deer on our trips not to mention the other beautiful wildlife, wild flowers and aspen groves.

Come join us for a half day, full day or combine ride and fishing in one day. Offered daily at 8:00am, May 20 to October 1st. Horse ride & fishing starts June 15th. Children must be at least 6 years old. Gratuity not included.


Take Hwy. 40 west through Steamboat, turn right at the stop light onto Elk River Road (RCR 129). Go north on RCR 129 / Elk River Road 18 miles. After crossing the bridge in Clark turn right onto Seedhouse Rd. 2nd place on the left. Please plan to arrive at 8:00am. Allow approximately 45 minutes for the drive to SLO.

4-Hour Ride (8am)

Age Rate*
Adult (13 or older) $150
Child $150

*Half Day guided horseback ride through the Routt National Forest. Snacks and water are included. Gratuity is not included.

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8-Hour Ride (8am)

Age Rate*
Adult (13 or older) $300
Child $300

*Full Day (7-8 hours) guided horseback ride to the Zirkel Wilderness area. Lunch, snacks, and water are included. Gratuity is not included.

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8-Hour Ride & Fish (8am)

Age Rate*
Adult (13 or older) $300
Child $300

*Full Day (7-8 hours) guided horseback ride with fishing to a remote mountain lake in the Zirkel Wilderness area. Lunch, snacks, and water are included. Gratuity is not included. Guest must purchase Colorado fishing license prior to ride.

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