Explore the valley and surrounding mountains as we were meant to. On horseback. Steamboat is steeped in western heritage, and there's no better way to experience it than first hand on one of the many ranches that call the Yampa Valley home.
SADDLEBACK RANCH Winter Horseback Tours Saddleback Ranch offers an 1.5-2 hour winter horseback ride over the hills and through the trees of snowy Saddleback Ranch. After your ride, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a freshly baked cookie.
Winter Dates of Operation Offered at 1:00pm Monday through Saturday, November 28 through March 31, 2018. Also offered at 10:00am and 1:00pm daily during these peak season dates -December 18 - January 3, January 13 -15, February 15 - 25, March 10 - 25. Closed Christmas Day.
REQUIREMENTS Saddleback Ranch has horses for all riding abilities, riders must be at least 8 years old to participate. A 15% Gratuity for Saddleback Ranch will be added to your reservation. Signed waiver is required. Transportation is provided with pick-up at your lodging property.
Winter Horseback Tour
1.5 - 2 Hours
8 Years & Up
These are 2017-18 winter rates.
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch Residing in the Yampa Valley for six generations, Del's Triangle 3 Ranch has been outfitting and riding horses through the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness area, located in the Routt National Forest, since 1962. Ride on deer and elk trails and explore wildflower meadows and aspen forests while observing local wildlife.
Winter Dates of Operation
Enjoy Del's Triangle 3 Ranch with a winter horseback ride on scenic deer and elk trails in the wilderness of the Routt National Forest. Tours are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, November 21, 2017 through April 14, 2018. Closed Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Winter Tour Pick-Up Time & Location
Pick-up is at 9:00am or 1:00pm from the Gondola Transit Center. Children will ride their own horse and must be 6 years or older. Ride is approximately 1 - 2 hours. The weather and trail conditions will determine the length of the ride. Del's Triangle Three Ranch is a 45 minute drive from Steamboat Springs.
Winter Horseback Tour
6 years & up
* These are the 2017-18 winter rates.
Elk River Guest Ranch The Elk River Guest Ranch offers private horseback rides for individuals or groups up to five people The horseback tours are led by experienced guides, where we specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention. The most popular ride is our Overlook Trail, which ascends out our property gate directly into national forest lands. You'll ride up a mountainous trail which leads you to a pine and aspen forest. A clearing with big views of the Zirkel Mountains and a mixture of forest and grasses make this a well-rounded ride. It's best for confident beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.
Summer/Fall Dates of Operation Rides are offered daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm, August 26 through October 15, 2018
Requirements Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved. Children must be at least 7 years old and everyone rides their own horse (no double riders). There is a 250 lb weight limit for riders and pregnant riders are not allowed.