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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 1.5 to 2 hour winter horseback rides 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 1pm daily, December 19 - March 24, 2019. Additionally offered at 10:00am December 19 - January 6, 2019 and March 1 - March 23. Closed Christmas Day.


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 TourAGERATE*
1.5 - 2 Hours
8 Years & Up
These are 2018/19 winter rates.
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
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. Offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, December 1, 2018 through March 30, 2019. Closed Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Shuttle service is available. Pick-up 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 1.5 - 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.

Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Winter Horseback Ride
*These are the 2018/19 winter rates.

Summer Horseback rides
Enjoy a horseback ride on deer and elk trails through the beautiful Northwest area of Colorado. Far from civilization. 1 hour rides, 2 hour rides and half day rides with lunch are available.

Summer horseback rides begin May 24, 2019, and will run through November 23, 2019. Rides are offered Monday through Saturday, Closed Sundays. Transportation is not provided for the summer rides. Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch is a 45 minute drive from Steamboat Springs. Guests must arrive at the ranch 15 minutes before ride time. Children must be at least 6 years old, and able to mount and ride a horse on their own, no riding double. Maximum weight per rider is 250 pounds.

All rides will have groups no larger than 18 riders. Please book 24 hours in advance.

Summer Tours
1-Hour Ride (12:30pm)
6 years & up
2-Hour Ride (10am & 2pm)
6 years & up
Half Day Ride with Lunch (9am)
6 Years & Up$225
*These are the 2019 summer 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


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.

Tour TypeAgeRate*
2 Hour Fall Ride
7 years & up
*These are 2018 summer rates.

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Winter tours will be offered December 1 - March 30, 2019.. Must be booked 72 hours in advance