SADDLEBACK RANCH summer Horseback Tours
Saddleback Ranch is a real 4th Generation working cattle ranch located only 13 miles from scenic Steamboat Springs. A horseback ride is the perfect way to enjoy the scenery, take some pictures, and learn about the cows and calves, and there is excellent chance of seeing wildlife. Horses are available for all riding abilities. Children under 18 years old must be booked with an adult. Saddleback Ranch is closed on the 4th of July.

One Hour Horseback Ride (Ages 6 years and up)
Saddleback Ranch 1-Hour Photo Opportunity horseback rides are offered at 2:00pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, June 15 through August 31, 2019.

Two Hour Horseback Ride (Ages 6 & Up)
The 2 hour photo opportunity horseback ride is offered at 9:00am or 1:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday, June 14 through August 31, 2019.

Horseback Dinner Ride (Ages 6 & Up)
Enjoy a 30 minute Horseback Ride followed with dinner at Saddleback Ranch. Dinner Rides are offered on Tuesdays and Fridays, June 14 through August 31, 2019. Meet at the Ranch at 5:15pm.

Saddleback Ranch Cattle Drive (ages 10 & up)
Spend the morning at Saddleback Ranch moving cattle, check the health of the animals, get in strays and make sure that everything on the ranch is doing well. Saddleback Ranch cattle drive rides are unique in the way that they are not “nose to tail” trail rides, nothing here is "staged" and day to day tasks do vary.

Cattle drives are a time where you can get back to life's essentials, the horse riding pace on cattle drives is usually slow, that’s what makes a cattle drive a wonderful experience, time to gain respect for these animals and learn a little about yourself in the process, maybe make a four legged friend or two.

The Cattle Drives are offered at 8:00am Tuesday through Saturday, June 14 through August 31. 2019.

Summer Horseback TourRATE*
2 Hours (9am & 1:30pm)
1 Hour (2pm)
Dinner Horseback Ride (5:15pm)
Cattle Drive (8am)
*These are 2019 summer rates. A 15% Gratuity for Saddleback Ranch will be added to your reservation.
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
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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