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Durango Horseback Riding

Experience the Colorado Rockies on Horseback!

Horseback riding in Durango, Colorado is an incredibly unique way to experience our beautiful San Juan mountains. Riding alongside and through creeks and rivers and loping across mountain meadows – it’s easy to feel like you’re in a movie or fairy tale.

Durango Day Rides Now Available August through October!

CTR now offers riding for day guests as well as our all-inclusive dude ranch experience guests. Visitors to Durango may now schedule rides beginning with short 1-hour rides, 2-hour rides, and half day rides.

2022 Riding Rates:
$75 1 Hour Taste of Colorado Trails
$110 2 Hour Experience

* Contact us for 4 hour rides booked upon availability

A Durango vacation would not be complete without some true Western hospitality and the best way to experience this is on a horse!

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Novice riders need not be shy!

Our guest ranch is used to introducing beginners to horseback trail riding. In fact, 80% of the guests who stay at the ranch have little or no horse experience. With the guidance of our experienced wranglers and the right mount for your personality, you’ll quickly learn the basics of riding and be comfortable exploring beautiful Durango, Colorado on horseback. Children will have instruction and ride with their peers. Naturally, their parents are always welcome to join in too.

Experienced riders will be pleased with the high quality of our horses, as well as the diverse, well-kept riding trails on our private 1000 acres as well as the adjoining San Juan National Forest. We have easy trails for beginners, and more challenging trails for guests with advanced riding skills.

For the well-being of our horses, there is a weight restriction of 230 pounds for guests who wish to ride. This weight limit may be adjusted based on height and riding ability. If you have any questions about lessons, the facilities, our trails, or events – please don’t hesitate to give us a call. The staff at Colorado Trails Ranch will be happy to provide you with the information you need.