Local stables and ranches offer a wide array of options for trail rides of varying lengths and skill levels. Expert guides lead and narrate the rides while you sit back and take in the gorgeous surroundings. Kids especially love horse (or pony) rides and open-drawn hayrides are a family favorite. Some conclude with a campfire and marshmallow roast for the true cowboy-on-the-range experience.
For the more adventurous rider seeking an authentic taste of the Old West, cattle drives, breakfast or steak fry rides, moonlight rides, and overnight pack trips are available! Pony rides are an excellent option for families with preschool-age children, and shorter rides ranging from 10 minutes to a half hour are just right for the littlest wranglers. Trips can be customized to suit your specific group and horseback outings are a great idea for office gatherings and family reunions. Some local stables are open year-round and offer rides through snow, sun and everything in between.