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VAIL HORSEBACK RIDING

THIS IS VAIL, COLORADO HORSEBACK RIDING AT ITS BEST!

THE BEST HORSEBACK RIDING IN THE VAIL VALLEY


Get ready for a western-like, backcountry experience near Vail and Beaver Creek, horseback riding to your heart’s content, in a serene setting away from cities and crowds.

COLORADO HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS: WE STRAY FROM THE PATH, LITERALLY


Sage Outdoor adventures has partnered with Bearcat Stables to provide you the best horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains. Bearcat Stables has been a cornerstone of horseback riding and family fun in the Vail Valley since 1998. Known as one of the premier stables in Edwards, Colorado, they have been featured in magazines like Vail/Beaver Creek, Food & Wine, Trail Rider, and American Way by American Airlines. Their commitment to excellence ensures 100% satisfaction in every aspect of their services.

Situated on the historic Bearden Homestead, established in the early 1900s, their stable offers a chance to reconnect with American history while exploring the stunning Cordillera Valley on horseback. Whether you’re interested in a one-hour ride or an extensive four-day trip to Aspen, they have experiences to suit all preferences.

The ranch is nestled along Squaw Creek in Cordillera, a vital resource for the Bearden family as they raised cattle and cultivated crops throughout the 20th century. Ellis “Bearcat” Bearden, the property’s last owner, sold the ranch to Cordillera in the early 1990s. It has since been meticulously restored and transformed into a world-class horseback riding stable, operated by Indian Summer Outfitters. Visitors can tour two original cabins and view photos and videos showcasing the history of these American pioneers.

THE PERFECT HORSE RIDING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS


Bearcat offers a variety of horseback riding experiences suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Choose from 1, 1.5, or 2-hour rides that begin with a brief tour of the historic Bearden Homestead before heading up the trail system. Enjoy stunning views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge, and, on clear days, the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail.

For those seeking more adventure, the 3 and 4-hour backcountry rides through the White River National Forest offer breathtaking vistas of the entire Vail Valley, perfect for intermediate and advanced riders. Bearcats’s signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world-famous, authentic Colorado experience, featuring four days of horseback travel through spectacular landscapes.

Children under 6 can delight in pony rides at the stables, while those aged 6 and older can join in the regular horseback riding activities. Bearcat Stables is open seven days a week from May through October.

BOOK YOUR HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR TODAY


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