Horseback riding in the Vail Valley is a popular activity. But not all horseback rides are the same. The average experience might be a nose-to-tail ride on a busy trail that’s choked with other users and where you’re not allowed to stray from the path. But we don’t believe in average when it comes to our Colorado horseback riding tours.
Instead, imagine an authentic, western horseback experience on a historic private mountain just outside of Vail and Beaver Creek. Here, you can avoid the crowded trailhead. You can explore forests, aspen groves, meadows, and rolling sage flats. And, you’re not stuck in a single file.
Unique Horseback Riding Near Beaver Creek & Edwards
Most tours on horseback riding trails in Colorado are limited to US Forest Service trails and regulations. Forest Service permits limit exactly where horses can ride and stop. Taking groups of horseback riders off-trail and cross-country is not allowed in many of the high-use areas like the trails around Vail and Beaver Creek.
Here at Sage Outdoor Adventures, we do things differently. Our base of operations is a 6,000-acre private mountain. That’s larger than the Vail ski area! If you’re looking for horse back riding in Vail it doesn’t get closer or better than our tours.
This extraordinary location is home to expansive meadows filled with wildflowers, creeks and ponds, old-growth stands of aspen trees, and historic cabins. The mountain here is teeming with wildlife like elk and deer.
Edwards is popular place to stay for folks recreating near Avon or Vail. If you’re looking for horseback riding near Edwards, Colorado, know that our stables are near Wolcott, about a 25-minute drive from Edwards.
Horseback Riding on a Private Mountain with Sage
Horseback rides on our private mountain are not limited by Forest Service permit regulations. Our riders are free to explore the entire area, follow game trails through the woods and trot through the sunny meadows. On a horseback ride with us, you won’t be riding single-file down a narrow dirt track. You’ll be able to explore the beautiful country that Colorado has to offer.
So next time you think of going on a horseback ride when you’re visiting the Vail area, break away from the pack and the standard nose-to-tail rides. Join us as we set off across a vast and historic private mountain. Experience what a horseback riding experience should be!
To learn more, please visit our Horseback Riding Page. You can book or chat with us online. Or give us a call at 970-476-3700 to begin planning your adventure. We hope to see you on the mountain this summer!
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