One of the top things to do in Colorado is spend time on the ranch. When looking for Durango activities, not only are there many options to stay on a Colorado guest ranch, but one of the most exciting activities to try is authentic Colorado horseback riding.
Horseback riding in Colorado is one of the best ways to experience the San Juan Mountains and the Durango area. From trotting along a creek to galloping across a meadow, get the scenic tour of Durango’s beautiful mountain and valley trail rides.
Riding through the mountain ranges by horse is a thrilling feeling, and most guided tours offer a choice of rides. Half-day rides mean visitors can mosey in the morning or have an active afternoon. While some dream of an all-day affair with a chuck wagon lunch, others go for the thrilling rancher task of a cattle drive.
The more experienced rider can learn new skills such as trotting and loping, or increase their know how at a horsemanship clinic. Some ranches even offer private lessons and hold one-week equestrian training.
Horseback riding in Durango is an ideal activity for children and teens as well. Learning the ropes of riding on a pony, or just enjoying the feel of an outdoor pony ride, can be just as exciting for kids. Even families can set off into the Colorado wilderness together, led by a local guide and expert.
The best part? Horseback riding is the kind of activity ideal for any level. Novices shouldn’t be shy, there is a horse for every beginner, intermediate and expert rider. Ranchers are experts and matching their horses with their visitors, so throw on some cowboy boots and saddle up while visiting Durango!