Horseback Rides

Near Colorado Springs

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Our beautiful trails provide a variety of mountain views, from deep forest to panoramic settings overlooking the Rocky Mountain region. These can include glimpses of Colorado Springs and the far prairies, while surrounded by mountain peaks.

Your knowledgeable guide will escort you while entertaining you with tales of the old west, local lore, and observations about the flora and fauna, all while insuring your comfort and safety. Along the trail you may see wildlife, wildflowers, mushrooms, crystal clear creeks and spectacular aspen groves.

Our one hour ride is on the easiest trail, suitable for any ability of rider, while still providing a variety of scenic views as you travel up and down switch backs.

We also offer several types of hour and a half and two-hour rides, some going up another 800 feet and past old mining claims. We do our best to personalize each ride to the ability of the riders. We also offer an assortment of snacks and drinks for sale to our guests.

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Colorado Horseback Riding

  • 1 HOUR RIDE - $49.00

Our one-hour ride is for all riding abilities where a knowledgeable guide will escort you through beautiful trails,and provide a variety of mountain views. Along the way, you may see over 100 varieties of wildflowers and possibly some of the forest fauna. Mule deer, elk, Abert squirrels and other indigenous animals are not an uncommon sight. Minimum of 2 people per trip / Minimum age 7 to ride


  • 1 ½ HOUR RIDE- $65.00 – Group rides

For group riders, we offer a beautiful 90 minute experience that offers a little of everything. This includes everything on the one hour ride, but adds more of the local historic areas. Minimum age 7 to ride.


2 HOUR RIDE - $76.00 

We offer a variety of two-hour rides for all riding levels. This may include a pine forest, meandering mountain creeks with small falls and climbing through the mining district onto picturesque Mount Vigil or Greyback Mountain. The views are beautiful and some may climb 800 feet in elevation with a vista of the city of Colorado Springs 3000 feet below and a 360 view of the Rockies. The flora and rock formations are constantly changing with amazing photo opportunities. Minimum age 8 to ride.


  • 20 MINUTE CHILDREN’S RIDE - $25.00

For those too young for the trail ride, we offer a nature walk through the forest with a chance to visit the small farm animals. A guide will lead the child on a full sized horse for a safe riding experience. Children’s stirrups and helmets are available. Minimum of 1 person per trip / For ages 4-on up.

Reservations Required/Weight and Age Restrictions may apply.
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  • JEEP HORSE PACKAGE - $89.00

In partnership with our friends at Adventures Out West, we are happy to offer a package that leaves the driving to someone else. Your Cowboy guide will take you in an open-air Jeep up Old Stage Road leading to Cripple Creek. We then stop at the Old Stage Riding Stables for a one-hour horseback ride on mountain trails through pine trees, aspen groves, and mountain meadows. While at the ranch you may have the opportunity to view bison and elk. After the ride, we get back in the Jeep to head back to town. 2 1/2 hours / minimum 2 people. Contact Adventures Out West at (800) 755-0935 or www.advoutwest.com.


  • SADDLE UP/PEDDLE DOWN PACKAGE - $110.00 to $120.00

Pikes Peak Bike Tours is excited to partner with the Old Stage Riding Stables in offering you a day of adventure you won’t soon forget! Our Saddle Up-Pedal Down package is sure to be a hit! Here’s how it works:

You will meet at Pikes Peak Bike Tours shop in Old Colorado City at 9:00am to sign waivers and load in our vans for a 9:20am departure time. From there we will drive you up to the Old Stage Riding Stables to take in the crisp mountain air and beautiful scenery as you ride along on your spectacular one hour long mountain horseback tour.

When you finish, our guide will take you just a couple more miles up the road to the drop off point for our “Bike Gold Camp” tour. This unique opportunity is a great way to squeeze in a couple of the most popular attractions in Colorado Springs all in one day. Don’t miss it! For reservations call (719) 337-5311 or click on www.bikepikespeak.com

Reservations Required/Weight and Age Restrictions may apply.
  • How to Find Us

    Directions are Below

    Do Not Use GPS

    How Much Time To Allow: If you are coming from the Broadmoor Area, please allow at least one hour. 30 minutes drive time and 30 minutes for registration, mounting and stirrup adjustment.

    If you are coming from anywhere south of Downtown Colorado Springs, depart an hour and 15 minutes prior to ride time.

    If you are coming from anywhere north of Downtown Colorado Springs, depart an hour and 30 minutes prior to ride time. This includes hotels close to the Air Force Academy.

    How to get there: From Highway I-25: Exit 138 on Circle Drive. At the bottom of the off ramp, turn right. Follow towards the mountains until it dead-ends in front of the Broadmoor Hotel. At the roundabout in front of the hotel, turn left. This is your last actual turn. From now on just go with the flow of traffic, ignoring that the name of the road changes several times. After about a mile, you will come to a stop sign. The signs there will tell you that the Stables is straight before you on Old Stage Road, 5.8 miles ahead. It is best here if you zero out your odometer as you are about to enter a forested area with few signs. Old Stage Road starts out paved for the first mile and then makes a hard RIGHT and turns into a dirt road for the remaining 5 miles. This is a panoramic adventure on a historic trail, the same byway the pioneers used to travel by stage and horseback to reach the gold mines of Cripple Creek. The road twists and turns over a hundred times and is lined, not with guardrails, but a high dirt berm edging. It is a two-way road that raises 2,000 feet. There is no other way to go; no way to make a wrong turn and the rule is “When in doubt, keep going”. You will know when you have arrived at the stables, as the road will make a rollercoaster rise, as if you have finally reached the top of the mountain. As you come over the crest, you will see large signs that say "Old Stage Riding Stables". As soon as you see  the signs, look to your left and you will see the driveway.

    How do get there From Highway 24:Turn south on 21st street (mountains on your right). This will eventually turn into Cresta. Follow the Zoo signs with giraffes on them, up around the Broadmoor Hotel and through the Broadmoor neighborhood. One mile before the Zoo, there is a large 4-way intersection. You will see signs for 'Old Stage Riding Stables’ and a large masonry sign that says “Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – 1 mile ahead”. Turn right here and you will be on Old Stage Road. Please follow the directions above starting with zeroing out your odometer.

    Road Etiquette:The speed limit is 20 miles an hour and is meant to be traveled at a leisurely pace. Here are a few tips to make the trip safely and easily.

    • Please allow faster traffic to pass. if a car is on your tail, please pull over at a safe wide area of the road and let them pass.
    • Stay to your side of the road and always remember, it is a two way street.

    Do Not Use GPS

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Our Location 6620 Old Stage Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Our Mailbox c/o 36 Highland Street (mail only)
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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