Horseback Riding

Come and cowboy up with us, best little ride at Vallecito!

Horseback Riding Colorado

We offer the following rides May – September. Click for details:

1 & 2 Hour Rides | Half Day Rides | Breakfast Rides | Sunset Dinner Rides | Summer Pack Trips

Elk Point Stables is on the quiet side of Vallecito Lake, which makes for an awesome horse ride! Our experienced wranglers will take you riding on one of our well-trained horses over beautiful mountain trails overlooking Vallecito Lake in the San Juan National Forest. Travel further into the Weminuche Wilderness area on our half
day rides. Please bring your camera, cause all of our rides include scenery you will want to take home with you. We provide small saddle bags for your munchies, drinks, and cameras.

Our rides depart from Elk Point Stables at the cool summer elevation of 7,700 ft.

Horseback Trail Riding ColoradoOne Hour & Two Hour Rides

These rides depart every day of the a week, starting at 9:00 am with the last ride departing at 4:00 pm. These rides are just perfect for the cowboy or cowgirl who doesn’t get in the saddle back home too often. You and your gentle steed will enjoy the custom ride.

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rideHalf Day Rides

This ride takes you little further away from the homestead. Leaves at 8:00 am, and takes you into the Weminuche Wilderness. Pack your own lunch or we will for you (at a small extra charge). Call ahead to plan this
trip off the beaten path.

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horseBreakfast Ride – Most Popular

Great for the little ones! This ride departs at 8:00 am and includes a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes coffee, hot chocolate and orange juice. Start your day astride a gentle mountain horse followed by a breakfast cooked over a open fire and
served in a peaceful setting in the tall pines. And yes, you can see the lake too!

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dinnerrideSunset Dinner Ride

**Our Most Requested Special

An authentic cowboy dinner with all the fixins.

Everyone enjoys this one!! So make sure to bring your appetite. We leave Elk Point Stables at 4:00 pm and ride into the tall pines and along the lake area. This two hour ride is spectacular and is followed by a steak dinner including a 12 oz. rib eye, or new york cut (depends on your cowboy cook) cooked over a open fire, baked potato, cowboy beans, homebaked bread, dessert and lemonade. Special price and hamburger for children under 11. If you don’t want to stay in that saddle for two hours, special arrangements can be made to join in on the dinner fixins only.

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pack1Summer Pack Trips

Imagine you and your friends or family saddling up in the morning for a ride into the wilderness. We arrive at our Willow Park camp right on the Los Pinos river for a one, two three or four night stay. Explore the mountains like few people have. Wake in the morning to a great breakfast, have a shore lunch of fresh caught trout, dinner could be a fresh cut ribeye right off the aspen fire grill. This camp is three to four hours in on horseback and a great adventure!

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Please remember all of our rides depart with an experienced wrangler with you and your family. Our horses do ask that your maximum weight does not exceed 200 lbs. (plus or minus a few). We do offer helmets for anyone, and any age. Our insurance does not require helmets, yet, but we always offer. An insurance liability form must be signed by all riders over 18 years of age. Those younger in age, must have a legal guardian sign in their behalf. *Please remember to arrive early for your horseback ride. Horses follow a schedule and will depart without you.


Elk Point Lodge is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider/Employer and operates under Special Use Permit #COL1820 from the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest.