High Meadows Ranch - Steamboat Springs
Horseback at High Meadows Ranch, LLC is truly a unique experience for most guests. We offer 2-hour, 1/2 day and full day rides in the
We keep 20-35 head of well-broke geldings during the summer season. Quarter horse and quarter horse cross are our favorite breeds. We have some thoroughbred crosses and paints. Horses and equipment are well suited for a variety of riding abilities. All our horses are good on the trail. We have those perfect gentle horses for the inexperienced riders and performance horses for the experienced riders. We take pride in all our stock and we own all our horses.
We offer horsemanship instruction for those who need or request our assistance. We start with handling and grooming and proceed to tack and saddling. After you are in the saddle, we concentrate on riding position and the handling of the horse in the riding arena. We finish with trail experience and handling in the backcountry. Most guests accomplish all of this in several days.
We offer 2 hour, ½ day and day horseback trips June - September. Our 2 hour rides leave the barn at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM. The breathtaking scenery and terrain offer guests a different riding experience each time they ride. Sometimes we ride the valley floor with gentle terrain filled with wildflower meadows, aspens, pines and open fields. Another ride takes you up the mountain thru the rock boulders to fantastic scenic overlooks. One spot we call the '360' because our field of view is 360 degrees in all directions from the top of a mountain. Half day rides usually start at 1:00 PM. The half day gives you the best of both 2 hour rides. Our day rides go to the Sarvis Creek Wilderness, The Flat Tops Wilderness and the Morrison Divide Trail overlooking our ranch headquarters. We utilize our horse trailer and start at 8:30 to 9:00 AM from the ranch.
We offer this unique 6-day trail ride to customers of Cross Country International. Each day explore by horseback the breathtaking high country of
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