It’s been said many times that if you want to get from point A to point B then take a car. But if you really see a place you have to do it on horseback. There might be no better place to see on the back of a horse than Colorado.

Especially in Colorado, much of the state you’ll never see from the highways. As your driving though the mountains you can only see the tops of the peaks that your car gives you a vantage point of. Beyond the roadways there are thousands of miles of horse trails that have been used for hundreds of years just waiting to explore.

Here are our top 3 places to visit on horseback
1. Rocky Mountain National Park – This is a great place for riders of all skill levels. This was also the first place I ever road a horse in the mountains. There are lots of options for families looking to spend a day on the trails just a short drive out from Estes Park.

2. Garden Of The Gods – There are few places as beatuiful in Colorado and as accessible than Garden Of The Gods just outside of Colorado Springs. You’ll no doubt be inspired by these 200+ million year old formations. These trails are also perfect for beginners.

3. Maroon Bells – It won’t take you long to see why the twin peaks of Maroon and North Maroon Peak are some of the most photographed peaks and why they top the lists of my must do rides for many people. Snow spotted peaks, lakes of glass and vast stands of aspens make this ride a memorable one.

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