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Colorado Cattle Drives

A unique traditional western experience!

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Check in 8:30 am, departs 9:00 am

4 Hours - Ages 12+
Price is Per Rider

Take Part in a Western Tradition with a Cattle Drive in Colorado! 

Get real with a cattle drive where YOU are actually doing the drive. Our guests take part in and actually help move the cattle herd on horseback with us, not watching us. We will coach you on working around the cattle safely and how to get them moved successfully.

This activity is not recommended for guests who have never ridden horses before. It is four hours of riding in the saddle with no breaks until the job is done. This activity therefore requires somewhat more physical fitness than our trail rides and can be quite fatiguing if you are not prepared to ride that long in the outdoors (sun, heat, dust, rain, wind, etc.).

What makes this activity genuinely special is that its very nature allows beginner to advanced riders to ride to their individual ability levels. This is also a great team building event for businesses or reunions and a terrific opportunity for groups with mixed riding abilities! Some prior riding experience is preferred for all participants as this is not your typical trail ride. We are one of only a handful of equestrian stables in the West that offer authentic cattle drives to the public. Talk about an amazing adventure across 10,000 acres!

You will see panoramic views of the Continental Divide and the Gore, Williams Fork and Never Summer mountain ranges. Riding terrain varies from open sagebrush plains to aspen and pine-covered hills.

The minimum age for this activity is 12. Helmets are required for all 12 year olds and provided free of charge at check-in.

PLEASE NOTE: Fully clothed, a rider’s Body Mass Index (BMI) may not exceed 34 AND a rider’s overall weight may not exceed 230 lbs. A person’s overall weight AND their height-to-weight ratio directly affects their ability to safely ride a horse in mountainous terrain. Each rider’s height and weight will be confirmed privately upon check-in so please enter this information accurately when making your reservation. If confirmed that the rider exceeds the max weight or BMI threshold, we will not be able to accommodate the rider nor will we be able to provide a refund.

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