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Aspen Horseback Riding: from beginner daytrips to overnight pack-trip adventures
Horseback riding in the Elk Mountains is a transformative experience that transports riders back in time into the unchanged, pristine splendor of Aspen's wilderness areas, just as it was when the first settlers arrived more than a century ago.
Frias Properties works with several local outfitters that each offer special experiences in the Aspen Snowmass area, from daytrips the depart close to downtown Aspen to pack trips that bring guests into remote wilderness areas. We've detailed some of our top outfitters below, and our concierge staff can help you find the perfect horseback riding excursion for your Aspen vacation.
To learn more about horseback riding in the Aspen Snowmass area, contact the Frias Properties concierge desk at (970) 925-9075.
Snowmass Creek Outfitters
Operated by true cowboys, Snowmass Creek Outfitters welcomes guests to the West with a range of trip options including one-hour rides, half-day rides and overnight trips. All their excursions take place in the pristine Snowmass wilderness, where guests ride through fields of wildflowers, alongside rushing streams and often spot wildlife. Snowmass Creek Outfitters also leads hunting trips during fall hunting season. For more information and rates, please call our concierge staff at (970) 925-9075.
Independence Pass Outfitting Company
Experience Independence Pass and the Maroon Bells wilderness area the way it was 150 years ago during the silver boom. Rides with Independence Pass Outfitters will take you deep into the heart of the Rockies, off the beaten path, and perhaps you'll return to civilization with a renewed perspective. For more information and rates, please call our concierge staff at (970) 925-9075.
Capitol Peak Outfitters
Experience the remote Maroon Bells and Snowmass wilderness with locally owned Capitol Peak Outfitters. Their two-hour wilderness rides are perfect for families looking for a leisurely tour of the area's spectaular scenery, and their full-day rides access beautiful high-country lakes or a remote wilderness destination. Anglers enjoy fishing trips with a ride to a stream and a day of casting for brook trout and cutthroats. For more information and rates, call our concierge staff at (970) 925-9075.
Cozy Point Ranch
Cozy Point Ranch is Aspen's only public equestrian center. The camp experience includes riding lessons for all kids four years old and up, daily chores on the ranch, horse related art projects, yoga sessions and much more! For more information and rates, call our concierge staff at (970) 925-9075.
Crystal Springs Ranch
Kids Summer Riding Camp - Carbondale
Children have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of riding, horse care, and vaulting (gymnastics on the moving horse) while having fun, gaining confidence, learning responsibility and making new friends. Campers should bring a sack lunch and beverage. Private lessons are offered Friday, Saturday, and Sundays with appointment. Pick-up and drop off by reservation only at the Snowmass Intercept Lot. For reservations, call our concierge staff at (970) 925-9075.