Horseback Riding - Snow Mountain Ranch - Winter Park, CO
YMCA of the Rockies
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Sombrero Stables, located at Snow Mountain Ranch, offers a variety of summer and winter horse activities for your inner cowboy or cowgirl.  Reservations are required; please call 970-887-1999 to book your ride today.


“The Ride” Horseback Ride:  If you’re adventurous and love the snow, join us for a horseback ride through the Rockies in winter. Whether we ride through forests or meadows, stop to admire beautiful views of snow covered mountains or peer at the dim outline of trees through swirling snowflakes, each winter riding experience is different.
This ride is offered only when conditions are safe for guests and horses. Children must be at least 8 years old, no double riders. Ask about lead-around pony rides for the little cowpoke!
7 Days a week, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm (weather dependent)
For pricing, please visit the Sombrero Stables website. YMCA of the Rockies guests receive a discounted rate. 



All Rides are walking ONLY


1 and 2 Hour Rides: Good for all ages and abilities! Kids 2-4 years old ride double with a parent. Explore open meadows and forests filled with spruce and aspen; ride by beaver ponds, creeks, and original homestead dwellings. Stunning views of the Continental Divide. The two hour ride is flexible and may be taken on trails with varying terrain, catering to more advanced groups with steeper slopes and higher viewpoints.

3 and 4 Hour Rides: Highly recommended kids be at least 8 years old, no double riders, and riders must be under 250 pounds. Explore deeper into the unsettled property. Take in the view from the top of Nine Mile Mountain, find the heart of our ancient spruce and pine forest, and on the 4 hr, summit Sheep [Snow] Mountain or explore Blue Ridge and the White Cliffs on the edge of Arapahoe National Forest.

Breakfast Rides: (2.5 hours including meal) All ages and abilities welcome. Plan on returning to the stables by 10:30am.  The best time to see wildlife! Bring a jacket and a hearty appetite- Ride for an hour and a half before arriving at our chuckwagon for a fresh cooked breakfast .
MEAL: All you can eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and cowboy coffee. After you’ve had your fill we get you and your horse home in plenty of time to enjoy a full day of all Grand County has to offer.

Breakfast, plus 3 or 4 hour Ride: ride to breakfast site first, continue ride after meal.

Dinner Rides: (2.5 hours including meal) All ages and abilities welcome. Plan on returning to the stable by 6:30pm. If you’re not a morning person, join our cowboys for a 2-hour ride with a steak dinner.
MEAL: Steaks will be grilled to order, comes with potatoes, ranch beans, garlic bread, and watermelon for dessert. Our famous “Cowboy Coffee” will be brewing and lemonade is served for you and the kids.
Dinner, plus 3 or 4 hour Ride: ride first, dinner at end.

Wagon Rides available in conjunction with Breakfast and Dinner Rides
Haywagon Rides for groups are available upon request, with advanced scheduling.

Sombrero Stables offers a wedding carriage as well!  The wedding carriage can be reserved for anniversary or birthday rides.  Sombrero Stables is open to your ideas to celebrate any special occasion.  Please call 970-887-1999 for more information.

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