Wrangle up your favorite gang of cowboys and cowgirls for a fun horse riding adventure at Sombrero Stables. Hands down, it’s among the best things to do in Estes Park!
Follow in the Hoofbeats of History
Sombrero Stables is a historic, legacy-riding stable and a genuine American success story. Generally open from May – October, they’ve been providing guided Western-style horseback rides since 1959 so they know the best trails and all the sweet spots. Many families return generation after generation, introducing new buckaroos to the joys of horseback riding.
As a large-scale operation, Sombrero’s owners embrace the responsibility as land preservation stewards, taking exceptional care to provide an authentic horse riding experience without commercialism. It’s a successful formula that keeps Sombrero going strong, galloping into a bright future. No wonder it continues to be one of the most wonderfully unforgettable things to do in Estes Park.
Ride Into the Past
Enjoy a nostalgic throwback to the spirit of the Old West. Feel like the original pioneers marveling in the scenic splendors of the Colorado Rockies that continue to strike awe in all who see them. Many of Sombrero’s awe-inspiring rides are accessed via the stable’s special permits on either federally protected public lands or the National Park Service. Often, you’ll have the spectacular surroundings to yourself. Plus, there’s nothing quite like exploring on horseback, offering riders a fresh perspective and unique vantage point for basking in the area’s natural beauty.
Horse ‘n Rider Matchmaking
Your party will be in good hands with Sombrero’s knowledgeable, long-term staff. They’ll match a rider to the perfect horse by the rider’s age, size, and riding abilities. They’ll accommodate riders age six and up. From beginners to pros of all ages, they’ll provide pre-ride and on-trail instruction, safety practices, and helmets. Your Guide will also point out special geographical and historical features as well as wildlife and vegetation. Their horses are well cared for and enjoy the trails as much as the riders. Their steeds exhibit calm demeanors, great dispositions, and can accommodate riders’ various skill levels.
Oh, the Sights You’ll See
Depending on the duration and direction of the ride you choose, points of interest include the Continental Divide, Longs Peak, Estes Valley, and the Rocky Mountain landscape of Estes Park. Gain a new appreciation for the raw, rugged backcountry as you ride through the deep forest and be rewarded with jaw-dropping views of Big Thompson Canyon on your journey to Eagle Valley. Hit the trail on a romantic Sunset Ride, sharing the vision of the fiery, ever-changing sky and evening magic.
Go from Horsepower to Coaster Power
Before or after your horseback ride, enjoy a different kind of thrill ride on the Mustang Mountain Coaster, a ranchland neighbor of Sombrero Stables. What a day of fun vacation memories to cherish forever!
Ready to ‘stirrup’ some fun? Get back in the saddle and treat yourself and the special folks in your life to one of the most enjoyable things to do in Estes Park at Sombrero Stables.