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Guided trail rides, breakfast rides, lunch rides, dinner rides, and hayrides. Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch provides an abundance of horseback opportunities.

Sombrero Stables, located at Snow Mountain Ranch, offers a variety of winter horse activities for your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Reservations are required; please call (970) 887-1999 to book your ride today.

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 may be taken on trails of varying terrain, catering to more advanced groups with steeper slopes and higher view points. Weather dependent, call for times.

3 and 4 Hour Rides: Recommended for ages 8 and up. Explore deeper into the 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 ride, summit Sheep [Snow] Mountain at over 10,500 ft!

Breakfast Rides: (2.5 hours including meal) The best time to see wildlife! Bring a jacket and a hearty appetite- Ride for an hour and a half before arriving at our chuck wagon for a fresh cooked breakfast . 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 what Grand County has to offer. All ages and abilities welcome. Plan on returning to the stables by 10:30am. Reservations are required.

Dinner Rides: (2.5 hours including meal)
If you’re not a morning person, join our cowboys for a 2-hour ride with a steak dinner. Ride to our chuck wagon site where the steaks will be grilled to your liking, whether cowboy-rare or tough as old boot leather. Comes with potatoes, ranch beans and garlic bread, and watermelon for dessert. Our famous “Cowboy Coffee” will be brewing and lemonade is served for you and the kids. All ages and abilities welcome. Plan on returning to the stables by 6:30pm. Reservations are required.


Experience our 6,000 acres by wagon or on horseback
Summer Stables Daily Lineup

Offered May - October
(dependent on weather and trail conditions)
Enjoy our "Wild West" the cowboy way!

Please call for reservations (970) 726-7000
We're open seven days a week... come on out and see us.

1½ Hour Horseback Ride
The perfect ride for parents introducing younger children to riding, or for those looking for a shorter horseback experience. Riders must be 10 years of age or older unless approved by the Stables staff. Offered daily 9:30am & 1:30pm.

Half Day Horseback Ride
A 2½ hour ride that explores the meadows, woodlands, creeks and hilltops of Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa upon one of our happy, healthy horses or mules. Riders must be 10 years of age or older. Offered daily 9:30am & 1:30pm.

Rancher's Ride
A 2½ hour combination of trail riding and team penning. Enjoy a short trail ride. Upon our return to the stables; improve your skills while you learn to cut, move and pen cattle under the watchful eye of your friendly wrangler. For all abilities. ($345 for up to 3 guests or $115/person for 4 guests or more.) Maximum of 6 guests per half day. Riders must be 13 years of age or older. Offered daily 9:30am & 1:30pm. Available June 1st - October 15th.

Family Ride
A 45 minute horseback experience for the whole family! Lil’ Buckaroos 9 years and younger will be led by a wrangler or parent while adults & children 10 years or older, will learn the basics to ride independently with the group. This ride will take place on one of our shorter scenic loops so be sure to bring your camera. If more than two children are being led, staff will ask for parents' assistance in leading. Rides booked around other Stables activities & staff availability.

Half Hour Pony Ride
$45/child (ages 3 - 9)
Not the average walk in a circle. Your lil’ buckaroo will love being led by a wrangler on this wonderful scenic loop through the woods. For groups with multiple children, an adult from the party may be asked to help lead a pony. Rides are booked around other Stables activities and staff availability.

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