Horseback Riding

Surrounded by millions of acres of national forest, BLM and preserved wilderness area, the natural beauty makes it the ideal place to enjoy Telluride horseback riding. Rich in history and lure, horseback riding in the historic Telluride region is the ultimate Wild West experience with breathtaking views to match.

The Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for your next Telluride horseback riding adventure. Guided horseback excursions are conveniently located just a few miles from the Hotel Columbia. After a day of adventure, the luxurious amenities offered by the Hotel Columbia are ideal for resting your weary bones. Amenities such as: heated tile floors and heated towel bars in the bathroom, gas-burning fireplaces, steam showers and even private hot tubs allow you to wash away a hard day’s work. A restful night’s sleep on our deluxe, pillow-top mattresses and our complimentary, deluxe-continental breakfast, will help prepare you for another magical day in the San Juan Mountains.

Horseback riding in the San Juan Mountains is the perfect adventure for the whole family. Miles of scenic trails wind their way through high mountain vistas, table top mesas, aspen groves and alpine meadows. It is not uncommon to see herds of deer and elk, coyotes, soaring eagles, and even the occasion black-bear. Sitting astride in a saddle will allow you to return to Mother Nature and enjoy the beauty of Telluride’s back country.

For your horseback adventure, choose from a one or two hour trail ride, a private ride, a full day ride, a chuck wagon dinner ride or even a custom pack trip. Regardless of your choice, nothing embodies the Wild West like a good old-fashioned horse back ride. While the rowdy days of yesteryear are long gone, the cowboys of today still remain some of the most colorful characters Telluride has to offer.
Horse back riding is also available in the winter months. Rides are offered near historic and beautiful Norwood, Colorado.  This area is a winter wonderland with amazing panoramic views in all directions.

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