Horseback Riding

The West has not been forgotten or abandon in Leadville. Riding horseback is not only welcome, roads and trail are clearly marked for equestrian use. There are 45 trails within the Leadville Ranger District for horseback riding with staging areas that accommodate trailers, Giddy Up. Come experience the high country the way the pioneers did! If you dont own a horse dont worry. There are several local outfitters that offer one hour to multi day rides, and rides that feature lunch and dinner. You can experience a wilderness trip in either the Holy Cross or Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Areas near timberline seeing spectacular views that others only dream about. Most outfitters tailored their trips to meet your desires whether it be for fishing, hunting or photography. Below are a few of the local proprietors and establishments that are more than happy to help you out. Call ahead for hours, directions, contact information, and their services for wear to ride the storms out.

Summer, Fall Activities

Summer, Fall Activities

Horseback Riding Local Support

Horseback Riding Local Support

San Isabel National Forests can be explored on the back of a horse for a unique adventure. Secure pack stock 100 to 200 feet away from lakes, streams, or trails. Use a picket line and move stock often to prevent resource damage. For detailed information on a particular area, please contact your local Forest Service Office directly.
Location: Leadville Ranger DistrictLeadville Ranger District, 810 Front St. Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-0749
Horseback Riding Local Support

Horseback Riding Local Support

Halfmoon Packing and Outfitting - Depending on the time of year, and your desires, we offer several all day rides. Early season when there is still lots of snow we trailer to the Colorado Trail near West Tennessee Creek and follow its meandering path below the Continental Divide to the top of Tennessee Pass. From there the horses skirt Ski Cooper and return to the stables while passing thru 19th century mine sites. Later, when the snow allows the ride will take you through century old pine and spruce trees to pass above timberline and lunch alongside a glacial lake before winding its way back down to Highway 24 at Tennessee Pass for a trailer ride home. You should plan on being at the stables by 8:30 so that we can pair you with your horse and adjust the stirrup length before loading everyone up for the trip to the trail head. Depending on the groups pace lunch will be about noon alongside a glacial lake or mountain stream surrounded by views of snow capped mountains. You should arrive back at the stables between 4:00 and 5:00.
Location: Halfmoon Packing and Outfitting, 1100 East Tennessee Road, Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719) 486-4570