Horseback Riding Trails

A list of parks, trails, and open space areas that allow horses is available below. Please view a trail map or contact the Division of Open Space and Natural Resources at 303-660-7495 for more information. You may also contact the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife at 303-866-3437 for additional equestrian trails.

Bayou Gulch Regional Park and Open Space

  • Water is available
  • Toilet/picnic tables
  • 3 miles of crusher fines surface
  • Horse trailer parking is available – 3 slots
  • No hitch rails
  • Pond water
  • Trail surface is natural and varies
  • Horse trailer parking is available at Bayou Gulch Regional Park
  • No hitch rails

Bluffs Regional Park

  • No water is available at this location
  •  Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 3.5 miles of crusher fine trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking is available – 3 slots
  • 3 hitch rails

Cherry Creek Trail

  • Creek Water
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 17 miles of concrete and natural trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking is available at the N. Pinery Trailhead
  • 3 hitch rails

Columbine

  • No water is available at this location
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 3 plus miles of crushed and concrete tail surface
  • Horse trailer parking – 5 slots
  • No hitch rails
  • Connects to Colorado Front Range Trail

Dawson Butte

  • No water is available at this location
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at the trailhead
  • 7.7 miles of bridle and natural surface
  • Horse trail parking – 25 slots
  • No hitch rails

DuPont

  • Creek Water
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • Trail surface is dispersed and natural
  • Horse trailer parking is available
  • No hitch rails

East-West Trail

  • No water
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 20 miles of crusher fines and natural trail surface
  • Horse trail parking – 3 slots at Bluffs Regional Park and 3 slots at Grigs Trailhead / 90 at Schweiger Ranch
  • No hitch rails

Glendale Farm

  • Water is available
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 1.6 miles of natural trail surface
  • Horse trail parking – 3 slots available

Greenland

  • Water is available
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 11 miles of crusher fines trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking available
  • Hitch rails available

Hidden Mesa

  • Water is available by spigot/creek
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 7 miles of natural and concrete trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking – 15 slots
  • No hitch rails

Highline Canal Trail

  • Water is seasonal / canal
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at the trailhead
  • 13 miles of crusher fines trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking – 4 slots
  • Hitch rails

Lincoln Mountain

  • Creek water
  • Toilet
  • 8.3 miles of natural trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking – 25 slots
  • No hitch rails

Nelson Open Space / Swallowtail Trail

  • Water is seasonal
  • Toilet at Sharptail
  • Picnic tables on trail
  • 2.6 miles of natural trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking is available at Sharptail
  • Hitch rails
  • Connects to Sharptail and Ringtail Trails
Pike Hill / Ringtail Trail
  • Water is seasonal
  • Toilet at Pike National Forest+
  • Picnic tables on trail
  • 7.2 miles of natural trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking is available at Indian Creek Pike National Forest
  • No hitch rails
  • Connects to Indian Creek Trail

Sharptail Ridge / Sharptail Trail

  • Water is available
  • Toilet / Picnic tables at pavilion
  • 4.6 miles of natural surface trail
  • Horse trailer parking – 7 slots
  • Hitch rails

Spruce Meadows

  • Ponds
  • Toilet / Picnic tables on trail
  • 8.5 miles of natural trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking – 40 slots
  • Hitch rails
  • Connects to Spruce Mountain Trail

Spruce Mountain

  • No water is available
  • Toilet / Picnic tables on trail
  • 8.5 miles of natural trail surface
  • Horse trailer parking at Spruce Meadows
  • No hitch rails
  • Connects to Spruce Meadows Trail

Guided Rides by Arrangement on Prairie Canyon Ranch and Sandstone Ranch.