This information is compiled to assist guests who rent our Condo at the Zephyr Mountain Lodge. If you've arrived at this page as a result of a web search on Colorado Horses, we hope you benefit from the information. And if you need lodging, thank you for considering us.
Grand County has a number of outfitters who can provide a variety of experiences. Choose from breakfast rides, evening steak fry rides, or one hour or two hour trail rides. Consider a fishing trip or a drop off overnight camping trip. The flexibility of most outfitters is amazing -- including careful matching of horse to rider. Groups of any size can be accommodated with sufficient notice.
The guides are part of the fun and safety of horseback riding in the mountains. They have acquired extensive knowledge about the flowers, trees, and wildlife encountered along the way. They also have bountiful tales of the Old West -- and the New West.
Even Greenhorns on the horseback can learn to appreciate the agility and skill of a horse on the trail. And horseback is a wonderfully relaxing way to take in the mountain scenery.
Devil's Thumb Outfitters
Scenic rides beneath the Continental Divide are the specialty. One or Two hour rides are available for those who are unsure of their horsemanship. Half and full day excursions are the best way to see the wonderful rocky mountain splendor. Hay wagon rides, lunch rides, and dinner rides are all popular. The trails at Devils Thumb cross some marvelous unspoiled meadows with the Fraser Valley's best view of the Continental Divide. Horseback riding at Devils Thumb is probably the most scenic to be found. Reservations are recommended.
Devils Thumb Ranch is accessed by turning right [east] of Hwy 40
just 2.5 miles north of Fraser [right before the highway makes a sweeping
bend to the left]. Follow the signs. Total driving time from
the Zephyr Mountain Lodge is 20 minutes.
Dinner at the Barn Mountain Ranch BBQ
Monarch Stables are northwest of Fraser off CR5 -- about 15 minutes from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge. CR5 is a left turn .9 miles north of the Safeway intersection in Fraser.
Sombrero Stables are about 45 minutes from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Rusty Spurr Ranch
Winding River Ranch