Horseback Riding in Colorado

horseback riding

Horseback Riding in the Colorado Mountains

Horseback Riding season will begin May, 1, 2015. 

Horseback riding at the M Lazy C Ranch puts guests in the boots of a cowboy on a journey through Colorado’s pristine wilderness. Whether guests only have time for an hour ride, or time to spend a couple of hours or days with us, they are treated to the timeless views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains that have humbled Native Americans, explorers, settlers, cowboys, and ranch guests for generations.

Every horseback ride takes guests through the Pike National Forest and past historic mining claims. Of note, those savvy  for a couple hours in the saddle on horseback will see where the Hayman Fire started in 2002 and how the forest is recovering.

Native grasses, wildflowers, aspen, and countless species of wildlife are already taking back the land the fire destroyed.

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horse back ridingChildren Welcome to come Horseback Riding at the M Lazy C!

Horseback riding is open to the public year-round.  Children are always welcome!

Our Wranglers will match the horse to your child’s ability and physical requirements so that every rider has an excellent experience. We also take great care to custom tailor every horseback ride to match our guests’ abilities.

The only experience you’re going to have on our horseback rides is a fun one!

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Horseback Riding Rates

PER PERSON:

$30/first hour – $25/each additional hour

Horseback riding is the perfect way to experience the real Colorado.

If you’re going to be here for one of our Friday or Saturday night chuck wagon dinners, you can add a horseback ride and we’ll give you a $5 discount off the first hour’s regular price.

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Horseback Riding – ½ Day Ride to Fluhmann’s  Cave

Horseback riding at the M Lazy C is a great way to explore Colorado history. Join us on a horseback ride to a unique historical site:  the famous “Death Cave.”

In 1892, the bully in the Park County area, Ben Radcliff, picked a fight with the meek and mild Gottlieb Fluhmann who fled to the now famous crack in the rocks known as “Death Cave” where he was hunted down and shot after living there for over a month.  It would be almost fifty years before his remains were discovered and given a proper burial.  Evidence of his presence still exists today.

To go on this horseback riding adventure, here’s what you need to know!

  • $80/per person – Includes 3 hours of riding and lunch
  • Leaves the Ranch at 9:00 a.m.
  • Children 8 and older are welcome.

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pack tripHorseback Riding – Guided Pack Trips

Join us for horseback riding into the back country. The ranch is surrounded by so much beauty it’s hard to see it in just an hour or two.

We offer 1, 3, and 5 day pack trips into the Pike National Forest.  The ranch provides the guide, your horse, equipment and food.  We also provide tents or…. you can sleep under the Colorado star studded sky.  Your meals will be cooked over an open campfire promising that no one will go away hungry.  All you need is your sleeping bag, personal gear and your camera.

  • $175/person/day for overnight pack trip
  • $150/person/day for 3 & 5 day pack trips
  • Must be 8 years of age or older