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 savy 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.
Horseback Riding – Children Welcome
Horseback riding is open to the public year-round. Children are always welcome! Our Wranglers will match the horse to the ability and physical requirements of each rider and make every effort to ride to the guests’ abilities.
Horseback Riding – Hourly Rate
$28/first hour / per person, $25/each additional hour
Horseback riding is the perfect way to experience the Real Colorado. Add a horseback ride to our Friday or Saturday night chuck wagon dinner and we’ll give you a $5 discount off the first hour’s regular price.
Horseback Riding – ½ Day Ride to Fluhmann’s Cave
$75/per person – Includes 3 hours of riding and lunch
Leaves the Ranch at 9:00 a.m.
Horseback riding is a great way to explore 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 “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.
Horseback Riding – Guided Pack Trips
$175/person/day for overnight pack trip
$150/person/day for 3 & 5 day 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.