horseback riding

Horseback riding

We have different packages accommodating riders of all skills and ages. Below is a description of what each package offers.

BUCKAROO RIDE (1 HOUR)

This ride accommodates riders who are younger so families can be together or for those at a beginner level.  We take you through the basics of how to ride and do some fun activities to challenge the new skills you learn! Our trail rides begin at 10 years old, so this is an opportunity for families with children 6 and up to ride together, learn some new skills, and have fun making memories.  Children who are 6-10 and show they can ride effectively and safely can go on our longer trail rides after this class (as per the Head Wranglers discretion.)

  • $50 per person
  • 10 years and up.
  • Moderate terrain, weight limit 250 lbs.

WRANGLER RIDE (2 HOURS)

On this 2 hour ride you will navigate hills and rocks while on forest trails. The reward? The best views of Pike’s Peak. As with all of our horseback rides, they are loops, so it offers more unique wildlife viewing and scenery than any other.

  • $90 per person
  • 10 years and up.
  • Moderate terrain, weight limit 250 lbs.

THE COWBOY WAY RIDE (3.5 HOURS)

M Lazy C Ranch’s Signature 1/2 Day Rides will provide you with a complete horseback riding experience. The best view of the mountain range and Pike’s Peak is experienced near Hayman Rock. Along the way, our guides will point out historical and geological sites, as well as flora and fauna. As with all of our horseback rides, they are loops, so it offers more unique wildlife viewing and scenery than any other.

  • $150 per person
  • 12 years and up only.
  • Moderate terrain, weight limit 220 lbs.
  • Minimum 2 people.

RIDE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE (ALL DAY)

Over a mile high you can ride the great Continental Divide! This is an all-day ride off the ranch. We will trailer horses and transport you to the trailhead where you will experience the ride of your life. This trail brings you to one spectacular view after another. We never double back, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture the moments. Once you come back down, you are greeted by M Lazy C Ranch staff and brought back to the ranch. (Not staying on the ranch? That’s okay you can meet us there and experience the ride of a lifetime!).

Offered on Friday every week except June 18, July 23rd, August 20th, & September 11th.

  • $215 per person. Bringing your own horse? $90 per person
  • 15 yrs and older only.
  • Moderate terrain, weight limit 220 lbs.
  • Minimum 2 people.

BONANZA! AKA. THE CATTLE DRIVE (3 DAY EXPERIENCE)

As kids we all fantasized about doing cowboy things like driving cattle through the wilderness mountains and meadows. This is a chance to make that childhood fantasy come true! On Friday we will gather in the classroom to  first learn safety and basic riding tips on how to direct the cattle while in the arena or pasture. Then Saturday we bring in the cattle! First we practice in the arena with our cattle and then depart on horseback into the surrounding area. You will learn to drive the cattle through the woods and meadows and even stop for a cowboy supper (lunch). Then you will drive the cattle back to the ranch. We are sure you will be letting out some Yee Haws! and singing the tune to Bonanza along the way. Cattles Drives will be once a month and limited in number of riders. Make your reservation early!

2021 Dates:

June 18th - June 20th

July 23rd - July 25th

August 20th - August 22nd

September 11th & 12th

  •  13 years and up.
  •  Moderate terrain, weight limit 220 lbs.
  •  $325 per person (includes lunch during Saturday ride) *Bringing your own horse? $190 per person.
  •  or $550 per person includes experience, cabin stay, dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch, & dinner Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning. (certain occupancy restrictions apply).  Please call 719 749 3398 to reserve the all inclusive package.
  • 13 years and up.
  • Moderate terrain, weight limit 220 lbs.
  • $250 per person (includes lunch on the forest) *Bringing your own horse? $150 per person.
  • or $550 per person includes experience, cabin stay, dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch, & dinner Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning.  Please call 719 749 3398 to reserve the all inclusive package.

COWBOY SUPPER RIDE

On this 6 hour ride you start at the ranch and venture into the surrounding forest of Pike's Peak National Forest. On your way out there are beautiful views of the forest and surrounding mountains. You stop for an authentic Dutch oven cowboy dinner and stretch your legs. Packing back up and leaving the dinner you might see the forest come alive as the sun begins to set on your way back to the ranch. Definitely a romantic ride or a family ride for memories to cherish. 

  • 13 years and up.
  • Moderate terrain, weight limit 250lbs. 
  • Minimum of 4 people, Maximum 10ppl $210 per person. (If you bring your own horse, $60) 
  • 48 hour advanced notice required.

Cancellation Policies

Horse Riding, Activities, Events:  If you cancel MORE THAN 48 hours before your scheduled event, we will refund you 100% of your payment. If you cancel LESS THAN 48 hours from the day of your sheduled event your payment is nonrefundable but is transferable for a future visit within the same  calendar year of the reserved date. Exception: Cattle Drives are non-refundable or transferrable less than 7 days prior.