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Horseback Trail Rides
Our 34th Year!

Horseback Rides

Trail rides for the whole family

Bear Creek Stables Trail Rides


We are proud to celebrate our 28th anniversary, including our 14th season partnering with the City of Lakewood to offer incredible trail rides set in the scenic foothills of Lakewood, Colorado at Bear Creek Lake Park.

Horse Rentals


At our Stable located in Bear Creek Lake Park we can accommodate small or large groups for horse rides with miles of trails set in over 2600 acres of beautiful parkland with its natural habitat, preserves and wildlife. This experience is good family fun and a great adventure.
Note: If you have a child with special needs we can accommodate you with our trained Wranglers and experienced Staff to help make this a special day for your family.

Sunset Trail Rides

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These trail rides run Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday thru Sunday. Bear Creek Lake Park is known for it’s natural habitat, preserves and wildlife. Schedule an early evening trail ride and experience mule deer, coyote and foxes, a large population of red tailed hawk and even a pair of bald eagles who visit the park each year.

Weather

First Time Riders

Our Wranglers will teach you the tricks to riding horses. The horses that we use are well trained and well behaved. We take first time riders all the time. If you are a first time rider, come join us and let us show you how much fun riding can be.

What to expect

Rides run every day starting April 13th through Sept. 31st. You will arrive at the park and drive to our checkin office at the Stable. There you will read and sign our waiver. We will inroduce you to your guide who will take you on your ride. Your guide will give you a safety briefing, find out about your riding skill, give you some riding tips as necessary and introduce you to your horse. Once you are all saddled up, it is time to hit the trail.

Riding Stable in Colorado

Horseback Rides Fee per horse
One Hour Ride $40.00
1.5 Hour Ride $55.00
Sunset Trail Ride $65.00

* Minimum age on trail rides is 8 years of age. Ages 1 to 7 may ride with one of the guides. Youths large enough to ride on their own may also be led on their own horse by one of the guides. Please make sure you enter the age for children 1-7 on your reservation.
* Maximum Weight is 275 pounds
* 1-7 year old children may go on a half hour pony ride for $30.00. Reservations are not required for pony rides.
* The Bear Creek Lake Park has a gate fee to enter the park. The fee is: $7.00 per vehicle .
* Sunset Trail Rides are at 6:30pm except in September where the days get shorter and then we start at 5:30pm.


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What to Bring
Please dress in layers as these trail rides are in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Weather can move in quickly so dress in layers to stay warm. Jeans are best and if possible boots with a large heel. You are welcome to bring your own riding helmet or if you like, we can provide one for your ride. Helmets are not required. A windbreaker or light rain coat is also a good idea to bring along. Do not forget to apply sunscreen before your ride, drink lots of water so that you are hydrated and if necessary, eat a snack so that you will not get hungry on your ride. Sunglasses with eyeglass cord is a good idea to have along and do not forget the camera.

Tipping your Guide
Tipping of your guide is not required. If you receive a great ride with professional service, you may want to tip your guide. The amount of what you might tip your guide could follow your regular tipping practices for a nice dinner. Let you conscious be your guide. Your guide will appreciate a tip for a great ride.

Enjoy Colorado on horse back Meeting Place & Time
Rides run from 7am to 7pm every day on the hour weather permitting with 7am to 6pm in September. Depending on the time of year, morning trails can be the best time of day to ride. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled ride time.


Driving Directions
Please see our directions and driving times in the upper right hand corner of this page. You can enter a starting location and our website will load a Google Printable Map for you and estimate your drive time.
The Bear Creek Park address is 15600 West Morrison Road, Morrison, Colorado. Take the Morrison road exit from C470, go east 1/4 mile. Use the Bear Creek Lake Park entrance. Follow signs to stable.

Refund Policy
10% of your reservation is non-refundable. The balance of your reservation is non-refundable starting on the day of our scheduled ride.

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