Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

“A Ride of a Lifetime”

Located on Poncha Pass on Hwy 285/Dorsey Creek Rd.

Granite Mountain Outfitters horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders. Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Horseback tours are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention. From novice to expert we will match the horse, the rider, and the group to each rider’s ability. An ideal group size is no more than 4-6 horses; however, larger groups are catered to on an individual basis.Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved.

Spring Flowers

May and June are ideal times to witness the beauty of springtime in the Rockies! The crowds have not yet arrived, the mountains are still topped with snow while the daytime temps range between the 60’s and 70’s and the forests and hillsides are emerald green with the emergence of spring leaves and grass.

Fall Foliage

With hundreds of acres of aspen groves, a trail ride at Granite Mountain Outfitters is a great way to be completely immersed in the golden colors of fall in the Rockies. Your horse will not only take you through various groves of aspen, but also to a breathtaking, panoramic mountain top for an overview of the changing foliage viewing Sangre De Cristo, Sawatch Mountains and the San Luis Valley.

We ride with pride & have a ton of fun!

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1 Hour Ride:
Short, Simple, Fun & Incredibly Scenic

1.5 Hour Ride:
The Goldie Locks Ride! Overlooking Historic Mt. Ouray

2.5 Hour Ride:
Our most popular ride- enjoying a 360 degree panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains

2.5 Hour Sunset Rides:
Enjoy the allure of a Colorado Sunset on Horseback

Half Day Rides:
Personalized “We cater to your desires”

Private Rides:
An experience of a lifetime!

“Gratuity Not Included” We have highly experienced and professional guides & wranglers

Our riding season is May 18th through October

Call for Reservations: (719) 530-0480 Cell: 719-221-3479

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  • Private rides require a two-person minimum
  • Our minimum age for trail rides is 6 years old for safety reasons.
  • We do offer pony rides at the ranch for children too young to go on the trail ride ($15) Space available.
  • All riders must sign a liability waiver before riding.
  • We recommend guests leave Salida 30 minutes before their scheduled riding time.
  • We are often asked about tipping etiquette for trail rides. It is customary to tip your trail guide at the end of a trail ride. Our guideline is 10-20% of the trail ride cost.
  • Weather cancellations shall be exclusively the decision of Granite Mountain Outfitters. Please call.
  • All reservations are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy.

Payment Method:

We prefer Cash, but we do accept Credit Cards Рplease bring additional cash to tip your awesome guide!

What to Bring:

The mountains of Colorado can experience extreme temperature changes.

  • Long Pants-closed toed shoes-Jacket-Rain Slicker (if available)
  • Hat-A cowboy hat must have a Stampede string
  • Sunglasses-Sunscreen-Chapstick-Camera
  • Snacks-Drinking water