Durango’s San Juan Mountains are perfect for all kinds of outdoor adventures, and Durango horseback riding is one of the best ways to take in the gorgeous scenery and explore the vast landscapes. Delve into an adventure on horseback at one of Durango's dude ranches.
Rentals & Ranches
Durango offers plenty of horseback riding options from one hour rides to entire day trips. You will find a number of great places that offer guided horseback rides for beginning riders, children and experienced riders. You will also find horse rentals in Durango that will rent only to the experienced riders where you will choose from variety of trail rides to take the horse for the day on an unguided tour. Durango area dude and guest ranches feature many horseback riding options.
Favorite Durango Horseback Riding Rides
We asked our Facebook fans some of their favorite places for horseback riding, and here are a few of their top suggestions. Great places for Durango horseback riding are Vallecito Lake, Hermosa Canyon, Pine River Valley and the Pine River Trailhead, up the Piedra River and First Fork. If you’relooking for local suggestions, here they are! You’re sure to be happy with your ride if you choose from some of these favorites.
All Year Long
Unlike most Durango outdoor activities, horseback riding is not only limited to the summer months. Some winter horseback riding adventures are offered in town especially during the holiday season. You will even find holiday horse drawn sleigh rides that are beautiful during the snowy season.