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Buckle Up For a Colorado Wild West Adventure

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Colorado is steeped in the history of the Wild West—rugged terrains, grand adventures, and mining towns—that all came about in the Gold Rush of 1890 and 1891. Now it’s your turn to survey the countryside on your loyal steed with the best horseback riding in Colorado, offered through several tour operators right here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Take a 1-2 hour tour of the Old Stage Road that connects Colorado Springs to the historic mining town of Cripple Creek, just like cowboys did hundreds of years ago. You’ll be treated to views of deep forest to panoramic mountain overlooks of the Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods region. And be sure to keep a lookout for Western wildlife like deer, elk, wild turkey, or fox along the way. More advanced riders can spend a half-day winding around the shoulder of Tarryall Mountain and stop for a scenic picnic lunch where Tarryall Creek joins the South Platte River.

All skill levels will be matched with a suitable horse, and an experienced guide will teach you all the basics of horse etiquette so that you can leave the tour as a bonafide buckaroo of Colorado’s Wild West.