Colorado Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails
We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States.
Jones Livery & Ranch
PO Box 1378
20225 Country Road G
Cortez, Colorado 81321
Jones Livery & Ranch has been an operating cattle ranch for more than 100 years. Owners Jerry and
Carol Jones provide full-service boarding so you can relax and know your horses are receiving attentive care in a private, secure facility. Short and long-term boarding and stabling is available for travelers, clinics, events, and vacations for both you and your horse.
Sun Canyon Ranch -Lodge, Horse Hotel, B & B, Campground
Mac, Gloria, and Meaghan McMahon
02082 road 8, Box 860
Dove Creek, Co 81324
Toll free 866-737-3377
Location: 6 miles north of Dove Creek, Colorado on Rd 8 ,in the scenic and rugged 4 corners area of
southwest Colorado. Minutes from Mesa Verde, Telluride, Monument Valley and the magnificent Dolores
River Canyon. Facilities: One of the finest facilities on the western slope. Heated wash stall and stable.
Turn outs, Trails and a view to die for. Also available, accommodations for “horsey” people.
Winding River Resort
PO Box 629
970-627-3215 or 303-623-1121 fax your request to 970-627-5003
Lodging and camping near Rocky Mountain National Park. Accommodations at Winding River Resort
include cabins, lodge rooms and 150 spacious RV and tent sites in the Colorado mountains. Our setting on
the North Fork of the Colorado River, bordering Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe National
Forest, offers you limitless beauty and recreation
Mule Creek Outfitters -M Lazy C Ranch
Randy and Brenda Myers
P. O. Box 461
Lake George, CO 80827
The M Lazy C Ranch is a family owned, working cattle ranch.
Summertime is our busiest time of the year and a spectacular time to enjoy the many activities here at
the ranch. Horseback riding, hay rides with chuck wagon meals, overnight pack trips, cattle drives, hiking
and just plain relaxation. There are always ranch chores for those willing to give it a try. With the coming
of Fall, Colorado’s Aspen turn the mountain sides into a golden showcase. The Winter months provide for
cross country skiing and sleigh rides. No matter which season is your favorite, we have activities for you
to enjoy all year long.
Limon Hotel CO – Colorado Bed and Breakfast Ranch Inn
Hosts: John and Beth Craig
50452 County Road 23 –
Limon, Colorado 80828
A world away from hotel lodging, our 15,000 acre cattle ranch–just 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle
of Interstate 70 in Limon, Colorado–provides a peaceful retreat and country pleasures. Bring your horse
and find your “inner-cowboy” and ride the range!
HORSE MOTEL Trail Horses of Colorado
316 County Rd F-45
Penrose, Colorado 81240
Located 25 miles South of Colorado Springs off Hwy 115
Angel Ridge Ranch
177 County Road # 10
Ridgway, Colorado 81432
Ouray County Fairgrounds
P.O. Box 28, corner hwy. 550 & 62
Ridgway, CO 81432
Tel: 970-626-9775 or 626-2626 after business hours or weekends.
Location: 80 miles north of Durango. Corner of Hwys. 550 & 62 in Ridgway, Colorado. Facilities: 20 12′
x12′ stalls, 10 holding pens, water, outdoor arena, trails nearby, ample parking. Vet/farrier on call.