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 

Grand Lake 

 Colorado 80447 

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 

Phone: 1-800-289-4868  

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 

(719) 372-6051  

Located 25 miles South of Colorado Springs off Hwy 115 

Angel Ridge Ranch 

Denise Fisher 

177 County Road # 10 

Ridgway, Colorado 81432 

(970) 626-4287   

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. 

Reservations required. 

Categories: Vacation Spots

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