With the crisp autumn mornings we've been waking up to and the light dusting of snow on the high peaks, Colorado's short fall season is here! One of the best adventures and a fantastic way to explore this fall and early winter, is by horseback riding! With not just one, but two great locations for horseback riding, you will be sure to find your fall adventure here.
Breck Stables is conveniently located right between Peaks 8 and 9. Riding through the 10-Mile Range, you will experience river crossings, beaver ponds and breathtaking panoramic views. Exploring high above the town you will be sure have an adventure like none other, on top of the mountain. Through the high alpine meadows there will be ample opportunity for leaf peeping, as well. Allowing tandem riding, Breck Stables riding makes a great activity for the whole family.
Located about an hour south of Breckenridge are the Mt. Princeton Stables. Situated amongst the highest mountains in the entire Rocky Mountain Range, you will be riding through alpine meadows, massive pine trees, aspen trees and spectacular panoramas. The golden yellowish hue of the aspens against the dark green pines in the fall make for some striking photographs. Whether, you are looking at the abundant flora or marveling at the majestic Chalk Cliffs, there is no shortage of natural beauty while riding in the Arkansas River Valley. Offering trail rides year round, Mt. Princeton Stables makes for a great adventure, no matter the season. After your ride, hop in one of Mt. Princeton's soothingly warm hot springs to relax and complete your day of adventure!
So, if you are in town for a short visit or looking for an adventure this shoulder season, horseback riding provides a great way to explore. With two convenient locations, both providing stunning scenic views, there is no reason not to hit the trail and start exploring.