Horseback Riding in Southwest Colorado near Dolores and Telluride
The best view of the Colorado mountains is from the back of a horse.
Circle K’s professional and experienced western guest ranch wranglers will guide you on horseback through some of the most beautiful country you will ever lay eyes on. You’ll cross high country streams and ride through the forested wildlife habitat of southwest Colorado’s famous Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer. Surrounded by tall spruce and Ponderosa pines, Circle K Guest Ranch offers a variety of horseback riding trails in the San Juan Mountains ranging from easy riding trails for novice riders to more challenging terrain for horseback riders with advanced skills.
NEW FOR THE 2014 SEASON!
TRANSPORTATION FROM TELLURIDE & THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: We will have a 15 passenger van available on Thursday and Saturday mornings, picking up in both the town of Telluride (8 AM) and the Mountain Village Blue Mesa Bus Stop (8:30 AM) transporting guests to the ranch for a 2 hour horseback ride + lunch. Entire package is $125/pp. Enjoy a scenic ride over the beautiful Lizard Head Pass down through the Dolores River Valley to the ranch, followed by a 2 hour horseback ride and hearty lunch at the Circle K Guest Ranch. The van will return to Telluride by 2 that afternoon.
EAST FORK HORSEBACK TRIP (LIZARD HEAD PASS AREA): See the beauty of the Lizard Head mountain range from the back of a horse. This 3 hour trip takes you back above the canyon where the Dolores River has it’s origin. A 3 hour trip with a stop mid way where you can enjoy a snack and stretch your legs along the river where the twin creeks flow into the Dolores River. One of a kind views! $125/pp. Transportation from Telluride for an additional $30/pp.
RANCH HORSEBACK RIDING RATES
|LENGTH OF RIDE||OFF ROAD GUESTS||CIRCLE K RANCH GUESTS||CIRCLE K “FULL SERVICE” GUESTS|
|LONGER RIDES||$25 ea. additional hour||$25 ea. additional hour||$25 ea. additional hour|
- Private Rides: Addl. $50 per person
- Add Ons: Trail rides with lunch, add $8.99
- Age Requirement: must be at least 7 years old.
- Weight Limit: 240 lb.
- Corral Rides: Available for children under 7 – $25.00
- Reservations: Recommended but not required.
Directions to Circle K Ranch: From Either the town of Telluride or the Mountain Village, turn left on Hwy 145, South, toward Ophir, Rico and Dolores. Continue on Hwy 145 through the town of Rico. The ranch is about 10 miles S. of Rico, a half mile beyond MM 37 on the left hand side of the road.
When you come down the drive and cross the bridge, stop at the main lodge for check-in, completing waivers, restrooms, etc.
1-800-477-6381 for reservations