Sure, we love our rivers here in Colorado, but they’re just one piece of our breathtaking landscapes. Beyond the canyons and banks surrounding our whitewater are tree-filled mountains, wildflower-strewn meadows, snowy peaks, and more. While many people choose to hike into the backcountry to experience all this wonder, we’d like to recommend horseback riding as an alternative method for exploring Colorado’s nooks and crannies.

The following are five reason we think horseback riding in Colorado is the best:

  1. Colorado is steeped in western heritage, and there’s no better way to experience it than firsthand on one of its many ranches.
  2. Colorado’s mountain vistas always look more stunning with a horse in the picture.
  3. Children as young as five years old may participate on trail rides, and even little tots under the age of five can take a pony ride at some stables. Take photos of your ride for memories that will last a lifetime.
  4. Horses are incredible animals. They are large, majestic, and emotional creatures. It’s not hard to form an unbreakable bond with horses, even during the short time of your ride. The connection that forms between rider and horse is one you’ll always remember.
  5. Colorado is blessed with an abundance of wide-open spaces and wilderness. Hidden away are mountain trails so rugged, the only way to access them is on foot—or, even better, on hoof!

KODI Rafting makes booking a horseback riding adventure easy. Simply call our reservations specialists, and they’ll set you up. Better yet, pair a horseback ride with a raft trip by booking a Saddle Paddle adventure.