December 16, 2003
The rodeo, stagecoach travel, cowboys, outlaws and Indians–was it not for the horse, the American West would be stripped of some it’s most prominent imagery. The horse was essential in the development of the west. It was the horse that brought the first settlers to the Colorado Rockies–the place where agriculture met mining. And by taking a ride the horse can bring you back to those rugged days and starry nights of the pioneer lifestyle.
Horseback riding is one of the most relaxing and scenic ways to experience the valley. You and your family can flash back to the roots of the west by a taking a guided trail ride. Tours range from one hour to full day trips depending on the stable you choose. Picnic rides with gourmet lunches, lake destinations and children’s rides are available to riders of every skill level.
The White River National Forest and the ranges of the Central Rockies offer some of the best trails and vistas in North America–rivaling the imagery in even the most acclaimed cowboy poetry. Civilization will slip away as you silently ride through the meadows and aspen glades of the Vail valley.
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