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Updated 11/20/2023

Please be at the ride at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow for tacking up. If you are going to be late, contact the trail boss or they will not wait for you.

 

Trail Rules and Regulations

These rules apply to the regular, slow group.  If you go with the fast group, some of these rules are hard to apply - so ride at your own riskRide in the group to you and your horses ability.

 

  • Be courteous and respectful at all times.  No foul language permitted.

  • The Trail Boss is the person in charge on the ride. Be sure to check in with the Trail Boss and sign the roster sheet along with any applicable release forms.

  • Be saddled and ready (release signed etc.) at the time listed for the ride—don’t keep everyone waiting.

  • Do not move out until all are mounted. 

  • If your horse kicks, put a red ribbon in its tail.  If riding a stallion, he should have a yellow ribbon in his tail and forelock.

  • Maintain a safe distance from other horses. Keep at least a horse’s length between you and the horse in front of you at all times, especially going up and down hill.

  • Do not pass the trail boss without permission. 

  • Club members are responsible for any guests they bring. They should ensure the guest has signed a release and introduce the guest to the trail boss.

  • Your horse should be tied to your trailer with a quick release knot.  No hobbles or ground ties permitted.

  • No riding double.

  • No smoking on trails except at areas designated by the trail boss.

  • Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or sponsor.

  • Cantering will be controlled and at the discretion of the trail boss. 

  • Ask for permission to pass slower horses.  Do not trot or canter up to or past other riders. 

  • If crossing water, do not stop immediately in front of other horses to water your horse.  Try to find a spot either above or below the water crossing. If your horse won’t cross the water move out of the way so that other riders may cross and follow someone whose horse willingly goes through. 

  • No foul language and be respectful of other riders.

  • Last but not least, relax and enjoy your ride, the company of your mount and your fellow club members!

Upcoming Trail Rides

Ride Challenge Dates:
Fortunate 500 - November 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024- Cost: $25.00
Winter Solstice - January 20, 2024 to April 20, 2024 - Cost: $10.00 
T-Shirt 200 Challenge - April 27, 2024 to October 26, 2024 - Cost:  $20.00

A non-member can ride with us two times ($1 charge) before they must become a member. Applications are not taken at the ride - you must mail them or sign up online.

In case of inclement weather, monitor the website or Facebook.  You can also call the Trail Boss to see if the ride is still on.​​​

If everyone that had RSVP'd for the ride is at the trailhead and ready to go at 15 minutes to the ride start time - then they are clear to leave. If you are running late and didn't RSVP - then you should call the trail boss so you don't get left. 

 

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July 17- WNR 6:30pm

Homestead Regional

Where: Homestead Park

Trail Boss: Tammi Murphy 719-661-7380

When: Wed, July 17– ready to ride at 6:30pm

Directions: 16444 Gollihar Road., Peyton, CO 8031

Homestead Ranch Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, exit 139 (Hwy 24-toward Limon/Airport) or ext 149 (Woodmen Road). From Woodmen turn Left onto US-24 to Elbert Highway; left on Elbert Highway to Sweet road; Right on Sweet to Gollihar Road; left on Gollihar Road and the park with be approximately 1/5 mile north to Park Entrance.

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July 21 - Sunday 9am

Indian Creek

Where: Indian Creek- $8 parking fee

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

When: Sun July 21 – Ready to Ride at 9am

Directions:  Drive eleven miles SW of Sedalia on Highway 67. Parking area is on the right. Daily parking fee of $8 is required.  – website says payable by check, cash or money order via a self-servicing fee tube

Trail Difficulty: Moderate

Shoes: Required - lots of small sharp granite rocks

Notables from the Trail Boss: Loop is 10 miles or longer at 14 miles, Bicycles, joggers, dogs, wooden bridge, one water crossing.

 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/recreation/horseriding-camping/recarea/?recid=12953&actid=104

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July 24 - WNR 6:30pm

Black Forest Section 16

Where: Section 16

Trail Boss:  Adriana Hayes 719-507-9580

Ride Time: 1.5 -2 hours.

When: July 24, WED– ready to ride at 6:30pm

Directions: 8510 Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Drive west on Woodman road. Turn right on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road.
The parking lot will be on your right.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Dogs, Hikers, Bicycles, no water crossings, 4 miles around the loop

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July 27 - Saturday 10am

Goose Creek - Lost Creek Wilderness

Where: Goose Creek Trail (RSVP Required – parking area holds maybe 8 -10 trailers)

Trail Boss: STILL NEEDED

When: Saturday, Aug 10 – ready to ride at 10am

Directions:  Put Goose Creek Trailhead into your Google maps. Take Highway 24 west past Lake George.  Turn Right at County Road 77 (there is a sign that says Tarryall Reservoir).  Follow north for about 7 or 8 miles then turn Right on to Co Rd 211.  There is a small bridge to cross.  Follow for 10.4 miles and then turn left onto Goose Creek Trailhead Road.  The horse trailer parking in just past the hill on your right – there are no bathroom facilities.  The drive is about 2 hours from Falcon.

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate with parts that are advanced

Shoes: Required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Big and small water crossings, rocks, we will ride to the old cabin and have lunch and then ride to the machine house after that, then we will ride back.  Around 10 miles (or 4 hours).  Lots of horseflies depending on the weather so bring bug spray with you on the trail.  There are no bicycles allowed on this trail so we will only encounter hikers and dogs.  Bring rain gear.

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July 31 - WNR 6:30pm

Homestead Regional

Where: Homestead Park

Trail Boss: TBD - STILL NEEDED

When: Wed, July 31– ready to ride at 6:30pm

Directions: 16444 Gollihar Road., Peyton, CO 8031

Homestead Ranch Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, exit 139 (Hwy 24-toward Limon/Airport) or ext 149 (Woodmen Road). From Woodmen turn Left onto US-24 to Elbert Highway; left on Elbert Highway to Sweet road; Right on Sweet to Gollihar Road; left on Gollihar Road and the park with be approximately 1/5 mile north to Park Entrance.

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August 4 - Sunday 9am

Bear Creek

Where: Bear Creek Park to Gold Camp Road

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

Ride time: 3-4 hours

When: Sunday, Aug 4th  - Ready to ride at 9am

Directions: Park at Norris-Penrose Stadium where the Equestrian Skills Park is located.

Parking is located behind the lower South Barns. Take a right at the indoor events center and drive down around behind the lower barns where the campers park. 

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced 

Shoes: Recommended but not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Urban trail, bridges, optional water crossing, bicycles, hikers, joggers, dogs, road crossing on a crosswalk with nearby traffic, crossing behind the dog park on 21st street.

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Aug 7 - WNR 6:30pm

Woodlake 

Where: Woodlake Trail “Palmer Divide Regional Trail”

Trail Boss: TBD STILL NEEDED

When: Wed. Aug 7, Ready to Ride at 6:30pm

Directions:  Woodlake Trailhead is located at the southwest corner of Hodgen Road and Woodlake Road. Take Hodgen east almost until it ends.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Bicycles, dogs, hikers, runners, no water crossings. No cell service in the parking lot

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August 10 - Saturday 9am

Box Canyon/China Wall

Where: Box Canyon / China Wall

Ride time: 4-5 hours

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

When: Saturday, July 27 - ready to ride at 9am

Directions: Take Highway 24 west past
Lake George. Turn Right at County Road 77 (there is a sign that says Tarryall Reservoir). After you turn on 77 stay on, you drive about 10 miles, you will come around a corner and entrance to Forest Road 212A is on the right. (China Wall Road – there is a sign that says China Wall on the right). Be aware there is a little bump as you turn in. You may be able to put China Wall Trailhead in your GPS. It will get you to the Forest Road Entrance. 

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate

Shoes: Recommended

Notables from the Trail Boss: OHV are allowed here

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Aug 14 - WNR 6pm **Note Time!

Lincoln Mountain

Where: Lincoln Mountain Ride

Trail Boss: Becky Schooff 719-640-2770

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

When: Wed, Aug 14 - ready to ride at 6pm

Directions:  7333 Jones Road in southern Douglas County, is .6 miles west of State Highway 83 on Jones Road, 18 miles south of Franktown, CO. 

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: 4.2 miles round trip (if you do the upper loop too it is longer) - Bicycles, dogs, hikers, runners, no water crossings

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August 18 - Sunday 9am

Fox Run Regional Park 

Where: Fox Run Regional Park

Trail Boss: STILL NEEDED 

When: Sun, Aug 18 ready to ride at 9am

Ride time: 2 hours

Directions: 2110 Stella Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 -- The park can be reached from Highway 24, North on Highway 83; west on Northgate Road for .5 mile; north on Roller Coaster Road 1.5 miles to Stella Drive.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Bicycles, dogs, hikers, runners, no water crossings, possibly kites

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August 21 - WNR 6:30pm

Black Forest Section 16

Where: Section 16

Trail Boss:  Chandra West 719-439-4742

Ride Time: 1.5 -2 hours.

When: Aug 21, WED– ready to ride at 6:30pm

Directions: 8510 Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Drive west on Woodman road. Turn right on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road.
The parking lot will be on your right.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Dogs, Hikers, Bicycles, no water crossings, 4 miles around the loop

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