Upcoming Trail Rides

Ride Challenge Dates:

Fortunate 500 - November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021 - Cost: $20.00

Winter Solstice - January 16, 2021 to April 17, 2021 - Cost: $10.00

T-Shirt 200 Challenge - April 18, 2021 to October 24, 2021 - Cost:  $20.00

Updated 12/01/2020

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.

 

  • 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. 

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

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.​​​

 

CANCELLED

Spruce Mountain

Where: Spruce Mountain

Trail Boss: Nancy Reinhardt 719-339-9319

When: Sunday, June 20th– ready to ride at 10:00am

Directions: From I-25, take the Greenland Exit (167) to the west and travel ¼ mile west on Greenland Road and ½ mile south. Bypass the Greenland Trailhead and continue right on the main gravel road (Noe Road) over two sets of railroad tracks. Park at the Spruce meadows parking lot on your left we will then ride the 2-mile trail to Spruce Mountain.

Trail Difficulty: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Shoes: Recommended but not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Dogs, Hikers, Bicycles, there are no water crossings, 8 – 10 miles round trip

Ride Time: 3-4 hours

June 23 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Section 16

Where: Section 16

Trail Boss: Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

Ride Time: 1.5 hours.

When: Wednesday, June 23 – ready to ride at 6:30pm 

Directions: 8510 Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left 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

June 30 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Fountain Creek

Where: Fountain Creek Ride

Ride time: 1-2 hours

Trail Boss:  Lois Fagerquist 719-310-1353

When:  Wednesday, June 30th – Ready to ride at 6:30pm

Directions: 404 Willow Spring Rd. Fountain, CO 80817

There are two large lots. When the pavement ends – a large lot is straight ahead; or go left and then at the Stop sign, proceed to another large lot.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner
Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss:  Tack up and meet at the trailhead on the south end of the second lot.  Trail will be out and back with about 4 – 5 miles with nice stretches for light trotting or easy loping.
Bicycles, Joggers, narrow trails in spots, narrow almost enclosed bridge, urban obstacles

July 4th - Sunday 10am

Pineries - Independence Day Ride!

Where: Pineries

Ride time: 3-4hours

Trail Boss:  Nancy Reinhardt 719-339-9319

When:  Sunday, July 4th – Ready to ride at 10am

Directions: 13201 Vollmer Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Parking to the right of the cars.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner
Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss:  Bikes and hikers. Leashed dogs. Two narrow foot bridges. Trail is about an 8.5 mile loop.
 

July 10th - Saturday 10am PRIZE RIDE Luck of the Draw - Members Only

Dawson Butte

Where: Dawson Butte Ride

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

Trail Boss:  Susan Smith 719-466-7902

When: Saturday, July 10th - ready to ride at 10am

Directions: 1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock. From I-25, take the Tomah Road Exit, Turn right/north onto the frontage road, turn left/west at Tomah Road; follow 1.5 miles to the Dawson Butte Ranch entrance on the right.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Parking may be an issue - Runners, Bicycles, Strollers, Dogs

July 14 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Homestead

Where: Homestead Park

Trail Boss: Donna Delladio

When: Wednesday, July 14 – 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.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Bicycles, joggers, dogs, wind mill.

July 18 - Sunday 10am

Seep Springs

Where: Seep Springs

Ride time: 4-5 hours

Trail Boss:  Robert Rickgauer 719-339-8707

When:  Sunday, July 18th – Ready to ride at 10am

Directions: 5420 Co Rd 69, Cañon City, CO 81212

9 miles north of Canon City, Colorado, off of U.S. Hwy 50 and Fremont County Road 69. From Canon City head west on U.S. Hwy 50 for approximately 3.5 miles, turn right onto Fremont County Rd 69. Travel north for approximately 8 miles. The trailhead will be on your right.

Parking to the right of the cars.

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate

Shoes: Required

Notables from the Trail Boss:  motorized dirt bikes/ 4 wheelers, off leash dogs. Bicycles,

July 21 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Section 16

Where: Section 16

Trail Boss: Lauren Swenson 719-205-7662

Ride Time: 1.5 hours.

When: Wednesday, June 23 – ready to ride at 6:30pm 

Directions: 8510 Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left 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

July 24 - Saturday 10am

Temple Canyon

Where: Temple Canyon

Ride time: 4-5 hours

Trail Boss:  Robert Rickgauer 719-339-8707

When:  Saturday, July 24th – Ready to ride at 10am

Directions: Temple Canon Park

CO-115 to US-50 to S 1st Street in Canon City (left) to Temple Canyon Rd (right) – follow 5.4 miles to the trail head.

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate

Shoes: Required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Dogs, many water crossings (some may be deep)

July 28 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Black Forest Regional

Where: Black Forest Regional

Trail Boss: Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

Ride Time: 1.5-2 hours

When: July 28, WED– Ready to Ride at 6:30pm

Directions:  Black Forest Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, exit 153; Go north on Highway 83 to Shoup Road; turn east on Shoup for 2.5 miles to Milam Road; and turn north into the park.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not Required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Bicycles, joggers, dogs on and off leash, no water crossings.

August 1 - Sunday 9am

Lincoln Mountain

Where: Lincoln Mountain Ride

Trail Boss: Lauren Swenson 719-205-7662

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

When: Sunday, August 1- ready to ride at 9am

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

August 4 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Fox Run

Where: Fox Run Regional Park

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

Ride time: 1.5 -2 hours

When: Wednesday, August 4, Ready to Ride at 6:30pm

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

August 7 - Saturday 10am

Dome Rock

Where: Dome Rock State Wildlife Area – must have a day pass for a fishing license or habitat stamp

Trail Boss: Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

Ride Time: 4-5 hours.

When: Saturday, August 7– ready to ride at 10am 

Directions: From Divide, go 5.4 miles south on HWY 67 to Rainbow Valley; then 3/4 mile on right fork (Four Mile Rd.) to access road on right. 2 miles to the trailhead parking lot.

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate

                     Advanced if a group wants to break off to try the harder trail 

Shoes: Recommended but not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Hikers, Bicycles, a few water crossings, wash outs on the trail, 10.5 miles around the loop

August 11 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR  Woodlake Trail

Where: Woodlake Trail “Palmer Divide Regional Trail”

Trail Boss: Tammi Kinner 719-661-7380

When: Wed, August 11th, 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, llamas, dogs, hikers, runners, no water crossings.