Upcoming Trail Rides

Ride Challenge Dates:

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

Updated 07/22/2020

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.​​​

 

 

 

 

CANCELED

Woodlake Trail

Where: Woodlake Trail “Palmer Divide Regional Trail”

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

When: Wed, Aug 5, 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.

Aug 9 - Sunday 10am

Dome Rock

Where: Dome Rock State Wildlife Area – Must have a day pass for a fishing license

Trail Boss: Lois Fagerquist 719-310-1353

Ride Time: 5-6 hours.

When: Sunday, Aug 9th– 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 to Advanced

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

Aug 12 - WNR 6:30pm

Homestead Regional Park

Where: Homestead Park

Trail Boss: Becky Milot-Bradford 970-629-3286

When: Wed, Aug 12th – 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.

Aug 15 - Saturday 10am

Hidden Mesa Open Space

Where: Hidden Mesa Open Space

Ride Time: 3-4 hours

Trail Boss: Lauren Swenson 719-205-7662

When: Saturday, Aug 15th, Ready to Ride at 10am

Directions:  Travel one mile north of Franktown on Parker Road (Hwy. 83).  It is on the west/left side with a large Hidden Mesa Open Space sign.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Recommended but not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Hikers, runners, dogs, water crossings, bicycles, deer, rattle snakes  

 

https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/openspace-properties/hidden-mesa-open-space-and-trail/

Aug 19 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Black Forest Regional

Where: Black Forest Regional

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

Ride Time: 1-2hours

When: Wed, Aug 19 – 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.

Aug 26 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR - Section 16

Where: Section 16

Trail Boss:  Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

Ride Time: 2-3 hours.

When: Wednesday, Aug 26 at 10am 

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

Aug 29 - Saturday 10am

Centennial Cone

Where: Centennial Cone Park - 4 trailer spaces

Ride Time: 4-5 hours

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

When: Sat, Aug 29th Ready to Ride at 10am

Directions:  4306 Camino Perdido, Golden, CO

I-25 to 470 West to Golden. Merge onto US-6. Continue straight onto CO-93. Turn Left onto Golden Gate Canyon Rd go 7.9 miles to Robinson Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles and continue onto Camino Perdido.

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced– Trail is a 15 mile loop

Shoes: Recommended but not required (lots of rocky areas)

Notables from the Trail Boss: Hikers, runners, small water crossings, step up and step downs, narrow trail with steep drop offs to the side, long bridges.  NO BICYCLES.  They operate on an alternating schedule where horses get one day and bikers get another day.

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