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.​​​

 

May 15 - Saturday 10am

Pueblo Reservoir $10 Vehicle Fee

Where: Pueblo Reservoir

Trail Boss: Lacie Davilman 504-307-9859

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

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

Directions:  Take I-25 to Pueblo. Turn west on U.S. Hwy 50 (Exit 101). Drive 4 miles to Pueblo Blvd. Turn south and go 4 miles to Thatcher Blvd (Hwy 96). Turn west and go 4 miles to the south park entrances. Park in the lot at Arkansas Point Campground 

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not Required

Notables from the Trail Boss: 

May 23- Sunday10am

Cheyenne State Park $9 Park Fee

Where: Cheyenne Mountain State Park $9 Park Fee

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

Trail Boss: TBD

When: Sunday, May 23 - ready to ride at 10am

Directions:  410 JL Ranch Heights Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926--- I-25 exit #135, South Academy, head west on South Academy past Pikes Peak Community College, continue west to Highway 115, turn left (south) on Highway 115. Turn right at the first stop light, JL Ranch Heights Road (also the light for Fort Carson Gate 1), the park entrance is to the west. Go west and follow the road into the park. Look for state highway signs directing you to Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss:  Bicycles, Joggers, narrow trails in spots

May 26- WEDNESDAY 6:30pm

First WNR - Section 16 

Where: Section 16

Trail Boss: Lauren Swenson 719-205-7662

Ride Time: 1.5 hours.

When: Wednesday, May 26 – 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

May 29- Saturday 10am

PRIZE RIDE Luck of the Draw                                 

Sandstone Ranch

Where: Sandstone Ranch

Trail Boss: Lauren Swenson 719-205-7662

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

When: Saturday, May 29 – ready to ride at 10am 

Directions: 9604 S Perry Park Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118 ( I have heard that google maps will take you past the entrance so be on the look out for the entrance to your left if you are heading North on Perry Park)

https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/openspace-properties/sandstone-ranch/sandstone-ranch-trail/

Trail Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Dogs, Hikers, Bicycles, no water crossings, 7 or 12 miles.

June 2- 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, June 2, 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

June 5 - Saturday 10am 

Greenland Open Space

Where: Greenland Open Space

Trail Boss: Lois Fagerquist 716-466-7902

Ride Time: 3-4 hours.

When: Sat, June 5– ready to ride at 10am 

Directions: 1532 Noe Road, Larkspur, CO 80118

Take I-25 Exit 167, west .2 miles and south .5 miles to Greenland trailhead.  Park in the main parking lot in front of the Trail Course.

Trail Difficulty: Advanced Beginner (for the trains)

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: TRAINS - Dogs, Hikers, Bicycles, Trains, no water crossings, 10.5 miles around the loop

June 9 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR -Black Forest Regional

Where: Black Forest Regional

Trail Boss: Nancy Reinhardt 719-339-9319

Ride Time: 1-2 hours

When: Wed, June 9th – Ready to Ride at 10am

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.

June 13 - Sunday10am

Prize Ride - Luck of the Draw

Lincoln Mountain

Where: Lincoln Mountain Ride

Trail Boss: Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

Ride Time: 2-3 hours

When: Sunday, June 13th- ready to ride at 10am

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

June 16 - Wednesday 6:30pm

WNR  Woodlake Trail

Where: Woodlake Trail “Palmer Divide Regional Trail”

Trail Boss: Tammi Kinner 719-661-7380

When: Wed, June 16th, 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.