Upcoming Trail Rides

Ride Challenge Dates:

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

Updated 07/22/2020

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.​​​

 

 

 

 

Sept 27- Sunday 10am

Staunton State Park $9 Park Fee

Where: Staunton State Park - RSVP Required. Trailer Pool may be required - only 6 trailer spaces. $9 Park FEE

Ride Time: 4-5 hours

Trail Boss: Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

When: Sunday, Sept 27th - Ready to Ride at 10am

Directions:  2102 S Elk Creek Rd, Pine, CO 80470

I-25 to 470 West. Take the Highway 285 exit - BE CAREFUL HERE! The exit is a tight turn so slow way way down before you turn onto the exit from 470!! Head west to the exit for Elk Creek Rd. Go right and head up to the State Park entrance. Park in the Mason Creek Parking lot. 

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate

Shoes: Required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Bicycles, dogs, hikers, runners, climbers, no water crossings, there is water at the trail head. Probably be between 12 and 15 miles.

Oct 3 - Saturday 9am

Mueller State Park $9 Park Fee

Where: Mueller State Park $9 per vehicle fee

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

Ride Time: 4-5 hours.

When: Saturday, Oct 3 – ready to ride at 9am 

Directions: 21045 Highway 67 South, Divide, CO 80814

Take U.S. 24 west (Cimarron) from Colorado Springs for 25 miles through Woodland Park to the town of Divide. Turn left onto Highway 67 South for 3.5 miles.

Trail Difficulty: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (only because of the length)

Shoes: Recommended but not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: Dogs, Hikers, Bicycles, there are no water crossings, 12-14 miles round trip

Oct 11 - Sunday 10am

Homestead Park

Where: Homestead Park

Trail Boss: Lauren Swenson 719-205-7662

When: Sunday, Oct 11 – ready to ride at 10am

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.

Oct 17 - Saturday 10am

Reynolds Park

Where: Reynold’s Park

Ride time: 3-4 hours (10-12 miles)

Trail Boss: Torre Leahy 719-660-6417

When:  Saturday, Oct 17 – Ready to Ride at 10am

Directions: 14008 South Foxton Road, Conifer, CO 80433

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate
Shoes: Recommended

Notables from the Trail Boss:  TBD

Oct 24 - Saturday 10am

Red Rock Canyon

Where: Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Ride time: 2-3 hours

Trail Boss:  Celeste Aragon 719-641-9763

When: Saturday, Oct 24 - ready to ride at 10am

Directions: From I-25 take the Cimarron Street exit west. Cimarron Street will turn into Highway 24. Turn left at the light at 31st Street. The 31st Street trailhead is located on 31st Street approximately one block south of U.S. 24 and offers parking for horse trailers.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner

Shoes: Not required

Notables from the Trail Boss: There are no water crossings, and most of the trail is packed dirt and gravel. Hoof boots can be helpful for chipping.  We will almost certainly encounter cyclists and dogs (off leash).

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