Sombrero Ranches Glacier Creek

Estes Park, CO

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Address: Sprague Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA Number: 970 586-3244 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Saddle up kids, it's time for horseback trail rides in the Rocky Mountain National Park!

Sombrero Ranches Glacier Creek is a great way for kids and families to enjoy an amazing outdoor adventure in one of the most stunning parts of the USA - and you get a fun animal adventure too!

The Glacier Creek Stable offers a number of horseback trail rides for anyone wanting to just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kids - get ready for some amazing scenery!

Known as the "Roof Of The World", the Rocky Mountain National Park stretches over 415 square miles, and horseback is the perfect way to really explore it. As you're riding, you can just imagine what the first settlers would have experienced as they rode through all those years ago.

Keep an eye out for the wildlife too - with elk, deer, bobcat and moose all calling the area home. 

The seasonal rides vary from 2 hours to up to 10 hours, so whatever you want out of your family day out, there will be something for you! The 2 hour ride takes you through the Glacier Basin valley, or for kids over 6 years you can enjoy the 3 hour ride up to Emerald Mountain. It's pretty incredible!

For kids over 7 how about taking on the 5 hour ride, or for those aged 10 and up you can really explore all the way up to the Flat Top Mountain.

Feeling adventurous? Take on the 10 hour ride across the Continental Divide - for an experience you won't ever forget!

Whether you have been riding for years, or are new to horseback, the friendly staff will find the perfect horse for you, and be there every step of the way.

So grab those cameras and that love of nature, because Sombrero Ranches are ready to give you that summer adventure you won't ever forget!

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How much does it cost?



Rides from $60 per person



Same as adult


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Additional Information

You can phone Glacier Creek stables during their Late May to Mid September operating season. Off season call the Estes Park stables on (970) 586-4577

Any top tips?


It can get windy in the mountains, even if it's a sunny day, so be sure to take sun protection as well as a jumper or thin layer if needed.

I'm Hungry!


Take snacks with you on the longer rides, especially the 10 hour ride where you should bring ample food and water for the day.

Healthy Eating It's a good idea to take water and if you have younger kids, some healthy snacks for them that you can put in the saddle bags.

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Where is it at?


They are located in the Glacier Basin Campground in the Rocky Mountain National Park

Can I get one of those?


They sell bottled water at the stables

Need a little extra help?


Speak to staff about any disabilities you may have, and they will be happy to advise.

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Colorado

When can we go?

Rides from 6am, through to 4pm.

Late May to Mid September.

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