The Lake City area has hundreds of miles of the wildest and most beautiful horse trails in this country.
Horseback riding is a great way to slow down and take a gander at the surroundings.
Many trails into our wonderful National Wilderness Areas and public lands are horse-friendly, allowing you to go where no motorized vehicle can.
The trails on this page are recommended for being horse-friendly, with good trailer parking and suitable trail terrain. Before you go, be sure to check a quality trail map, such as the Gunnison Basin Public Lands Map.
Horseback riding, mountaineering and backcountry hiking can be dangerous. Please read this Mountaineering Safety page from 14ers.com, where you'll find helpful information about exploring the mountains of Colorado.
Horseback Riding Trails Near Lake City
Trail descriptions courtesy Claude Thormalen. Thank you, Claude!
Alpine Gulch Trail to Williams Creek
Larsen Lakes & Crystal Lake Loop
Independence Creek Trail
North Henson Creek to Matterhorn Trail
Ridge Stock Driveway
Cataract Gulch Trail
Powderhorn Lakes Trail
Devils Creek Trail
Brush Creek Trail to Cannibal Plateau or Devils Lake
Up past Deer Lakes about a mile is a place to park trailers and a good trail that connects up with Brush Creek trail. You can ride up to the top of the Cannibal Plateau from there or break off north to Devils Lake.
Lake City, Colorado Horseback Riding Photo Tour
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Horseback Riding Businesses Near Lake City, Colorado
Lodging With Your Own Horse
Elk Creek Ranch
Guests may bring their horses. Boarding fee applies. 9 miles north of Lake City.
Horseback Riding Outfitters
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