Family trail rides, overnight pack trips, hay wagon rides and cookouts are available for all ages and abilities. Save 10% on horseback rides with coupons available at Crested Butte Lodging’s front desk.
These are a few of our favorite horseback excursions, available through Fantasy Ranch. For further details and reservations call 970-349-5425.
Hourly, ½ day and Day Rides
One and one-half hour horseback rides on Snodgrass and half day horseback rides on Snodgrass and Oh-Be-Joyful. Choose from 7 different locations for full day rides including: Snodgrass, Rustler’s Gulch, Oh-Be-Joyful, Gunsight Pass, Copper Lake, Horse Ranch Park and the Castles Ride.
Crested Butte to Aspen via East Maroon Pass
This is Fantasy Ranch’s most popular ride. Depart from the old gold mining town of Gothic then climb to East Maroon Pass, elevation 11,800 feet. The climb to the summit follows meandering Copper Creek and passes Judd Falls and beautiful Copper Lake. Descend East Maroon Creek to Aspen after lunch. Spend just the day or up to 7, camping and riding in the Maroon Bells Wilderness.
Hay Rides – Horseback BBQs
Choose either a 30 minute horse drawn hay wagon ride or a 1 hour horseback ride on the ranch-both promise great fun and are followed with food and entertainment. Don’t worry about the weather, the ranch has a covered picnic area. Dinner includes grilled chicken and steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, beans and salad. You’ll enjoy the campfire with sing-a-longs, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. Call the ranch for details on minimum number of people for the rides.
Four Day West Elk Wilderness Fishing Trip
Riders must be 13 years or older for Aspen rides.
A four day ride into the West Elk Wilderness to fish the lakes and streams proudly offered in this area. Hidden lakes exist if you are up for the hike. Three nights of the great outdoors with fabulous food and the stars above. Bring your own fishing equipment and license.