A Big Horse Ranch – Colorado

Enjoy The Majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains

“A Big Horse Ranch” offers horseback riding for all abilities and ages. Guided or unguided rides, with a big selection of horses to match your riding abilities.  All the rides are private, and for those who do not know how to ride, we offer full lessons and teach you everything you need to know about your horse.

Ride through Colorado’s beautiful mountains, observe beautiful aspen forests, and bristlecone pine trees, some of the oldest trees in the world.  Ride to the top of the Rockies and view endless miles of mountains. Enjoy the real western experience, on an original homestead ranch. Memories to last a lifetime will be created, make sure you bring your camera or camcorder.

Stay on the ranch, in the cabins, or lodge rooms.  Or if you prefer, the company’s brand new hotel A Riverside Inn, located minutes from the ranch in Fairplay, Colorado. Or come up for a day trip to go horseback riding. The environment resembles the region of Tod Mountain Ranch in British Columbia but at A Big Horse Ranch, the temperatures are actually more agreeable than up there in Canada.

The ranch also caters to groups of any size. Plan your next wedding, corporate retreat, family reunion, or party at this great ranch. Indoor and outdoor facilities are available with the option of having meals catered. In addition, a historic saloon is available for parties, or picnics. Have your next company meeting in a unique setting, that your guest will talk about for years to come. Read also this story of Moose Mountain Lodge.

“A Big Horse Ranch” is located in the South Park County central Colorado Rockies region, merely six miles from Fairplay, Colorado. From here, it is a very short drive from Denver or Colorado Springs and you’ll be just minutes from all the major ski areas, including Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, and Vail. Check out also our review of Hearthstone Lodge in Georgia. 

Make your reservations today by calling 719-836-2700.

  • Great Selection of Horses to Match any Ability or Age of Rider
  • Discount for small children, or pony rides
  • Longer Rides include BBQ Lunch
  • Catering available for groups
  • No Nose to Tail Riding
  • Enjoy thousands of Beautiful Colorado Mountain Acres
  • Authentic Western Ranch restored to its original beauty

A few hours north of “A Big Horse Ranch” you can find another great Colorado location, the Vagabond Ranch, read more here. This ranch is situated in Grand County, just northwest of Denver. You can find the entrance to this 108-acre ranch just off Co. Road 4 close to the Stillwater Pass. The Vagabond Ranch is situated at some 9,300 foot.

The Vagabond is situated right in Colorado’s beautiful Arapaho National Forest with its magnificent trails. Many years ago, this area was the favorite hunting grounds for the Arapaho and Ute Indians. Where Willow Creek meets Bill Creek is still sacred ground for the Ute Indians. For a review of a nice California horse ranch, check out this post: Point Reyes Country Inn and Stables located just a little over an hour north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge where every room gives you a fine view of Marin County’s rolling hills.