Horseback Riding

Change up your perspective by viewing our beautiful landscape on horseback. Trail rides last 1, 2, or 3 hours and traverse scenic forest trails and mountain vistas. If you are looking for a truly western experience, consider a cattle drive. The Cowhands will teach how to help them gather their cattle and herd them on the 10,000 acre journey home. Other family friendly options to learn about the Wild West tradition include scenic and dinner wagon rides, pony rides, and Wild West Night a regular free summer event at the Keystone Stable.

Preparation Suggestions

-Wear long pants to protect your legs (no shorts)

-Wear closed to shoes (sneakers are better than rigid hiking boots)

-Suggested to bring a jacket

-Arrive early for check in

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Keystone Stables

Choose from a number of riding and family friendly options close by to our lodging accommodations. Keystone Stable is located in West Keystone and can be accessed by the free Keystone Shuttle. Be sure not to miss Wild West Night each Tuesday in the summer months.

Guided Horseback Riding

An experienced guide will lead you through the White River National Forest and share area history and information.

Availability

May 30- June 20: Limited availability

June21-August 24: Full availability

Pricing and Times

1 Hour - $47 - 8:30, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 – Meeting Location Soda Ridge Stables

2 Hours - $75 - 9:00 and 1:00 – Meeting Location Highway 6 Stables

Reservations

Call 970.496.3550

**Minimum age requirement 8 years old

** No double riding

 

Scenic Wagon Ride

Sit back and take horse drawn ride through Soda Creek Valley to Keystone’s original homestead. Your wrangler will recant the historic tale of Keystone’s settlement and transition into a ski resort. Mid way through your journey you will stop at the original homestead for cold beverage and to learn about the horses.

Availability

Rides Begin June 19, 2015

Pricing

Adults (13+) - $22

Children (4-12) - $16

Children (0-3) - Free

Meeting Time and Location

Monday -Tuesday 3:00

Thursday-Saturday 3:00

For Reservations Call 970.496.4FUN

**Closed Sunday and Wednesday

**Call for large groups, accommodations may be made on closed days

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Dinner Wagon Ride

Take a scenic 30 minute ride through the Keystone Valley, on a hay free horse drawn wagon. Your wrangler and guide will teach you about the beginnings of Keystone, and introduce you to the horses. Dinner will be served when you reach your destination at the historic Keystone Homestead. While you dine and mingle enjoy live traditional guitar music. Also at the homestead, try your hand at cattle roping, play horse shoes, and enjoy the fire pit (availability pending fire advisory).

Dinner Menu

Dinner is served buffet-style: garden salad, grilled BBQ chicken, smoked ribs, corn on the cob, Durango beans, corn bread muffins and apple pie a la mode. Vegetarian option is Boco Burgers instead of chicken or ribs.

Beverages

All non alcoholic beverages are included. Liquor, beer, and wine are available for purchase.

Pricing

Adults (13+) - $69

Children (6-12) - $32

Children (3-5) - $16

Infants (0-2) – Free with paying adult

Dates and Times of Operation

June 16, 2015 – October 1, 2015

Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Saturday at 5:00

Meeting Times and Locations

Meet at the Adventure Center in Lakeside Village at 4:30. A shuttle will take you to the ranch where you will meet your wrangler and embark on the wagon ride. The shuttle will bring you back to Lakeside Village at 8:00.

For Reservations Call 970.496.4FUN

 

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Pony Rides

Kids ages 3-7 can enjoy pony rides at the Keystone Stables. The ponies are led by the parent through the coral, and last 15 minutes. No reservations are needed, and are available 10:00-3:00 daily. The price per child is $11.

Wild West Nights

Every Monday this summer mosey on over to the Keystone Stables at 5:00 for a family friendly western movie. There will also be a campfire and s’mores, horseshoes, lassoing, and food and beverages available for purchase at the Giddy Up Grill.

A special guest, The Colorado Mountain Man will join the fun for select dates. Round up to the campfire to listen to authentic Colorado history, cultural heritage, and environmental issues. June 20th and 27th; July 18th and 25th; and August 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 

 

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Rusty Spurr Ranch

Consistently awarded TripAdvisor's 5-star rated "Certificate of Excellence" by our guests. Colorado's premier horse outfit offers authentic cattle drives (great for team-building & groups) and non-single file trail rides at our 10,000 acre ranch. Enjoy not being on a nose-to-tail ride as you experience stunning views of the Continental Divide, wildflowers, aspen and evergreen forests. Our small ride sizes, well-kept horses, knowledgeable staff and custom options ensure a unique adventure. For reservations call 866-724-9715; be sure to mention you are a Key to the Rockies guest to receive your 10% discount!

Location

Rusty Spurr Ranch is located 40 miles outside of Keystone, and is extremely convenient to our Private Homes in Ruby Ranch. Driving Directions

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Trail Rides

Change up your perspective by viewing six mountain ranges; observe local wildlife, and meadows of flowers on horseback. Trail rides last 1, 2, or 3 hours and traverse scenic forest trails and mountain vistas.

Pricing and Availability

1 – Hour - $45 Person – Check in 1:45 – Departs at 2:30

2- Hour - $65 Person – Check in 9:15 and 1:45 – Departs at 10:00 and 2:30

3-Hour - $95 Person- Check in 8:45 – Departs 9:30

Cattle Drives

Whether you are an expert rider, or a never ever; a cattle drive is a unique experience everyone can enjoy together. A cowhand will teach you how to help them drive the herd across a 10,000 acre open range with panoramic views of the Continental Divide. The ride last 3 ½ - 4 hours, upon your return a homemade meal awaits.

Pricing

$145 per person

*Minimum age requirement is 10 years old

Check in and Departure

Check in at 8:15

Ride departs at 9:00

*Lunch options are available

Saddle & Paddle

Two of our favorite Key Club Member companies Rusty Spurr Ranch and Kodi Rafting CO have teamed up to offer an unforgettable day of fun! Start your day at the Ranch with a two hour trail ride, take a break mid-day and enjoy an inclusive homemade lunch. Head to Kodi Rafting Headquarters to meet your guide and cool off on the Upper Colorado River ½ day trip.

Pricing

$145 per person

*Minimum age 7 years old

Check in and Departure Time

Check in at 9:15

Departure at 10:00