Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Horseback Riding In Colorado

While we were in Colorado I got to scratch another item off my Bucket List - Horseback riding in Colorado.  I have always dreamed of riding horses on the wide open prairie with a mountain backdrop. 

We went to Chatfield State Park which is located in Littleton.  Chatfield Park is huge and there is plenty to do, but all I cared about was horseback riding.  We booked a trip for first thing in the morning, before it got too hot out.  They have about 50 horses in residence there and they were beautiful looking horses and seemed very well cared for.

We saddled up and took off with a guide and a junior guide in training. 

Along the way we found out that our guide grew up in Highland Park, IL.   What are the chances of that?  We rode for an hour and I liked it because we had our choice of riding along a trail through the woods or out on the prairie.  Of course we chose the prairie with the mountains in the distance.

We rode past a lake and this cute little prairie dog...

We went for an hour ride, which was perfect, and our butts thanked us! 

The scenery was gorgeous and it was a perfect way to start the day.


  1. Your smiles show how much you and Chablis liked it, or were excited to be on the horse and ready to go!

    I haven't been on a horse for about 10 years!

  2. All of you good looking gal, on those beautiful horses and in the most picturesque setting like that, how could this post be anything but super! Thanks for sharing.
    You certainly do "live it up" Kim, good for you!

  3. That looks so fun and the view is amazing! I am glad that you had the chance to do that. :)

  4. Plus, the big bonus, you're all set for your Oregon Trail trip now!


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