Horseback riding

Academy Riding Stables

Horseback riding in Garden of the Gods!

4 El Paso Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 // View Map
888.700.0410 //
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Daily

Fast Facts

Horseback Riding in Garden of the Gods

Looking for a great place for horseback riding? Explore Garden of the Gods with the ONLY outfitter privileged enough to take your family on the ride of your life!


Open Daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Major Holidays
All rides dependent on weather. Call 888.700.0410 for more info and reservations.


One Hour Trail Ride $52.00
Two Hour Trail Ride $74.00
Permiter Ride $94.00
Park Fee Added to Each Ride $2.25


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Academy Riding Stables is located close to Garden of the Gods on the West side of Colorado Springs. Follow these directions or enter 4 EL PASO BLVD, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80904 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Highway 24:

– Exit Manitou Springs off Highway 24.
– Turn Left (East) at the light onto Manitou Avenue.
– Take a Left (North) on Columbia Road.
– Turn Left (West) on El Paso Blvd. You’ll see Academy Riding Stables immediately on the right.


Fast Facts

  • Two ride lengths to choose from- 1-hour and 2-hour rides
  • Pony rides available for kids ages 2-7
  • Perfect for all riding abilities and ages 8 and up


  • Arrive 45 minutes before your ride time to grab your horse!
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes
  • Make a reservation, especially in the summer season


The best horseback riding in Colorado Springs!

Horseback riding in Colorado Springs with Academy Riding Stables!Experience Garden of the Gods in a unique way– on horseback! Academy Riding Stables is the only company to offer horseback riding based on a stellar reputation for safety, comfort and FUN! Come visit them at the foot of Pikes Peak near Garden of the Gods. View Map.

Your vacation to Colorado Springs wouldn’t be complete without horseback riding through TripAdvisor’s Greatest Park in the United States! Come see what all the fun is about and experience this natural wonder as many of our ancestors did- via horseback!

Horseback Riding for everyone and every skill!

Academy Riding Stables offers several different options for your family to experience horseback riding in Colorado Springs through Garden of the Gods.¬†Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, their trained cowboys and cowgirls will ensure the safest and most knowledgeable ride for your group. You’ll leave the stables and ride along the scenic trails of the Garden of the Gods, where you’ll enjoy its breathtaking beauty and view famous formations such as the Kissing Camels and the Sleeping Giant.

One and two hour horseback riding trips are offered throughout the summer months for ages 8 and up. For the little ones (2-7) they offer Pony Rides that are 15 minutes long and a great introduction to horseback riding. Imagine the smiles on their faces!

Learn more

Use the helpful links above to learn more about horseback riding in Colorado Springs, including Details and Activities at Academy Riding Stables. You can also Contact them for reservations by clicking on the Contact Tab above or visiting their website.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many riders per horse?

It’s just a single rider per horse.

When is Academy Riding Stables open?

They are open all year round.

Are there any restrictions for riding?

Riders 8 years or older and under 250 pounds are welcome to ride.

Should I make reservations before I come?

Yes, we strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time.

Does Academy Riding Stables have anything for the younger kids?

They do! They offer pony rides for ages 2-7. The ride lasts 10-15 minutes.




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