1hr ride: $55 | 2hr ride: $78
Perimeter ride: $95


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Reservations recommended

Average Time

1 to 3 hours


There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the spirit of the West than with a horseback ride through Garden of the Gods. Experience the beauty of this natural landmark the way early settlers enjoyed the park. Ride among towering red sandstone formations, smell the sweet scent of the scrub oaks and keep an eye out for wildlife. Academy Riding Stables is the ONLY outfitter privileged enough to take your family on the ride of your life!
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.


It’s just a single rider per horse.
We are open all year round, weather permitting.
Riders 8 years or older and under 250 pounds are welcome to ride.
Unfortunately you cannot choose your own horse. Our horses need some breaks after a long trips. Our guides will know which will fit your needs.
Yes, we strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time. Please call (888) 700-0410 to schedule.
They do! 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!
We recommend that you wear closed toe shoes, preferably sneakers. Long pants, we go through some rough spots! And of course, sun screen. The sun beats long and hard throughout the trip.


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