Thanks to everyone who joined us for a horseback ride this summer!  The 2016 Summer Riding Season has ended and our horses have left the resort.  Check back with us next spring for details on the 2017 Summer Riding Season!

Horse Boarding is available at Peaceful Valley Resort.  Details Here

Check out our our Summer Dude Ranch Packages for even more fun!

Dude Ranch Packages

Horseback riding is open to the public and available from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day.    Call ahead to ensure that rides are available.

Peaceful Valley is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, off the Peak to Peak Highway, one of the most scenic roads you'll find anywhere.




I loved vacationing there, the staff was excellent keeping teenagers busy so parents could do their thing. Met lots of new friends that week....Memories that will last forever.

Michele J.



I just stayed here last weekend with a class and it was fantastic. The staff was wonderful, food was great, and there was so much to do. They have horses to ride, a pond to fish in, and access to many trails to hike.

It was great!

Jennifer H.

Horseback Riding in the Rockies

Horseback riding prices (age 8 and older):


Lessons:  $50

1 hr ride:   $45

2 hr ride:   $65

3 hr ride:   $75

4 hr ride:   $85


Riding Lessons

Peaceful Valley offers riding lessons for all ages, and every level of horsemanship. Our devotion to healthy, gentle, and trained horses ensures that we have a suitable horse for every rider, whether they're a seasoned cowboy or a first-time greenhorn.  Our riding instructors will provide unique and enjoyable horsemanship skill building techniques tailored to meet their specific needs. The format is designed to encourage student questions and comments. Our riding lessons will teach you how to use the principles of communication, relationship, and performance to build the confidence of beginners or to accommodate advanced riders. We will do our utmost to keep everyone safe and happy, all while learning safe riding techniques.


Specialty Rides:

Available from Memorial Day to Labor day each year


Pony ride 

Wrangler-led 15 minute ride around Peaceful Valley property.

For ages 2 - 7 years old.

Price: $10


Lunch ride 

We provide a sack lunch for you to enjoy along the trail.

Price: Lunch is included for guests of the ranch who have lunch included in their stay, or add $10 if lunch is not included in their stay

Non-Ranch-Guests: Add $10 to the cost of the ride


All day ride 

Riders leave the ranch at 9:00. We provide sack lunches to enjoy along the trail. You’ll experience alpine meadows, ride along rivers and take in breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks. Estimated return time will be between 4:00 and 4:30.

Price: $130 for overnight guests that have lunch included in their stay

Price: $140 for non-overnight guests


Private ride

Saddle up and head out on the trail for your own privately guided ride. Take your family, your sweetheart, or simply ride solo. A Peaceful Valley wrangler will cater specifically to your riding abilities and requests.

Ride is closed to other riders

Price: $20 plus the cost of the ride, per person


Come experience horseback riding in the heart of the beautiful Colorado Rockies!