The Big Meadows Area has several trail options. The best horseback riding trailhead to use to reach the Big Meadows Area is the Onahu Creek Trailhead (4.7 miles one-way). From Big Meadows, a nice ride is to Grand Lake via the Tonahtu Trail.
To reach the Onahu Trailhead from Grand Lake, go 5 miles north on US 34. The trailhead is on the right.
Overall, Big Meadows is the 9th most popular horse trail of all 67 horseback rides in Colorado.