Colorado State Forest Horseback Riding

The 40th most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

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West of Fort Collins and east of Walden, the 71,000 acre Colorado State Forest State Park has 70 miles of non-motorized horseback riding trails and roads through unaltered forest, jagged peaks and alpine lakes.

To reach the Colorado State Forest from Fort Collins, head west on SR14 for 75 miles across Cameron Pass.

Overall, Colorado State Forest is the 40th most popular horse trail of all 66 horseback rides in Colorado.

Colorado State Forest State Park (CO/US)

Colorado State Forest State Park (CO/US)

Colorado State Forest Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Colorado State Forest State Park (970) 723-8366; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.; Colorado Horse Council (303) 292-4981; North Park Chamber Of Commerce (970) 723-4600; Red Feather Outfitters, Walden (970) 723-4204.

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Bockman Campground Equestrian Units; North Park Inn (970) 723-4271; North Michigan Cabins (303) 470-1144

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Moose Creek Cafe, Walden

GPS:  40.5612, -105.9689

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  15342

Colorado State Forest Horseback Riding Map


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