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Rental Horses for Colorado Big Game Hunting Season

Sombrero Ranch has horses for rent during all hunting seasons in Colorado.
Plan now for the next hunting season. Horses are available for all season.

Colorado: A Hunter's Paradise
Colorado has long been a destination for hunters. Indians discovered this area was rich in wildlife thousands of years ago; later, American settlers ventured into this wilderness to earn a living hunting, fishing and raising cattle. By the mid-1800s, Colorado had gained a reputation as a hunter's paradise. Hunting expeditions continue these days with sportsmen coming from all over the country for the outstanding hunting opportunities that Colorado has to offer.

While deer, elk and antelope are plentiful, the rugged terrain offers a challenge. The use of hunting horses enables your hunting party to travel deep into the wilderness in pursuit of game. You can pick up, or we will deliver your horses from the Boulder Ranch, Craig Ranch, Steamboat Stable, Meeker Stable on White River or Morapos Creek Campground. Horses can be rented with or without tack.

We've been supplying hunting horses for over 40 years; you can depend on us to provide horses that will allow you to enjoy a successful hunting experience in Colorado.


“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

We have 4 unique hunt camps in the William Fork region of the Routt National Forest. Click here to get all details.

If you plan to hunt both deer and elk in a combined season, both animals must be hunted in the same combined season. Click here to get hunting season details.

Horses Prices *
1-2 horses for one season $575 per horse per season
3 or more horses for one season $550 per horse per season
1-9 horses for multiple rifle seasons $700 per horse
10 or more horses for multiple rifle seasons $675 per horse
Horses for Archery/Muzzleloading + rifle season $750 per horse

All horses include tack (Western saddle, bridle, halter, and two blankets); not included are pack saddles, curry combs, groom brushes, wide stirrups, rifle scabbards, saddle panniers or any extra tack. Feed will be available; however, expect to pay $15/bale and $15/bag for feed this year.

DELIVERY POLICY: Sombrero Ranches will deliver and pickup your horses one time for this price; any additional deliveries or pickups will be charged $50 per horse. This additional delivery/pickup or exchange fee will be deducted from your deposit. Horses delivered a distance greater than 50 miles from our nearest facility will be charged a delivery fee of $4 per miles. This is a one-way charge only. It is not possible to deliver horses before 11:00 a.m. If you want your horses before 11:00 a.m., you should order them for the previous day. If you are picking your horses up at one of our horse camps, you can get them anytime.
A minimum reservation deposit of $300.00 is required; if you lease over 3 horses, the deposit is $100/horse. Refundable deposits will be mailed after the hunting season (approximately the end of December). If you leave your horses unattended you automatically forfeit your deposit. Deposits will also be forfeited for cancellations less than 15 days prior to delivery date.
Your horse requires 25 lbs of good hay each day in order to perform well. Please note that if you are hunting in a wilderness area, i.e., Flattops, you will need to purchase hay-alfalfa cubes as bringing in bales of hay is prohibited. You will also need to give the horses additional water if using the cubes. Colorado now requires the use of Certified Weed Free Hay on all of its National Forest & BLM grounds.
Your horse also requires a total of two gallons of a good mix of grain per day; one in the morning and one at night.
Horses must be watered at least twice per day whether used or not, and watered even more often if used.
Horses must be unsaddled and unbridled every night.
DO NOT run horses up hills.
DO NOT pack over 200 pounds per horse. DO NOT try and pack out any antlers on our horses, there have been countless injuries to horses.
Should your horse develop saddle sores, please refrain from any use until the sores have fully healed.
DO NOT ride horses double (2 people).
Upon receipt of your contract, we will provide detailed instruction for the care of your horse(s) by sending you a Wilderness Horse Travel Booklet

How to reserve your horse(s): please start by down loading this
To reserve your horses, we must receive a completed contract and deposit. All contracts are mailed by July. If you had rented from us in the previous year, you will automatically receive a contract, otherwise you will need to contact us. The remaining balance must be paid in full as per the schedule below:

If you don't want to wait for a rental contract to be mailed to you, you can download a copy of the rental contract. Need updated information on prices and policies? Download a copy of the 2014 letter from Rex Walker. The contract and letter are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). In order to view PDF documents, you will need to download the FREE Adobe Acrobat reader.

Click here for more information on hunting:
State of Colorado Division of Wildlife Online Site
E-mail us at:

For hunting call the Kimbark office:

Sombrero Ranches, Inc. (Business Office Only)
911 Kimbark Street • Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 442-0258 • Fax: (303) 442-0380

Release form for your group anywhere: Download Release Form

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