Moraine Park Stable (355)

Now Open for the Summer Season! Come Ride the Trails!
Moraine Park StablesOur Moraine Park Stable is conveniently located near the Moraine Park campground, only 6.9 miles from Estes Park and 4.2 miles inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The park was declared America’s 10th national park in 1915 and offers an extensive trail system with over 260 miles open to riders.
We offer a variety of rides in durations of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 hours.
Our Family Friendly environment is the perfect way to show people of all ages the beauty of the Rockies and the all wildlife that call this place home.
Our staff will strive to accommodate your every need and make your horseback riding experience as pleasant and fun as possible.

Moraine Park Stables2 Hour Ride: This ride to Beaver Meadows is perfect for the entire family! The meadow is one of the best places in Colorado to see herds of elk! It is comfortable for beginners but still full of amazing views and wildlife. 3 Hour Ride: The three hour ride goes into mountain meadows, has beautiful vistas and is a wildlife spotters dream ride. It traces gentle hills and follows the Big Thompson River into Moraine Park. With the ever changing drama of wildlife and mountains we will adjust the ride as we go along to the the best areas for your group. 4 Hour ride: The Ride To The Top Of Beaver Mountain! On this exciting ride you will climb over 1,000 feet to the top of Beaver Mountain, elevation 9,251 ft! From the top you can see the Continental Divide, Longs Peak, and many meadows far below. This ride is suitable for ages 6 and up and has fantastic views and picture opportunities!

6 hour ride: Rivers! Lakes! And Water Falls! If you are looking for a more extended riding experience, this is the ride for you! Our 6 hour ride takes the Fern Lake Trail by the Big Thompson River, where you will ride alongside wild rapids and see several water falls. Pass Arch Rocks, Fern Falls, and Fern Creek. At Fern Lake, 9,520 feet, you will take a break for lunch (bring your own) before heading back toward the stable.
8 hour ride: This All Day Ride Has It All! Starts at 8,100 feet and climbs all the way to 10,020ft. Along the way, you’ll see Moraine Meadow, the Big Thompson River, Arch Rocks, Fern Falls, Fern Lake (where you stop 30 min. for lunch (bring your own), Fern Creek, Tourmaline Gorge, Old Forest Inn, Forest Canyon, and Odessa Lake! If you are looking for a truly memorable ride, this is the one for you!

Take a step back in time and experience the Rocky Mountains of Colorado on horseback. Your ride will be one vacation memory that will last forever . . . but bring your camera so you can share the beauty with others.
We recommend that you stop early during your stay and make a reservation to ride with us at Moraine Park Stable, Rocky Mountain National Park, as we tend to stay very busy over the summer.

Daily Scheduled Rides from Moraine Park:

DurationDestinationDepartsCost Per Person
2 HourFrom Moraine Park Stables to Beaver Meadows; ages 6 and up.8, 9, 10 a.m. and 1, 2, 3, 4 p.m.$60.00
3 HourFrom Moraine Park Stables to Moraine Meadow and Beaver Meadows; ages 6 and up.9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.$80.00
4 HourFrom Moraine Park Stable to Beaver Mountain; ages 6 and up.8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.$90.00
6 HourFrom Moraine Park Stable to Fern Lake; ages 13 and up–call for availability.10:00 a.m.$130.00
8 HourFrom Moraine Park Stable to Fern Lake, Tourmaline Gorge, and Odessa Lake–call for availability.8:00 a.m.$200.00

A National Park Concession:

In 1959, National Park Service officials recognized the need for a stable concession in the park. To secure the highest quality operation available, prospective concessionaires were interviewed on a national level, chosen carefully, and remain under the supervision of the National Park officials. Hi Country Stables is the only horseback riding concessionaire with stables in the park.

For assistance in locating our stables, ask for directions at the entrances to the Rocky Mountain National Park.

For information and reservations, we can be reached as follows:

Call the Moraine Park Stable directly (May to October only) at: (970) 586-2327

E-mail us at: [email protected]

Map and Directions

549 Fern Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517

In the offseason please contact:

Sombrero Stables Estes Park
1895 Big Thompson Ave • Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-4577

Please note that our Glacier Creek and Moraine Park locations are part of  Hi Country Stables, Sombrero’s sister company. All online transactions are secured and processed in the very same way as Sombrero Stables transactions. If you need further assistance, please contact the stables directly in the summer or the Sombrero business office at other times.

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Makayla was fine overall. We took a two hour ride. Most of the ride was fine, however we heard the wrangler refer to Simon as “Evil Simon”! That was very concerning and he did end act up a few times during our ride. We were all wondering if he was so “evil” why was he working with people? Also the wrangler stated that my horse and chewy should not be side by side and we wondered, then why would they be lined up directly behind each other, Secondly, as we were about 5 minutes from the finish line a huge bird...either an owl or hawk darted out in front of the horses and all 6 horses were spooked! “ Evil Simon” tore out running with my cousin on his back and she fell off and now has a battered body and a concussion. My horse Joker spooked twice and I fell off. I have a broken coccyx. So, we also have hospital bills now. As I understand these things can happen, hence signing the waiver. I was surprised no ambulance was called bc there two people thrown off horses and the staff was unaware of extent of injuries. They did come quickly. So, bc of the way the ride ended I would say the overall experience was poor. We will never ride again.

Terence Stadjuhar

I have ridden at Sombrero stables for over 30 years,never had a dangerous or really difficult horse at any of the locations.Most times the horses are hard to beat for temperament and response,folks as wranglers or stable hands are courteous and pleasant.Hard to beat.

james trumbo

Everyone was very nice, the guide, Amber was excellent, very knowledgeable about the park and the horses. The horses were great, they all looked happy and not over worked.

Chris was an awesome wrangler on our morning ride

Maggie was sooo considerate toward our grandchild (9) who accompanied us. She made it a special experience.

A simply beautiful ride through some of the most gorgeous landscape in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our guide was instructive, fun, friendly and made the whole ride so much more enjoyable. We highly recommend this tour as it made our 9 year old daughter so very happy. WE'll be back guys, thanks again!!

Evan was wonderful. My 8 year old son had only ridden once and Evan was incredibly attentive to his safety. Evan also patiently listened to 8 hours of questions from my son during the ride, which should earn him sainthood.

We were a group on 6 with a variety of riding experience. The wranglers took time to talk with us about our experience & what we were looking for in a mount. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Evan, our guide, was the best. He was very conscientious and friendly! I truly appreciate the care he took of our 7yr old inexperienced rider.

Thanks so much for accommodating a change when bad weather rolled in. We had a lovely ride on a cool, quiet morning. Such a nice way to end our trip.

3 hr ride went very quickly. Really liked dismounting for a few minutes at the stream. Very safe and obviously well-trained dude horses.