For those who travel with horses, you’ll be pleased to know that there are Colorado campgrounds that welcome the entire camping party. Here’s a sampling.
Grand Lake’s Winding River Resort offers a variety of choices. There are RV sites already set up with the corrals, or you can make other arrangements for, perhaps, a vacation rental cabin with a nearby corral. The resort also has horses, making it handy for those in your party who don’t have their own. Aside from riding trails, the resort offers pony rides, hay rides, and even sleigh rides.
Over the years, many campers have taken their horses to Westcliffe’s Cross D Bar Trout Ranch. They, too, offer a variety of camping options, including a tepee! All of the sites provide a marvelous expanse of sky, perfectly suited for star-gazing after spending the day on horseback.
Palisade Basecamp RV Resort is located about a mile from designated horse riding trails. While the park itself isn’t directly set up with stalls or fields, they have neighbors who might host your horses. Contact the park to discuss possible arrangements for pasturing horses while you stay. We’ve been told the trails are rather spectacular.
Seeking higher elevations? Eureka Campground allows horses, and there are some mighty grand views in this area! Situated at 9,862′ in elevation, it opens in May and closes in September. This is a rather remote or rustic (although not primitive!) campground, located about 8 miles north of Silverton.
In the Montrose area, Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply can provide guests with more information on nearby places to lodge horses and ride the trails. That note came to us from Jellystone Park of the Black Canyon. Camping is also available at Centennial RV Park and Cedar Creek RV Park.
Further west, in the town of Naturita, you’ll find High Country RV Park. They’re very accommodating to those with horses, and you’ll be able to access some trails right from the RV park! They offer RV sites, tent camping, and several rental options.
While Bristlecone Lodge in Woodland Park can’t accommodate the horses, they have guests who camp with them while they use the nearby stables for the horses. There are many trails in the area.
Outside of Colorado Springs, Falcon Meadow RV Campground allows horses if you choose a tent site. There’s a nine-mile trail nearby. The horses have to be trailered to it, though it’s only a short distance.
For those overnighting it and not needing to ride yet, Colorado Springs KOA offers horse corrals.
Happy trails to you!