Hi there! Due to the coronavirus, we hope and pray to be open June 1st. Safety is a priority of ours, so we are navigating the best way to offer trail rides to our guests. Horseback riding is a great way to enjoy family time and the great outdoors all while social distancing! We only allow one rider per horse ;)
It is a joy to be outdoors among the beautiful San Juan Mountains with all of you, and we look forward to seeing you in the saddle as soon as we get the go-ahead.
Please call us at 970-385-2110 with any questions. We will return your call.
Buck's Livery's trail riding season starts at the end of May and continues through September. The San Juan mountains are right in our backyard and we love to share the spectacular views with riders from all over! Please read our ride descriptions below to find the ride that suits you and your party best! Call the stable at any point with questions and to set up reservations.
We do have a 220 pound weight limit per rider. Riders must be at least 6 years of age to go out on the trail. Absolutely NO double riding(For the little ones - please check out our Pony Rides!)
Pony Ride - children under 6
The pony ride is lead by a parent or guide in our corral area at Buck's Livery. This is a photo opportunity as well as a chance to get your under 6 year old in the saddle and around our fantastic ponies.
1 Hour Ride - $65 per person
This one hour ride is just a tease for the rides that are available in the incredible San Juan Mountains with Buck's Livery. You will be guided through the beautiful Purgatory area on the back of a gentle horse or mule, selected just for you, by our experienced wranglers. Aspen groves, incredible mountain views and towering pine trees will be just some of the sights you will see.
2 Hour Ride - $95 per person
Our most popular ride! We cover a lot of great terrain on our two hour ride that includes walking through an 100 year old aspen grove and right at the base of Boyce Lake - a truly incredible high mountain lake! This ride is a perfect taste of all the beauty the San Juans have to offer.
Half Day Ride - $200 per person
A favorite ride of the Buck's Livery regular riders. The half day ride departs at 8:30 a.m. and you will revel in the beauty that this adventurous ride provides.
Down switchbacks and through immense aspen groves, you will arrive at scenic overlooks that truly take your breath away. The ride meanders near Boyce Lake and ultimately arrives at Cascade Creek via the Purgatory flats trail!
Special or Private Ride - $130 per person
Unique to Buck's Livery, this guided horseback adventure is designed for advanced riders only. This ride is two hours long with a faster pace than our traditional rides. A maximum of 4 people are allowed at one time.
Also ask about a Private ride for guests looking to ride with just their group and a designated guide! There is no limit of riders on private ride.
"Will You Marry Me" Ride - $450 per couple
“The Proposal" Horseback Ride to Boyce Lake overlook or the Needles Mountains view offer an ideal backdrop for this memorable occasion. We will take you on a 2-3 hour horseback ride up to one of our many overlooks and beautiful views in the background.
We can custom design the proposal style of your choice. There is not a more romantic way to get engaged! We will catch the moment on film for you.
$450 per couple includes the horseback ride and photos taken
A 20% gratuity will be added to this ride.
All Day Ride - $420 per person
The all day rides can be customized to the area you wish to see. From Buck's Livery we can take you down the Cascade Canyon, over a footbridge and across the Animas River to view the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train.
We can take you up Cascade Creek or Engineer Mountain where the rest of the world will seem so very far away.
Depending on the time of year you will see fields filled with wildflowers, golden aspens, enormous 100 year old pine trees, deer or elk, high mountain lakes that are filled with trout and of course those majestic San Juan mountains.
All of this and more will be enjoyed on the back of your trusty steed. The all day rides are for experienced riders, please call 970-385-2110 for more information on this ride!