Henry David Thoreau


Horseback rides at Bearcat Stables depart from the Bearden Homestead on Squaw Creek Road. These rides cater to those who would like to experience the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery, but have limited time or riding experience. The terrain is easily navigable for your excursion and can be enjoyed by people of nearly all ages and skill levels. Each ride is limited to eight guests to ensure a quality horseback ride experience.
Larger group rides are available only by special request.


ONE HOUR RIDE -10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm daily


This ride is perfect for those who have never ridden, and for families with younger children. The one hour ride traverses the Bearden homestead, following old wagon roads and irrigation ditches. Terrain includes wide open meadows full of wildflowers in summer, as well as groves of aspen trees. Sightings of wildlife, including red tailed hawks and trophy size mule deer bucks, are frequent. Your guide will share with you the history of the homestead and the surrounding area, while a gentle, trusty horse navigates the mountain trails for you.

ONE & HALF HOUR RIDE - 9:30 am, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm daily


A great in-between ride when one hour just isn't enough

TWO HOUR RIDE - 10:00 am & 1:00 pm daily


For those wishing to spend a bit more time in the saddle, this ride provides a wonderful experience still suitable for all ability levels. The first part of the ride will traverse much of the same terrain as the one hour. The second half continues further along the valley and up to the top of a ridge with breathtaking views of Bellyache Ridge and a glimpse of the New York and Gore Mountain Ranges. Here we usually stop for a breather and photo opportunity before winding our way back to the stables. The length of this ride allows for more opportunity for wildlife sightings, and breathtaking vistas throughout the ride.


THREE HOUR RIDE - 9:00 am daily

Ascend into the White River National forest up the Stag Gulch trail into Big Park. This beautiful 3 hour ride will give you breathtaking views of the New York and Gore Range mountains. Your horse will guide you through meadows of wildflowers on one of Colorado's most breathtaking trail rides.

Booking not available online. Please call 970-926-1578 to reserve.



This ride traverses the Summit and Big Park a bit longer than the 3 hour ride and includes lunch! Choose from a gourmet sandwich made of turkey, ham, roast beef or vegetables. Comes with chips and a homemade cookie.

Booking not available online. Please call 970-926-1578 to reserve.


SIX HOUR RIDE WITH LUNCH - 9:00 am daily

This ride shows you the simple splendor of Colorado, and includes lunch! 

  • 2-person minimum

Booking not available online. Please call 970-926-1578 to reserve.


+ 20% gratuity

  • Rides from Bearcat Stables guided in groups of up to eight guests.

  • Larger groups available by request, 8:1 guest to guide ratio maintained.

  • Guide gratuities not included in above prices.

  • Automatic 20% gratuity added for all groups of 6 or more.

  • All riders must be at least seven years old.

  • Complimentary pony rides available for those under seven.

  • Reservations required for all horseback rides and pony rides.

  • Credit card number or signed contract required to hold all reservations.

  • 48-hour cancellation policy - rides cancelled within 48 hours charged full fee.

  • AMEX, Discover, Mastercard and Visa accepted.

2701 Squaw Creek Road
P.O. Box 1787
Edwards, CO 81632

(970) 376-4647

Bearcat Stables operates under special permit USDA Forest Service, an equal opportunity service provider, outfitter # 2227

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