Western Activities

From rooting for your favorite lasso-wielding competitor to riding off into the sunset, Grand County has a true western experience waiting for you. Plan your grand escape to the old west today with one of our favorite western activities.

Horseback Riding


Adventure to cowboy country and live the excitement of the real American West. Horseback riding has always been more than just a recreational pursuit in Grand County — Here, it's a way of life. But with so many trails to ride, where should you start? Check out our recommendations for the top 4 trails to ride in Colorado. Whether you have your own horse and trailer or are riding with one of our experienced…



Bucking Broncos and rodeo clowns are a fixture in Grand County, Colorado. From May to September, there is at least one rodeo event every weekend in Grand County, Colorado.  That means barebackriding, calf roping, barrel racing, and bull-riding all summer long. With so many chances to take in the excitement of the rodeo even the biggest 'city slicker' can feel like a regular cowboy or cowgirl. Here…

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Winter Family Fun

Here's a quick guide to the best family-friendly winter activities in our corner of mountain paradise.

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Beginner's Guide to Snowmobiling

Unlike snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or off-piste backcountry skiing, snowmobiling affords almost anyone the opportunity to access truly remote backcountry. In Grand County, that means accessing more than 1,000 miles of trails in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. 

While snowmobiling does not require years of practice or training, it does require proper preparation and awareness. Here are our tips on what to wear, how to prepare, and links to helpful resources and outfitters in Grand County to make your snowmobiling trip a success.

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A Winter Weekend in a Winter Wonderland

While most people visit Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer, they might be missing out on the park’s best time of year: winter. When the snow falls, the whole park is transformed into a winter wonderland. The views are stunning, there are plenty of opportunities to play in the snow, and you practically have the whole place to yourself. Experience it yourself with our two-day Rocky Mountain National Park winter weekend itinerary.

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