Rapp Corral ~ Horseback Riding and Cave Adventure - 7 Years and Older
A great family adventure to include the Durango and Silverton Railroad and an afternoon horseback ride. Must be 7 years of age and older and maximum weight is 210 pounds.
Available Monday thru Saturday from June 1st thru August 20th, 2016. Not available July 4th, 11th, 12th, or 13th.
Begin your western adventure as you depart Durango aboard the Durango & Silverton Railroad steam train for Silverton. In Silverton you'll have 2 hours on your own to eat lunch and explore this old west mining town. Meet your shuttle driver in front of the Shady Lady Restaurant on Blair Street. Look for the Mild to Wild Rafting van for your departure to Rapp Corral.
8:00am Departure on the train - (train tickets not included in this price)
11:30am - Arrive in Silverton
1:45pm - Meet your shuttle at The Shady Lady for departure to Rapp Corral. Van will depart promptly at 2:00pm.
2:30pm - 5:15pm - Rapp Corral
5:15pm - 5:40pm - Shuttle ride to Durango
MUST ALSO PURCHASE TRAIN TICKET(S) ON THE 8:00AM DEPARTURE FROM DURANGO.
Rapp Corral ~ One Hour Horseback Ride - (6 yrs and older only)
A labyrinth of trails within the San Juan National Forest. Our guests can ride terrain suited to their abilities and interests. Aspen forests, Ponderosa and Oak studded hillsides, meadows, and Spruce forests on the north sides make this ride truly complete. Minimum age is six years old. Maximum weight is 220lbs for all 1 hour rides.
Rapp Corral ~ Three Hour Horseback Ride - (12 yrs and older only)
A labyrinth of trails within the San Juan National Forest. Our guests can ride terrain suited to their abilities and interests. Aspen forests, Ponderosa and Oak studded hillsides, meadows, and Spruce forests on the north sides make this ride truly complete. Minimum age is 12 years old. Maximum weight is 220lbs for all 3 hour rides.
Rapp Corral ~ Two Hour Cave Tour Ride - (8 yrs and older only)
A great two hour excursion for all riding levels! It takes about 45 minutes to ride out to the cave where we dismount, tie the horses and take a short but steep hike down to a natural water cave. We take flashlights and explore, when we are done we hike back up to the horses and mount up, it takes about half hour to ride back through the forest to the corral. Wear long pants, good pair of walking shoes and some water. Kids must be 8 year old and we do have a weight limit of 230lbs.
Rapp Corral ~ Two Hour Horseback Ride - (8yrs and older only)
A variety of trails and terrain unwind before us on this two hour excursion within the San Juan National Forest. Some creek crossings, hills and expansive views of Missionary Ridge and the Hermosa Cliffs highlight this ride. Riders must be at least 8 years old and riders can not exceed 220 lbs. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes and bring along a water bottle with your camera!
Start out going NORTH on CAMINO DEL RIO/US-550 toward W COLLEGE DR/W 6TH ST. Continue to follow US-550 N. Turn RIGHT onto HAVILAND LAKE RD/NF-671. End at 51 Haviland Lake Rd Durango, CO 81301
- Cancellation | Cancellations require 48 hours notice prior to ride date and time. All activities are dependant on weather and conditions, provider reserves the right to cancel with full refund, please call one day in advance to check on conditions. 970-247-8454
- Deposit | Full payment due at time of booking.
- Other | We do most of the preparing for you — getting your horse ready, the saddle fit properly, etc. — but there are some things you can do to make your ride all the better!
The more comfortable you are, the more your horse can feel it, and the more likely you'll both have a fantastic time. Check the weather and think in layers!
Footwear: Always start with a decent pair of socks! Boots with a slight heel are the best for riding, (like a cowboy boot or riding boots) however, tennis shoes are sufficient. Stay away from big bulky hiking-type boots, these tend to get caught up in the stirrups.
On your legs: Long pants! Jeans or riding tights work perfectly. If it's fall and you think it might be chilly, you may want to add a long-underwear layer.
Up top: Dress for the weather. If it's sunny, wear summer shirts (and lots of sunscreen). Always bring a light jacket (we can tie it to the saddle for you). Colorado weather changes pretty quickly, so again, layers are the way to go!
Your head: Baseball hats (snug ones) work well to keep the sun off your face. We recommend wearing hats that stay secure. Some of our guests like to wear their own riding helmets, which is great. We do not provide helmets. If you don't have a horseback riding helmet, bicycle helmets can be a great substitute.
Bring some water or something to keep yourself hydrated. Even if it's a short ride, you'll want to take a drink before we head out on the trail. The best way to avoid altitude issues is to stay hydrated.
Other items to think about:
Sunscreen, sunglasses (a strap for these if you have one is a great idea), gloves (not necessary, but nice), a granola bar or snack to have after your ride or during the longer rides.
When you make your reservation, just ask us any questions you have and we'll get you set up and ready to ride!