We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bearcat Stables

Features Animals
2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
+1 970-926-1578
Review Highlights
A Must Do - Sleigh Ride & Dinner

My wife and I had the pleasure of going to Bearcat Stables last night for a sleigh ride and dinner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baltimore, MD
via mobile
Vail to Aspen Ride

Vail to Aspen Ride: The wranglers, views, camp accommodations, lunches on the trail, breakfast and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, New Hampshire
Read all 107 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour rides that are great for all levels including beginners. Leaving the barn you will head for a short tour through the Bearden Homestead and head up the trail system for views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge and on a clear day out to the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail. Explore the White River National forest from the saddle in our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides and see the entire Vail Valley from the forest above- great for intermediate and advanced riders. Our signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world famous authentic Colorado experience! 4 days traveling via horse back from Vail to Aspen- there is nothing else like it!Children under 6 years can enjoy pony rides at the stables. All horseback riding children must be 6 years and older to participate. Bearcat Stables is open 7 days a week May-October (Winter)-Our sleigh ride and dinner is the Vail Valley's most authentic dining experience. Allow our horse-drawn sleigh to pull you through the snow covered fields while you enjoy a hot beverage and warm blanket to snuggle under. Dinner follows the sleigh ride in Bearcat's Cabin, a historic Vail Valley homestead. Stay and enjoy s'mores by the fire, and a signature cocktail from Doc's Bar. Great for families of all ages. Sleigh rides only from 3-4.30pm, sleigh ride with dinner seating's at 5.30 and 7.30 Tuesday-Saturday. Dec-Mar Bearcat Stables is the Vail Valley's most unique and authentically Colorado event venue. Accommodating summer parties of up to guests celebrate your wedding, rehearsal dinner or corporate retreat with us.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sleigh ride” (20 reviews)
“hour ride” (14 reviews)
“great job” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
+1 970-926-1578
Write a ReviewReviews (107)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of going to Bearcat Stables last night for a sleigh ride and dinner. It was a fantastic evening and we highly recommend you go. The evening started with Molly picking us up at our hotel in Vail -...More

Thank RayBrusca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vail to Aspen Ride: The wranglers, views, camp accommodations, lunches on the trail, breakfast and dinner provided by the chef are second to none. The area is blessed with the most beautiful country you've ever seen, you will not be disappointed with the views. Day...More

Thank Meclazinemaven
Reviewed 28 December 2017

While looking for a unique winter activity option for our Christmas vacation, I found the opportunity to take a sleigh ride at Bearcat Stables on Christmas night. We're really happy we were able to enjoy this experience during our visit to the Beaver Creek area....More

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We took the 4 hour advanced mountain ride, and it was fantastic! The views were stunning as we walked through an aspen grove. At the top where we had lunch, the scenery was just amazing. The stables are very well run - we will come...More

Thank TNovotnyDC
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This place was so much fun! My husband and I booked a last minute 2 hr trail ride today. What a great experience. Neither of us are experienced rider, but no experience was really necessary. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The horses were...More

Thank Jenna6
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

John and I went for a 1.5 hr trail ride! It was perfect! Kiley, the head wrangler was awesome! She was very knowledgeable about the area, history of the stable which is RICH, and the wildlife. A beautiful area, by any measure! The horses are...More

Thank Mary Helen D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Family ride 2016, today I returned for the four hour ride. The scenery and ride through aspen forests were amazing. The stable is still well run and expert guide Nicki gave us interesting facts along the way. This is a professional & safety conscious stable....More

Thank BellBottomBlues
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great activity for all the family and suitable for people with no horseback riding experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, the view was absolutely stunning and the horses were calm and well trained.

Thank Paule F
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was my first backcountry trail ride in Colorado and it was amazing. The scenery is breathtaking and the horses are very well cared for. I rode a sweet surefooted mare named Belle on the four hour ride and she was so well behaved. Our...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My friends and I come here every year. Wouldn't go anywhere else. The horses are well taken care of & the wranglers are friendly & knowledgeable

Thank 767jeannek
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Edwards
River Walk Village
1 review
1.23 km away
Cordillera BearCat Home
2 reviews
1.29 km away
81 Aspen Meadow
2 reviews
5.03 km away
Inn and Suites at Riverwalk
225 reviews
5.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Zino Ristorante
285 reviews
5.05 km away
Lark Burger
247 reviews
4.70 km away
426 reviews
4.89 km away
Juniper Restaurant
285 reviews
5.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vail Valley Anglers
56 reviews
5.07 km away
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
62 reviews
5.53 km away
Freedom Park
33 reviews
5.67 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Marion Hudspeth F
20 September 2016|
Response from BearcatStables | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we are open Christmas Day. We have typically offered a special holiday menu and the price has been around $100/adults and $70/kids please let us know if we can make a reservation for you at 970.926.1578
Marion Hudspeth F
20 September 2016|
Response from BearcatStables | Property representative |
Yes we do offer sleigh rides without dinners. Our bonfire is everynight including during the sleigh rides only times and we have s'mores, hot chocolates, and a full bar for adult beverages too! We plan to open in early Dec... More