1745 Mariposa Rd, Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 244-6034

Check-in Information

1 hour ride times: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
2 hour ride time: 2pm
2 hour sunrise: 7am
2 hour sunset: 6pm

Reserve your space now! Trail rides are for those 8 years and older.
Reservations are recommended. Walk-ins are welcome and are on space available.

Trails at Dawson Ranch Stables

Come enjoy God’s country on a guided horseback ride at Dawson Ranch Stables! Take a ride with our wranglers through southern Colorado’s semi-arid landscape of juniper, cedar, pine trees, yucca, prickly pear, cholla cactus plus other vegetation. The ranch is nestled at the foothill of Fremont Peak in beautiful Canon City, Colorado.

See the great 360° views of the surrounding mountains on horseback. On your ride you will see Fremont Peak, Mount Pisca, and mountain formations Sleeping Indian & Easter Island. You will also see the smelter ruins, Skyline Drive, the city of Canon City in the valley below and the switch back road to Dawson City, a gold mine founded by the Dawson brothers back in early 1898. You might be lucky enough to see the heard of deer that travel through the ranch, or rabbits, hawks, coyote, & other critters.

While waiting for your trail ride you can visit the snack and gift shop, plus the chickens, rabbits, mini donkeys, and our draft horses. This is good ol’ family fun in the true west! Our ranch is only an 8 minute drive from Hwy 50. We are close to all the attractions in and around Canon City like the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Royal Gorge Bridge, rafting, Jeep tours, zip line, museums, shopping in historic downtown Canon City, antique shopping in Florence, and so much more!

Pony Rides for the Cowboy & Cowgirl

For the little cowboy and cowgirl ages 3-7, we offer 1/2 hour pony rides.

1 Hour Ride
A guided trail ride for one hour

2 hour Ride
A guided trail ride for two hours
Sunrise 2 Hour Ride
A guided sunrise trail ride for two hours
Sunset 2 Hour Ride
A guided sunset trail ride for two hours