TRAILs & WorkFun

FREE to Everyone - Live Presentations with our Online Education Series happening in May.  6:30pm MST.  Use these links, on these dates, to watch the live presentations.

Riding and In Person Events Listed Below

2024 Schedule


Events are FREE to RMBCH members /  $5 first ride for non-members / first ride free to any other BCH chapter! (non-riders and hanging out are always welcome and free :)

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Past Events 2024

Past Events 2023

Friday, Dec 15 6pm

Everyone welcome. Coyote’s Coffee Den in Penrose. Please join us for our annual RMBCH Christmas, Holiday, End of Year Gathering or “Whatever you call it” Party. If you wish to play the Santa Game, please bring a wrapped gift $10-20 value, serious or funny. Arrive early to purchase your meal at the counter and join us for a nice evening!


𝐑𝐒𝐕𝐏 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐦𝐛𝐜𝐡.𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝. Join now and your membership is good through 2024! We have so many great rides. Or just come see how much fun we are  $5 first RMBCH ride.

It's time to saddle up for an impressive Black Friday ride that embodies the heart of RMBCH's mission: to celebrate the common sense use of horses in our region's breathtaking backcountry.

Grape Creek is a mesmerizing trail that traces the water's meandering path, crossing it over 30 times in one direction. Nestled within the scenic expanse of the BLM's Royal Gorge region, this equestrian easement is a true gem that requires near constant care and support. Nature's marvels in the form of beaver dams and swift-growing willow brush and other flora make it a dynamic landscape that demands our vigilant stewardship. This event isn't just a ride, it's a testament to our shared commitment to responsible horsemanship and preserving these natural wonders for generations to come.

Calling all riders, beginners welcome, as well as green (SAFE in a group) horses! However, we want to ensure everyone is aware that this trail is rated as 'moderate/intermediate' due to the unique challenge of multiple water crossings for horses. While this offers an exciting adventure, it does require some experience in navigating such terrain. Other possible obstacles include shrub overgrowth that impedes the trail and wildlife such as snakes, bighorn sheep, deer, or coyotes. We encourage beginners to join, but recommend being prepared for these potential hurdles on the ride. Rest assured, our knowledgeable leader will be there to offer support and guidance every step of the way.

Your help in maintaining Grape Creek trail is greatly appreciated! If you're able, bringing along a set of pruning shears or loppers would be a tremendous help. However, please don't feel obligated – your presence alone is a valuable contribution to our mission. Together, we'll make a positive impact on this beautiful trail and its surroundings.

So let's "opt outside" this Black Friday by exploring the beauty of our public lands, while working to maintain and cherish this precious resource. Bonus: you'll avoid the crowds and corporate nonsense that normally fills this day. Come join us, be part of the legacy, and ride for a cause that truly matters!

Ride Start - Nov 24, meet @11am, ready to ride at 1130am. We will stage this ride from Ecology Park (, and ride down into the canyon from there.

Coordinates: 38.418611, -105.260200

CP9Q+HR Cañon City, Colorado

**If the weather has been below freezing for 2-3 days leading up to this ride, we will have to cancel since it will not be safe to take horses through icy creek crossings!**

Please no dogs or stallions; this ride is casual walking speed only, up to 10 miles total.

Sat October 28 Dino Tracks / Spanish Settlement / Hunter Moon Fun Ride - La Junta CO

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻, 𝗼𝗿 you can join the 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 (𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗠𝗕𝗖𝗛 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿s) RMBCH is hosting a weekend of camping under the full moon in Otero county. October 28th is the Hunter Moon, so why not ride past an old Spanish cemetery during the creepiest holiday season? 

Sat October 14 Light Work Ride - Grape Creek, Canon City

Wed October 11, 6:30pm MST The World By Horse - Live zoom presentation

Join us for a unique virtual presentation where Peter will share stories and incredible photos of his travels across Europe and beyond, with horses.

He specializes in communication, leadership, trust, and security on the trail, and also offers guided trail rides and training. We believe there is no such thing as "just a trail horse," because it takes a very talented and bold equine to successfully navigate the trails of Colorado, the US, and the world!

Peter and his team want to help you discover the magic of long distance riding because horses are more capable of awesomeness than you may think. Your horse wants to trust you, but you must also learn to trust your horse before you can have that perfect partnership out on the trails.

About Peter: I have been riding the trails in the European Alps since 2004 with my own horses while exploring the rest of the world with local breeds. The Alps pose a special challenge for the “horse-man” team – with the goal being to return home safe and sound. The mountains make teamwork a must. We learn to trust our horses, just as much as they learn to trust us. They are capable of far more than most people would ever think. As a guide and instructor I teach what I have learned from them and what it takes to give them the security they need.

Learn more at Peter's website

Wed Sep 27 Fun Ride - Twin Eagles, (Lost Creek Wilderness) Tarryall CO

September 24 Fun Trail Ride - Macey Lakes Westcliffe CO

September 23 Fun Ride - Cloverdale Basin, Westcliffe CO

September 23 Light Work Ride - Macey Lakes Westcliffe CO

September 22, 23, 24 Multiple Trail Rides,  Potluck, Social Gatherings & Work Rides Weekend - Westcliffe CO

Sun Sep 3, Music Pass Work Ride

Sat August 19, Dome Rock Fun Trail Ride

July 28,29,30 Brighten the Sangres

Multiple Trail Rides,  Potluck, Social Gatherings & Intro to Work Rides Weekend

Sun July 16, Bruno Gulch Fun Trail Ride

Sat August 26, Grape Creek Work Ride