Welcome to A&A Historical Trails


 

 

Historical Trails is a Colorado horseback riding tour and stable different and unique among many Colorado stables. Don’t be limited by the “guided only” Colorado horse riding, and by restrictions and age limits commonly imposed by the other large, mass market Colorado Stables. Learn to ride a horse and you can have one of the most thrilling experiences of your life! We offer Rocky Mountain trail horse riding with a number of unique guided and un-guided trail rides … to old 1800’s cemeteries, gold mines, rides to Colorado casinos, and much more! Explore the best in Colorado trail horseback rides, horse rental, pack trips, hunting horses, pack horses, and more with Historical Trails!

Hi, my name is Ginger DeRay...

…and I am the owner and operator of A&A Historical Trails Stables.

I was born on a cold, stormy Feb. day in 1955 in Grand Lake, CO, where my parents operated a lodge and a pony ring by the lake. My parents eventually lost the lodge because of “paperwork.” Penniless, they moved to Aurora (east Denver) with a pony ring to start Saddle Lane Stables. I don’t remember when I first rode a horse. I do remember, however, helping my mom make ribbons from scratch… ribbons that were given away every Sunday to participants in the weekly gymkanas my parents offered. When I was 14, I left my parents, my three sisters, my two bothers, and my home in order to find my destiny. Six months later, I realized what my destiny was… it was that which I had left! So homeward bound I went with a new outlook on life and a new respect for my parents and environment.

horseback riding near denver colorado

A&A Historical Trails Reviews
★★★★★

What a great view!!!

My teenage daughter and I wanted to ride horses in the mountains during our Colorado vacation and we found this place not far from our lodgings. We went on a one hour ride as we are both veginners. Our guide was super informative and picked the perfect horses for us.

– Tamara R
Best Day of My Life!!

I almost didn't make it out here, but am so thankful that I did! It is difficult to access without a car, but I took a "casino" shuttle bus from downtown Denver, and Ginger, the owner picked me up at the casino! Talk about great service!

Eden K
High Altitude Trail Ride

We took the cemetery ride which provided both a fantastic view up the mountains along an authentic but long abandoned mining road and a short but welcome break (for the occasional rider) to walk around the historic Russel Gulch cemetery. What a great time and experience!

– mcjandd Urbandale, Iowa
Best Trail Ride Ever, Horses are great and staff was great.

After the ride, Ginger was there waiting and we helped put the horses up and all the tack. We spoke to Ginger and Barb for a little while about horses, Colorado, and life and had a great time. We will be back, can't wait to do another ride. We have ridden horses most of our lives, these horses were in great shape and eager to go at any moment. Can't say enough good things about Ginger and Barb, thanks so much for a great time. Anthony and Tracey

– Anthony C
You won't find any better views so close to Denver

I have been coming up to A&A Historical Trails for years and the trails and views just keep getting better and better! The trail Ginger has for 2016 is magnificent! Her horses are all well behaved and very safe.

colozonan2 Phoenix, Arizona