With trails spread across thousands of acres in the Roxborough Park area, nestled up against the foothills, Chatfield Stables offers horsey experiences for riders of every skill level, from kids who've never climbed aboard a pony that wasn't coin-operated to the most experienced hands. Since the Platte River runs through the area, there are water features aplenty, as well as forest terrain that often brings visitors into close proximity with the vast array of wildlife that calls Colorado home. As a bonus, the outfit's website includes a "Meet Our Horses" page, so you can get to know the steeds before you saddle up. If you'd prefer someone else take the reins, Chatfield offers a hay ride with a horse-drawn carriage. Get detailed directions to the stables on the same website.