We will meet at the stables where the Donks live. I will go over safety procedures, and handling skills. Then we will start the hike. The hikes can last up to 1.5 hours. I will tailor the hike to meet the needs of the hiker. There are a few steep parts ( but you can do it) I encourage the hikers to be in charge of the donkey, yes you will know each other very well when finished. We will stop to take pictures, and enjoy the scenery. Rosco or Mordicai will have a pack saddle to carry your water and other items. After the hike, the Donks need to be brushed and feet cleaned. You may participate if you would like. And they always get a treat at the end of a good hike. If you are specifically interested in the sport of Pack Burro Racing, I can arrange more of a run and hike than just hike.
I have had donkeys for over ten years. I have hiked the manitou trails with Rosco and Mordicai every week of those years. Everyone I meet on the trails are fascinated with them. They bring joy and smiles out of everyone they meet. I also participate in pack Burro racing , a Colorado heritage sport. (Running with your donkey for miles of mountain trails) my favorite Donk adventure is over night pack trips to high mountain lakes.
We will hike Ute Indian trail , it's part of the old road travelers used back in the silver and gold rush days. Donkeys were used to transport goods over the pass during the gold and silver rush days.
Donkey trail hikes in manitou springs