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Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone Number: 719 633 5667
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Wonderful Experience!

Myself and my friend had a great 2 hour ride through the garden of the gods on what was also a very warm day. We had micheala as our guide and she was brilliant giving talks about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Myself and my friend had a great 2 hour ride through the garden of the gods on what was also a very warm day. We had micheala as our guide and she was brilliant giving talks about the history but also making sure all the horses were behaving and that we were comfortable. The scenery was stunning and the rock... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was an astonishingly wonderful experience in what must be one of the most beautiful places in the world, Garden of the Gods. For the sake of the review, we did a 3 hour ride with our guide Travis, who was fantastic.

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N Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful experience! The ride was beautiful through the Garden of the Gods, the staff was friendly and personable. I was a nervous wreck since it was my first time and the experience was one to remember. However, my only complaint was the guy named Pete. Pete was the head handler for the ride. He... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I had spent the week looking for a home in COS. On the last day, we decided to take a two hour ride at the stables! It was the second best decision we made all week (the first finding a house and deciding this was THE place to live)! We had a very informative guide, jumped a... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful-very knowledgeable staff-took our cub scouts here, they had a great time-nice trails. Even an area where the boys could have their horses gallup if they wanted.

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

First things first, horses seemed VERY well cared for! Happily munching on hay, affectionate, and strong, healthy feet! We were also informed that they have more than enough horses to give rides so they are able to rotate and give the horses a day off. Very pleased with overall care of animals which is HUGE for me Our wrangler Nate... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I paid for a two hour horseback ride. We left early (I looked at my watch and it was 11:40 am-was to leave at noon). A storm was approaching in the afternoon. I said to my guide that I could do either 1 or 2 hours. She proceeded to wrap up around the hour mark without informing me. We may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Being an adult rider with no experience, I felt very comfortable on the horse assigned to me. Fantastic spot right in a residential area!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are a family of five and we did the 2 hour ride. We were the only ones on this tour and our wrangler Nate was fabulous. The staff was very attentive, informative and friendly. The horses were amazing and knew exactly where to go and were very well trained. this was the highlight of our trip!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's a beautiful area to ride around, but the staff is not very warm, friendly or helpful. It almost feels like it's an inconvenience that you want to ride their horses. It used to be such a good deal to ride there ($15/hour) about 7 years ago; totally worth it to go multiple times a year with all the kids,... More 

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