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Academy Riding Stables

4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719 633 5667
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Colorado Springs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best way to take a leisurely tour of the inside of Garden of the Gods, vs. the paved roadways. Guides are helpful and informative of the formations and history of the park.

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Rayville, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The stables was very clean and the tour guide Becca was very knowlegable however the ride was short and was really expensive for no more than you get....the whole tour may have been 30 mins and costed $98 for two people. Just not worth the money!!!

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Monument, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are locals and wanted to go horseback riding. We have been to Garden of the Gods plenty of times but this was are first time seeing it on horse back. It was wonderful. The scenery was beautiful. The trail was interesting and our guide, Marlin, was fantastic. Well worth the "price of admission." We did the two hour tour... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As beginner riders, we were amazed at the experience we were provided! The experienced wranglers were very helpful and patient with us. We've never been given such detailed instructions on how to manage a horse on a trail ride. Besides keeping us safe on our 2-hour tour through the Garden of the Gods, they also gave us the history and... More

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Garden City, Kansas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Beautiful ride through God's Country. Make reservations well in advance-it's booked up all season. I recommend taking the short trip unless you are used to being in the saddle or you will feel the "saddle sore"....

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Arlington, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The place is right next to Garden of the Gods and is not too hard to find off of the highway. The front desk was nice and friendly. They provide helmets. There is a weight limit- if you weight more than 250lbs or if you are under age 8, you can't ride, so if you have young kids, that might... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We rode horses at this stable during a visit in the Spring of 2013. It was enjoyable and the staff were friendly.

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Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We go often because it is our favorite place to ride. Beautiful trail ride through the Garden of the Gods with breathtaking views. The staff is friendly and so are the horses!. Beginners can feel comfortable and experienced riders can truly enjoy. We always have great time and look forward to going back any time of the year. All seasons... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good place to take kids. My kids are 6 and 5 and they enjoy going every time. Reservations are preferred but not required.

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Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Spend the money and take the 2 hour ride through Garden of the Gods. This was my favorite part of our 10 day vacation. Nice people, nice horses, nice place.

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