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Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone Number: 719 633 5667
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Good way to see Garden of Gods

Did a 2 hour morning tour with our 2 children. I was on Easy, who wanted to eat a lot. I was really trying to get her to stop, but it didn't always work. We saw a lot of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Horseback was a great way to see Garden of the Gods. But my family and I are all experienced riders. We could only walk in a single file line even though there were some nice open areas to trot or more. We had a guide in the front and rear with too many people (maybe 15-20) in between. Spent quite... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I thought that riding a horse through the Garden of God's would be fun and relaxing. It was fun, but not very relaxing. We were worried about our horses more than seeing what was around us. His horse wanted to bite mine and mine kept trying to eat everything. This would be fine if it weren't for... More 

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California, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Did a 2 hour morning tour with our 2 children. I was on Easy, who wanted to eat a lot. I was really trying to get her to stop, but it didn't always work. We saw a lot of the Garden of Gods and guides were loud explaining different rock formations. We had 3 guides scattered throughout our group of... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was a hot dry morning but what a great day for a ride on horseback through the Garden of the Gods. Even though I had never been on horseback as well as my 11 year old grandson, the staff were wonderful and made sure we had and outstanding experience.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were looking for an adventure and that's what we got! The staff was very helpful and put me, a new rider at ease quickly. The ride through the Garden of the Gods was wonderful, my only complaint is that I could not always hear what the guides were explaining about the Gardens.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I have both been to Garden of the Gods in the past; and we thought horseback riding would be a great way to introduce our 9 and 16 year old daughters to the park. We could not have been more pleased with this choice. It was the most thrilling ride of this style we have done, up... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our first adventure in the Colorado Springs area. Wranglers seemed to know what they were doing. We inexperienced riders, on the other hand, did not know what we were doing :) We were given a few directions and put on horses in the middle of a group and off we went! The horses pretty much know what to... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had a breathtaking horseback ride through Garden of God's! I have never experienced rock climbing on a horse before. Our Wrangler was Tiffany and she was wonderful! Great job making the family who were inexperienced feel at ease on the horses and provided great info on the Garden of the God's. Loved every bit of the experience!

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Vandalia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was the first thing we did in Colorado Springs. We did the two hour ride, and it was about perfect. The trail guides Travis, Ashlyn, Kayla did a great job. My son rode easy, and he was anything but easy. The view was unbeatable. We were in the back with Ashlyn, she was new to Colorado, but has obviously... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Took the 2-hour ride with my 11 year-old granddaughter, who loved it. She has only ridden a couple of times, & never on a trail, but the instruction we received, and the fact that Travis, our wrangler, had us at the head of the line to help her out if necessary was great. The scenery was beautiful (it's Garden of... More 

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Address: Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone Number: 719 633 5667
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs

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