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Address: 2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
Phone Number: +1 970-926-1578
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour...

(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour rides that are great for all levels including beginners. Leaving the barn you will head for a short tour through the Bearden Homestead and head up the trail system for views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge and on a clear day out to the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail. Explore the White River National forest from the saddle in our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides and see the entire Vail Valley from the forest above- great for intermediate and advanced riders. Our signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world famous authentic Colorado experience! 4 days traveling via horse back from Vail to Aspen- there is nothing else like it!Children under 6 years can enjoy pony rides at the stables. All horseback riding children must be 6 years and older to participate. Bearcat Stables is open 7 days a week May-October

(Winter)-Our sleigh ride and dinner is the Vail Valley's most authentic dining experience. Allow our horse-drawn sleigh to pull you through the snow covered fields while you enjoy a hot beverage and warm blanket to snuggle under. Dinner follows the sleigh ride in Bearcat's Cabin, a historic Vail Valley homestead. Stay and enjoy s'mores by the fire, and a signature cocktail from Doc's Bar. Great for families of all ages. Sleigh rides only from 3-4.30pm, sleigh ride with dinner seating's at 5.30 and 7.30 Tuesday-Saturday. Dec-Mar

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While looking for a fun, winter activity to do on vacation after skiing, I stumbled across BearCat Stables, and thought a horse drawn sleigh ride would be fun. We could only get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Angela_Houser
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While looking for a fun, winter activity to do on vacation after skiing, I stumbled across BearCat Stables, and thought a horse drawn sleigh ride would be fun. We could only get a reservation for 7:45 which was a little late, but that is what we get for booking so late during the busy season! I loved the horses! It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience last night. A 1 horse open sleigh ride. Beautiful red sleigh pulled by Wyatt. The dinner was fantastic (I'm a bit of a food snob), great wine list, terrific service. I highly recommend this romantic experience.

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BearcatStables, General Manager at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Dear Kris Thank you so much for the kind words! Wyatt sure is a special horse, so happy to hear you go to have him for your private sleigh ride. We appreciate the great review, please come see in the summer for our horse back ride! Cheers, Jill More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We decided to do this because my wife has always wanted to go on a one-horse open sleigh ride in the snow. Well this was a two-horse open sleigh ride with a small group, but that was just great for us. The group sleigh has 4 rows, but you really need to sit in the first two if you want... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to visit us at Bearcat Stables! We are always excited to hear when you have a great experience. We hope you were able to get a lot of pictures with the horses for lasting memories. Please come again to visit us in the summer! Enjoy your stay in the Vail Valley. More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I was excited to do something out of the ordinary for my parents' visit on our trip to Vail. A sleigh ride seemed like a wonderful option for my parents who rarely see snow. It was pretty chilly out, so we were glad we brought hand warmers with us. It was interesting to hear about the horses, and our guide,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We did a one hour ride with my non horseback riding friends. The horses were very gentle and our guide Nicole was a doll. One of the highlights of our trip to the Avon/Vail area.

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and visiting us at Bearcat Stables and are so happy to hear you had a great ride with us. Fall is truly the best time of year. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, Jill Ragaller Director of Sales and Marketing More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Friendly staff and well mannered horses. Scenic trails on hillside and through forest. Great views. Narrow and sometimes rocky and steep trails, but horses handle these well. Some road/freeway noise. Only riders at front can hear guide's comments. Small bar open before and after rides. Easy access from Vail area, ~25 min driving time. Ask about discounts. Facebook coupon for... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit with us at Bearcat Stables, and for the wonderful review. We truly appreciate it. The fall colors were wonderful this year and are happy you got to enjoy them from the saddle. Come see us again soon! Kindest Regards, Jill Ragaller Director of Sales and Marketing More 

Duarte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My husband haven't been horseback riding for several years, but wanted to take a trail ride on a recent trip. We chose Bearcat Stables - and we are so glad we did. We booked a 3-hour ride, and it was really 3 hours - solid riding through beautiful land. Our group was the wrangler and 2 others plus the 2... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Recommendation for a different ride in the mountains by Park Hyatt Concierge and they were dead on with their description. Well run operation with great wranglers and views that are breathtaking! This one is located up near Cordillera just past their stables. Upon arriving we were greeted and brought to the cabin to fill out the forms and get things... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went here for a birthday sleigh ride with a large group of friends and also had dinner. The sleigh ride was magical, starting with group photos with the very large horses. and beverages around the fire waiting for everyone to arrive. We loaded up into the sleighs and off we went. the night was clear and starry! Getting away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing horse ride up into the mountains The scenery was breathtaking The wrangler , Kylie was information and considerate All the staff went out of their way to make my trail ride possible The facilities and the horses were great

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