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Platte Ranch Riding Stables

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Address: Hwy 9, Fairplay, CO 80432
Phone Number: 719-836-1670
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I've been on many trail rides and most are tired old horses walking in a straight line. This is different. Yes, horses tend to play follow the leader but if you want, you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Doreen B
Peyton, Colorado
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Peyton, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on many trail rides and most are tired old horses walking in a straight line. This is different. Yes, horses tend to play follow the leader but if you want, you can steer these horses to walk side-by-side, make your own trail or straight line it. Scenery was gorgeous and we did see a bald eagle. You have... More 

1 Thank Doreen B
Morehead City, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Friendly people and well trained horse makes for a great day. So much better than the nose to tail rides found at the resorts.

Thank Korin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What a fantastic experience that was! My wife and I took a 2.5 hour ride with them out in Fairplay. Loved Alphabet yes that is her nickname, Sean and Amy! Great people, matched you with the right horse based on your experience. Coached you before leaving corral, gave a great historic tour! Will be back next year for a longer... More 

Thank Josephf93456
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We went on September 21, just a perfect day in every way imaginable. The sun was out, the trees were changing, and the guides were fantastic! ! Amy and Sean were very attentive to everyone's needs and comfort.Great knowledge of each horse that matched everyone's level . Beautiful scenery and fun ride!! Thanks Platte Ranch Riding Stables! !

Thank TakaSushi44
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My daughter and I visited the ranch for two hour ride. The guides were wonderful. The scenery is so beautiful. I would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank WJDMSP
Morrison, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a beautiful ranch, friendly crew and great horseback ride! Amy, Trigger, Wendy, Jackie & Mike were so helpful and attentive to everyone's needs. The Rocky Mountain vistas are unbelievable. We would recommend this as a "must" on anyone's Colorado to-do list!

Thank julied20152015
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful setting for a morning ride! The scenery, the horses, crossing the creek, up the hills thru the woods and the plateau surrounded by the majestic mountains made for a perfect Colorado experience! I was so fortunate that my friends from Fairplay knew all the guides, they were all so friendly and helpful to all of us, the ride was... More 

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Bedford, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is our third ride at the Platte Ranch. What a wonderful place. My sister was riding for the first time and Shawn could not have been more attentive. We had very different riding abilities in our small group and they paired up the horses for us in a safe yet challenging way. Great place.

Thank Tom S
Fairplay, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the whole family (7 adults) and our 5 and 8 yr old grand daughters on a 2 1/2 hr ride in scenic South Park, Colorado. Beautiful views of the Mosquito and Collegiate ranges. Horses for all abilities. The staff, Amy, Sean, Tigger, and Mike were terrific. They were very helpful with the kids and patient with the adults.... More 

Thank Paul B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The wranglers place you with a horse that fits your skill and comfort level. The 2 hour ride was perfect and we were able to canter the horses! Much more fun that a typical nose- to- taill trail ride

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