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Platte Ranch Riding Stables

Hwy 9, Fairplay, CO 80432
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Fairplay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This fulfilled our perfect horseback riding fantasy... The mountains of Colorado, riding through lush pine groves and through shallow mountain streams. Guided by kindly knowledgeable and experienced riders. Ride across the Ancient Native American hunting grounds of the Ute people. Our band of eight (aged 17 to 74) all enjoyed this experience of a lifetime. A wholesome and peaceful visit... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The friendliest staff, great horses and a a fabulous location make this the best trail ride venue we know of. Amy who runs it is a powerhouse and keeps everything "ship shape" but also creates a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been here several times over many years. This is a beautiful amazing place- not a nose to tail or side by side trail Ride. This is real fun, riding for all levels. Our daughter who is a good rider got to gallop on the top of a Mesa- our son who never rides got to go slowly and... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not a nose to tail ride. Very nice guides in beautiful surroundings. You can trot, gallop, run. One of the best horseback riding trip we took.

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Blaine, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arranged for the trail ride through the activities desk at Grand Lodge on Peak 7. It was at least a 40 minute drive through beautiful scenery and hairpin turns to get there. We had riders with varied experience in our group, including two terrified people who had never been on a horse before. The guides at the Platte Ranch... More

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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our Family of 8, mainly inexperienced riders, came to Platte based on a personal recommendation and of course TripAdvisor - we were not to be disappointed. The most difficult part of the day was actually finding the Ranch - our cellphone GPS didn't seem to like rural Fairplay too much - ensure you have directions before you head out !... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great experience that provided knowledgeable and friendly guides. The ride included guiding our horses over a small creek to climbing a majestic hill that ended with a breathtaking view of the mountain range. Very professional and caring! Daughter became ill at the top of the hill because of altitude sickness. Shawn was awesome, got her from her horse and helped... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We signed up for this at the recommendation of the activities desk at Grand Timber Lodge. It was about a 30 minute drive. We stopped in FairPlay at the Brown Burro for breakfast. When we arrived we were greeted by Tigger and Amy. They discussed our riding skills (minimal for both of us) so they could match us up with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We rode along with Amy and Shawn and they were the greatest! They provided us horses that were absolutely fitting to our abilities. My son had Chipper, my wife Cotton, and I had Grandpa! Grandpa was great, though a little bossy to some of the other horses. We all had a blast! Highly recommended! Tony

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My daughter and I were scheduled to ride at American Safari Ranch but on the morning of our ride the man from Safari Ranch called and cancelled on us. We rushed to Platte Ranch (even though we didn't have reservations) and explained to them what had happened. They got us horses, welcomed us to the group and off we went... More

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