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Platte Ranch Riding Stables

Hwy 9, Fairplay, CO 80432
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Fairplay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranch & Farm
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Three years ago during our mom and daughters' tri-annual "Girls Go West" trip we went horseback riding at Platte Ranch. We had such a wonderful time riding with our guide, Shawn, that we decided to ride again that same week. In late August, three years later, we again traveled to CO from the east coast and enjoyed a half-day ride... More

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Breckenridge, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went riding with the Platt Ranch folks this past weekend. Had a great time and all staff were very professional and educational about riding horses. I felt like John Wayne for a day! Open range riding, galloping across open fields chasing coyotes! I wanted to increase my knowledge for upcoming Elk hunting season and they spent a great deal... More

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Mesquite, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Four middle-aged (ouch!) women from Texas hit Colorado!! Our "Girls Week" began with an amazing ride at Platte Ranch. We were greeted by warm and friendly folks who immediately made us feel like we were right at home. Paperwork was done quickly and we were soon on our horses. Since no one else was scheduled at our time, we would... More

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I own horses and ride. On vacation I am always afraid of ending up nose to tail for a boring ride! NOT HERE ! I felt like I was on a ride with friends. The non riders were put on good safe follow the pact horses. With my experience I was actually put on a horse the wranglers often ride.... More

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This year my family decided to take our annual family reunion to Breckenridge, CO. Among one of our favorite activities was horseback riding at Platte Ranch with the patient Alphabet, quick witted Tigger, friendly and informative Shawn, and the lovely Wendy and Kelsy. When we first arrived we were excitedly greeted by Batman, a most friendly and free spirited black... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Amy and her crew provided a priceless experience for our entire family. We arrived with three families with 7 kids ranging in age from 4-11. I rode double with my 4 year old and we both had an amazing time from trotting, to riding at our own pace with guides to crossing creeks, and enjoying the mountain scenery. All horses... More

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Sahuarita, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and grandchildren (12 and 10) had a great horseback riding experience with the friendly and expert guides at Platte Ranch. Despite our inexperience and lack of confidence, they were very patient and provided clear instructions. The ranch is absolutely beautiful. Amy, Alphabet, Craig and the rest of the staff were terrific.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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