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Granite Mountain Outfitters

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Address: South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
Phone Number: +1 719-530-0480
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Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

1 hour Horseback Rides,

2.5 hour Horseback...

Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

1 hour Horseback Rides,

2.5 hour Horseback Riding,

1/2 day Trail Rides,

Full day Trail Rides.


"A Ride of a Lifetime" Granite Mountain Outfitters horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders.

We look forward to giving you a ride of a lifetime, experienced guides, responsive horses and fabulous country! Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Horseback rides or trail rides are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention.

From novice to expert we will match the horse, the rider, and the group to each rider's ability. An ideal group size is no more than 4-6 horses; however, larger groups are catered to on an individual basis. Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved.

The rides leave at 8700ft riding to 10,000ft viewing the Sangre de Cristo's, San Lewis valley, historic Mt Ouray & the Collegiate Peaks. A short driving distance from the Buena Vista and Salida area.

We ride with pride and have a ton of fun!

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This was the best guided horseback riding trip I have ever been on. The guides were excellent. We had one on our trip who was a little nervous and Evelyn made her very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Silverdale, Washington
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Silverdale, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was the best guided horseback riding trip I have ever been on. The guides were excellent. We had one on our trip who was a little nervous and Evelyn made her very comfortable. The horses were well matched to riders. It was also the only time I have ever had a safety lesson before the ride. The scenery was... More 

Thank Christine19670
Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Had a great sunset ride with wrangler Randy. Thanks for an awesome experience. The horses were well cared for and the facilities were very nice. You can tell the owner/operator takes pride in the business.

Thank Karen S
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great getaway! Sue,Evelyn, and Randy are the best! Come in as strangers and left as friends! Best way to experience the Rockies is with Granite Mountain Outfitters! Very professional staff. Best vacation experience in many years! Will definitely make this a yearly getaway if not more often. If your looking to untie some knots this is the place for you!!!

Thank MKlovestravel
Janesville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We went on a sunset trail ride, and it was our first trail ride here. They were easy to contact to set up a ride, with simple directions to the ranch. We ended up being the only ones on the ride, so we were lucky enough to have our guide all to ourselves. She was great about giving us information... More 

Thank Ann G
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Our visit was absolutely wonderful! These people know what they are doing and how to create a truly memorable and safe riding experience in some of the worlds finest mountain country. We can whole heartedly recommend Granite Mountain.

Thank Brady J
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I took the 2 1/2 hour trail ride with our expert and terrific guides, Sue and Evelyn in September, 2015. My husband has some riding experience but I had almost none so I was extremely appreciative of the care and encouragement these expert horsewomen gave me to make it a great experience and dispel my nervousness. The... More 

Thank Love_to_travel33388
Colorado City, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Thank you so much, GMO. Me and my dad had the greatest time on his visit to Colorado. This was the most perfect way for people of all ages to experience the beauty of Colorado. I can't suggest this enough!

Thank Justine M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a lovely, lovely morning ride with GMO. Their horses are very well cared for (as is apparent when they give them multiple breaks up a very steep incline), their feet are well trimmed and shoed and coats are shiny. It’s so nice to see an outfitter that genuinely cares about their animals as well as the customer experience.... More 

Thank jkffx7
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We are experienced riders who have taken innumerable trail rides. GMO is one of the best outfitters we have ever come across. Our 2 1/2 hour ride featured spectacular views, lots of wildflowers, and a knowledgeable guide who sincerely enjoyed her job. Ask for Evelyn. I was most impressed with the quality of the horses, and concern for their welfare.... More 

Thank Lynn S
Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Evelyn did a great job of leading our family of 6 on a beautiful 2 1/2 hour ride. The weather was great and the scenery was spectacular. Only one of us had some horseback riding experience, but the instruction given before the ride was very thorough and the horses were very easy to ride. I would definitely recommend this activity... More 

Thank Doug K

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