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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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Description: 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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Excellent Family Experience, great price

We went to GMO on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Salida. We did the 1 hour 12pm ride with our two sons, 6 and 3 years old. My family has limited riding experience and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to GMO on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Salida. We did the 1 hour 12pm ride with our two sons, 6 and 3 years old. My family has limited riding experience and it was a comfortable, enjoyable ride up the mountain with spectacular views. My 6 year old got to ride on his own for... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My daughters and I are experienced horseback riders, and so were unsure whether we would enjoy a gentle trek up the mountain. We were delightfully surprised. Sue made sure we had horses that fit our level (I got to ride her own horse, Dakota), and Caitlin, our guide, was thoughtful, experienced and professional. The scenery was beautiful with stunning views... More 

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Murrieta, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing ride. It has been years since I had ridden a horse and Evelyn, our guide gave such specific instructions, that this was one of the best horseback riding experiences ever. I was relaxed and in control. The horses are very well behaved! My son, 18, loves horses, and enjoyed himself very much! The scenery was beautiful, we took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Andrew was so good with us. He made us feel comfortable and confident on our 2 1/2 hour ride. We really enjoyed our time and wished it would never ended. We look forward to the chance to do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was the best experience of our vacation. It was a last minute idea to try riding. We called Ann at like 8:30 and got her voice mail. Within an hr she called back and set us up for a 2 hr ride @ 12:30. We show up at 12:30 and there was another couple getting ready so we thought... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have 2 young daughters (ages 3 and 6) who are in love with horses. All they wanted to do during our family vacation to Colorado was ride horses. We are so thankful we found out about Granite Mountain Outfitters! We had a wonderful time walking beside our daughters as Andrew and Evelyn led the sweetest ponies on about a... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our 4.5 hour trail ride with Granite Mountain Outfitters was absolutely wonderful! Beautiful summer day, gorgeous views from Mt. Ouray to Sand Dunes to New Mexico, as well as wooded trails through aspen and gurgling brooks. We even saw an elk slipping into the trees! Beautiful horses, wonderful trail guides Randy and Evelyn and memories to last a lifetime! Thanks!... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great views, very experienced guides, horses treated exceptionally!! My husband, son, and myself fully enjoyed our ride, the view, the horses, and the great information that the guides provide-not to mention the ensured safety!!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a wonderful day spent riding with GMO! My friend and I are experienced equestrians and took the all day ride. The horses (and mule) were excellent at their job! The scenery was breathtaking and our guide led us on an excellent adventure! If I find myself back in the area, I will certainly ride there again! First rate facility... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wranglers/Guides Randy and Evelyn were fantastic folks - warm, knowledgeable, experienced. Great horses - not the typical, tired trail ponies. They change the stock regularly with well-trained working ranch horses. The wild flowers were exceptional, the views expansive and the company enjoyable. We did the 2.5 hour ride, and wish we'd had time to do the full-day ride. Next time!... More 

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Address: South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
Phone Number: +1 719-530-0480
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida

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