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Saddleback Ranch

37350 RCR 179, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-3711
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: A 8,000 acre fourth generation working cattle ranch 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Escape to Saddleback Ranch to enjoy a relaxing day... more » Owner description: A 8,000 acre fourth generation working cattle ranch 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Escape to Saddleback Ranch to enjoy a relaxing day of riding, working cattle and seeing some gorgeous scenery. It is a day you will never forget! Saddleback Ranch is a located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Family Owned and Operated!In the winter we offer:2 hour Photo Opportunity Horseback Rides, Snowmobile Tours and Dinner Tours, Dinner Sleigh Rides YEE-HAW Tubing Hill. In the summer we offer:Cattle Drives- a 4 hour ride moving cattle2 hour Photo Opportunity Rides- Afternoon Horseback or Wagon Dinner Rides ATV Tours « less
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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Did the 2 hour horse ride and was impressed with the staff and scenery. You are in the open sun the whole time, be sure to have suntan lotion on. Ride up a ravine to a hilltop overlook and then back down with no trees for shade. For a beginner, just my style with the horses well mannered.

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Compared several local ranches and Saddleback sounded like a great place. It definitely met our expectations. We decided to go on the dinner ride which included approx 1 hour ride (30 minutes each way) plus a great dinner. Our family chose the New York strip steak for dinner and you can order drinks at their cash bar too. Water, Lemonade,... More

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Becker, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The sights were breathtaking and everyone was extremely friendly. We had Jared and Caleb for guides and there were both the best. Definitely recommend Saddleback Ranch!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were celebrating our anniversary and decided to do something different so we made a reservation at Saddleback Ranch for the early morning ATV Scenic Ranch Tour which is a 2 hour tour of 8,000 farm acres. You ride along the trails and view the cattle in the valley as well as the mountains. You eat a lot of dirt... More

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Naples, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took our 13 year old grandson to this 8000 acre ranch for the horseback ride. The staff was excellent, the barns were immaculate and they were really into safety from the helmet for kids and teenagers to great instruction prior to the trip, nothing was left to chance. The wranglers were personable and took us on a fabulous ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was the best part of our trip! Beautiful horses, beautiful scenery, and extra friendly staff. Enjoyed watching my teens experience horses for the first time. They fell in love with riding. Definitely going to incorporate this new passion into our lives back home. We loved every moment of this!

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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

While traveling to steamboat springs for a wedding my boyfriend found saddleback for me since he knew I wanted to ride while in CO. As an experienced rider of over 20 years I didn't want a nose to tail trail ride on horses that just follow each other around... This was anything but! I did the cattle drive with one... More

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family of 5 signed up for the cattle round up. We were blown away. We were worried it would be a typical event in which it is so dumbed down we would be bored. We were wrong. We ACTUALLY had to move the 250 cattle for miles through the mountains and valleys. There were only 2 ranchers and 12... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our family has been horseback riding now at least 7 times, and this was by far the best experience. The views, the staff and horses were all amazing. Do the 2 hour houseback ride. Great value and much better than the typical 1 hour ride. Lou and her granddaughter Brittany are extremely friendly. Our daughter didn't notice that she had... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wonderful friendly people - great horses, well cared for - they match horse and rider very well - and the scenery is beautiful! And it's great fun to drive the cattle!!

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