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Address: 13987 Road G, Cortez, CO 81321
Phone Number: (970) 565-1499
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Much more than a horse ride.

We showed up late. Not our fault, GPS had us pull in the wrong place, not even close. Christie told us it happens often and she has talked to the people at Google about it. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We showed up late. Not our fault, GPS had us pull in the wrong place, not even close. Christie told us it happens often and she has talked to the people at Google about it. It's another 8 miles from where we turned in the first time. Totally worth the effort to keep going. Thankfully we were the only two... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was not really looking forward to going horseback riding. I use to ride in high school but my wife really wanted to go. We had been on other trail rides that were not impressive. Let me tell you this is no regular trail ride. Well worth the money. We also got to explore cliff dwellings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Cheryl took us on an unbelievable tour. The horses were well trained and we are beginner riders. We stopped and got to see caves and petro gylphs. Cheryl took pictures we will cherish forever. This tour is a must. The owners Kristie and Rodney run a first class ranch and camp ground. We are so HaPpY we made this stop.

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Kilchberg, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a fantastic time in the Sand Canyon, guided by Cheryl. Deeply impressed all around - horses well cared of and groomed, all properly fitted (hey - they don't make saddle straps for 6'4* standard). Lovely day, scenery spectacular, easily accessible Anasazi ruins aplenty. What a way to do sightseeing! We were made very welcome, very well taken care... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I road tripped from New Orleans to San Francisco and Horse Riding with Kristie was the one of the very best things we did. I wish we could have spent longer. I'm a novice rider and my wife used to ride in her childhood. We each were given wonderful horses to suit our needs. Thank you for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I went on a three hour ride with Kristie in August 2014. Kristie knows so much about the area - she offered insights into the history, archeology, flora and fauna as we rode into the canyon. I am a regular rider, and my husband rides only once or twice a year. The horses were sure-footed, laid-back and... More 

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Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You know those times you spend money and never look back and think twice? This is it! I just can't say enough good things about this experience! I have rode all of my life. The horses are well cared for, good tack and good trails. Christie knows the history of this place and you will feel like you have stepped... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had selected McElmo Canyon (where Canyon Trails Ranch is located) as a place to stay for two nights while visiting Mesa Verde, but we actually ended up enjoying the hours we spent in McElmo Canyon even more than the walks we did in Mesa Verde. Part of the reason for that was the half-day (morning) horse tour my husband... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The experience was amazing! A combination of country hospitality, rugged trail ride and local historic sites. Kristie and Rodney were very nice and knowledgable about the sites we visited. The horses were friendly and WELL-BEHAVED! My family had an AMAZING time and we will be back to camp and ride again!

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I visited Cortez, CO, to celebrate our anniversary. We broke up our mesa verde hiking days with a trail ride and were certainly not disappointed. Kristie was so friendly, knowledgeable, and very considerate of our experience level and needs. She is also concerned about and does preserve the archeology of the region. We felt like we made... More 

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