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Canyon Trails Ranch Guided Horse Tours

13987 Road G, Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-1499
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Cortez
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this fantastic ranch. It is set in the middle of a canyon and is absolutely beautiful. We have twin 14 yr old boys who are adventurous and teenagers. The campsite was quiet and peaceful with enough outdoors for my boys and the stars at night were endless!. We took their guided horseback ride through the... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

three of us of abilities from very experienced to beginner went with Kristy for her morning trail ride. What a great ride. the horses were very well trained and responsive. Kristy took us onto Canyon of the Ancients BLM land. Her stories of the history and archaeology of the area were fascinating. Part of the ride goes by ruins which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We had been to the museums, the park tours, done the day program on local archaeology but our half day ride with Kristie was more fun and informative than all of them combined. Okay if you don't ride often or ever, you will be comfortable and taken care of by your guide and her sure footed steeds. You will experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We couldn't have asked for a better guide. He was really good with the horses and helping us with the horses. He also knew the archeology and history very well. He shared his knowledge in a way that was interesting for everyone. The ruins and the view from the higher elevation were so cool. If I ever did it again... More

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