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National Park Gateway Stables

3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517
970-586-5269
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Greensboro, NC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was one of the two most memorable experiences of our trip to Colorado (the other was the Durango-Silverton train). My husband grew up riding horses, but I did not, and I'm always a little leery of these trail rides. It doesn't help that on the first one I attempted years ago, I was given an unruly horse. However, this... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a fantastic experience with these folks, and especially with our guide Laura. My horse Moses was a real character, but never out of hand. The scenery was absolutely beautiful yet the terrain never unmanageable. Got plenty close to a heard of elk, and it felt like we were just part of the park while up... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the best ways to experience the park. The horses are well cared for and well-behaved, the guides are friendly and knowledgeable and the trail was beautiful. We went on a 2 hour ride and highly recommend it. The manager Miller was great, and he made sure we were all comfortable and secure on our horses. We are very... More

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Parker, CO
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203 reviews 203 reviews
110 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As a former horse owner, I am leery of 'riding' stables, but I was really pleased with this operation. The staff was friendly, the horses looked well-fed, happy, friendly, and feet were trimmed nicely. We showed up unannounced on a busy weekend, and they were able to fit us in....in fact, we came early the next morning and had the... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My family and I went to Estes Park for my brother's 22 birthday. We decided to go horseback riding again at the same place we did a year before. And it's gets better every time. People are nice as well as the horses. Our tour guide Miller explained all of the agriculture and historical parts of the trail very thoroughly... More

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The entire experience with National Park Gateway Stables was top notch. The reservation process was quick and easy, and they were very accommodating when I asked for a change to the time of our booking. We were fortunate to be in a very small group (only five riders), which was very nice. My mother, who had only been on a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My son and I took the 2 hour trail ride which was perfect. The trail goes right into the Rocky Mountain National Park and was really fun. You don't just go riding on flat ground. The trail goes up stair like trails and down others. I even got my horse to jump a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

SK Stables/National Park Gateway Stables exceeded my expectations for the 2 hour horseback ride. The workers were extremely friendly and made us feel at home after just a few minutes. Miller was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable about the area. He was thoughtful enough to stop at the photo-op spots and take pictures for us. I have done... More

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Belleville, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We took the two hour ride and it was fabulous! We saw a deer before we left the stable area, the ride was great, a little rocky, but with great instruction we did just great. We saw elk sparing and a group of a dozen. It was wonderful! About half way through, we saw a group of wild turkeys. Overall... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place for horse riding. Did the 1 hour trek, scary but good. Nice, professional staff and good fun.

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