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“Great ride, great staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jackson Stables

Jackson Stables
Estes Park, CO 80511
970-586-3341
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Ranked #9 of 34 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great ride, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I took the 1 hr ride with my 10yo who has had riding lessons in the past. The guide, Erik, was friendly and safety conscious. The staff members who choose your horse and get you set up were helpful and efficient, and ready to answer questions and assist novice riders. Helmets are available, but not required. Then there's the scenery... what a great way to take a hike through the mountains!

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, MO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great time, beautiful views, excellent guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went on a 2 hour ride around Moraine Park. The weather for our stay was unfortunately windy (40 MPH gusts!!) so it was a bit cold, but it was worth it nonetheless, and the horse's body kept my legs surprisingly warm!

The above factors, and the fact that it was a 2 hour ride seemed to deter more people, so there was just one other couple on this ride with us. This made it more personal as we had 2 guides.

The guides were very professional and made sure everyone stayed safe. The horses were all very calm and well-behaved. My husband, who had never ridden a horse before, felt very safe and found it easy to direct his horse when it wandered to eat some grass.

We went down a steep trail along a very steep ridge, but the horses must do it all the time and were perfectly fine. Nonetheless, this ride is not for the faint of heart!! They have other trails that are easier/flatter, but we were up for the challenge. They've also go 3, 4 and 8 hour trips. Next time we'll probably go for a much longer one because it was so much fun.

It's also important for you to know that unless you are a regular rider, you are going to be SORE after anything more than an hour ride. I take weekly lessons at home and my legs were still jelly when we got done. I think it's a perfectly fine trade-off ;)

It was a blast!

Visited May 2013
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Rawlins, Wyoming
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“fun ride with family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Did the hour ride as we have smaller kids. The wranglers were helpful and pleasant. Scenery was nice. Ran about $38 per person. Kids really had a good time

Visited April 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Closed Nov through March. heads Up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Thought we would add horseback riding to our list while staying at the YMCA. Not with Jackson, they were closed. This was not clear in the cabin handbook, took a call to the winter number for the stables to figure it out. Maybe next time.

Visited February 2013
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Monument, Colorado
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“pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Riding horses is always amazing and at the Jackson stables, it was very fun. the length of the ride didn't seem very long but the scenery is beautiful.

Visited August 2012
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