I bought a one hour ride through Groupon for myself, my daughter and her boyfriend. I asked over the phone when I made a reservation (good luck getting through, not great at answering the phone) I asked how much more it would be for 1.5 hours and was told $10 a piece. Sounded great. She said that everyone else for our day had signed up for an hour, so we would probably get a more private tour since we were going longer. She also said the tour guide ("wrangler") would tell us about the history of the area and basically narrate the tour. When we got there it was as if we went back in time. Nobody really seemed interested in talking to us. The office reeked of smoke (and not from cigarettes), which maybe explains why everyone appeared in a haze. Finally, we went outside and after about fifteen minutes two staff members came out and assigned everyone a horse. The horses seemed very nice and well mannered, but they too appeared in a haze, or at the very least, sluggish. The ride was nice. Well marked trails and quiet, pretty scenery. Only the person at the front of the line was able to hear the wrangler speak, so until we got about halfway through the ride and stopped at the top of the mountain were we able to hear any history about the area, etc. Our wrangler, Jesse was very nice and knowledgeable, but made no effort to speak to the eight riders who were not within earshot of him. He did pay attention to the other riders keeping up, and was attentive to not leaving anyone behind. He even offered to take pictures for us. The ride was nearly 1.5 hours, but we found out at the end that because we paid for 1.5 hours, everyone else who only paid for an hour got the benefit of the longer ride without the price, because they didn't want to have to send two wranglers out. We would have enjoyed hearing more about the area. It was odd not to see any wildlife along the way. There was no hot chocolate offered (which was included in our Groupon) but honestly, I'm not sure we would have been amenable to eating or drinking anything there anyway. In the end, it was worth the trip and a nice way to spend the afternoon.
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