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“Giddy Up!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Park Gateway Stables

National Park Gateway Stables
3450 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517
970-586-5269
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Ranked #9 of 53 Activities in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Atascocita, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Giddy Up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I took the two hour meadow tour. Amazing scenery along the way. Clean stables and a well run operation. Keep your eyes open to spot chipmunks, assorted birds, deer and elk. Received excellent instructions to help me be my best cowgirl.

Visited June 2013
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Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Dream Fulfilled!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was so nervous and rattled about my first horseback ride. Made a trip to the restroom before our scheduled ride, and strolled into the "Men's" room, yeah, I'm a lady. And yes, one of the male guides was washing his hands.
I told our guide I wanted a short, slow horse, thinking the fall off a short horse would not be as life threatening. Well, my horse "Lollipop" was the tallest! But, quickly became my best bud. This experience was the highlight of our week-long trip to Colorado. Our guide (Riley) was very understanding and answered all my amateur questions. He made me feel very at-ease and safe. Felt like a real cowgirl. We took the 2 hour ride which was perfect. Staff was welcoming, organized and very polite.

Visited June 2013
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Champaign, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We took a 2-hour ride on horseback into Rocky Mountain National Park from this stable. The guide knew how to handle horses, and we had a relaxed ride through woods and on the edge of a meadow. The scenery was beautiful. The horses were well trained. If I could offer a suggestion for improvement, it would be that the guides know about the geology, flora and fauna of the park so they can answer riders' questions about what they are seeing. Our guide was not from the area so she couldn't answer many of our questions. We selected this stable because of great reviews on TripAdvisor. I'm not sure whether the other stables could have offered more information about the park.

Visited June 2013
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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had a large group and they were able to accommodate us! We did the two hour ride and it was perfect! My daughter is only 5 and only been on a horse a few times. I was worried she might be nervous but she did awesome! She can't stop talking about it!
I would highly recommend a ride with these guys!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Worth the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The staff was friendly and helpful. The ride was nice and the horses were well behaved. We had Hannah as a tour guide and she did a very good job. We stopped at a pretty spot and she took everyone's picture which was really nice.

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