Beaver Creek Stables
Beaver Creek Stables
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beaver Creek is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Trails for our horseback riding activities here in the Vail Valley have been carefully chosen to make rides tranquil, scenic and relaxing for our guests. We will ensure that you have time to truly relax, have an authentic outdoor experience, and enjoy your summer vacation in the Vail Valley.
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Anne S
Phoenix6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My family of four (children 10 and 12) took the 2 hour ride on a sunny and warm August day. The ride afforded great views as expected but beware the majority of the ride occurred where there was no shade, although the beginning of the ride went through an Aspen forest. We all agreed that due to the heat and sun exposure we would choose the one hour ride instead. We also thought we'd get to dismount up top, but we were told to stay on the horses, although the guide offered to take pictures (but this spot was not the most scenic). Finally, my family was up front so could mostly hear the guide, but no one behind us could, and when those individuals responded they could not hear, the guide did not accommodate. That seems to be a bit of a safety hazard, as there was no guide in back to repeat directions. We had a small group though, no more than 8 riders. The guide was friendly and answered my family's questions; There was just the issue of voice projection. The horses are well trained and seem well treated. We've taken other, similar trail rides before and have experienced tired/irritated horses that are clearly over-ridden and more likely to kick at the horse behind them. There were a few small instances of that on this ride, but no horse bucked. Only a few kicked back a bit, which is normal horse-behavior when the riders are young and have a hard time keeping space between the horses.
Written August 9, 2021
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dr_reagan
Decorah, IA358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
My wife, who is an experienced rider, and I….who am NOT, had a fabulous time on the two hour trail ride today. Our wrangler guide Chase was very calm and entertaining for the entire ride. There were a couple kids who had not ridden and he helped and encouraged them perfectly! Every horse in our group of 8 did exactly as they should and were very well trained.
Written June 21, 2021
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Kathy O
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The location is pretty and the one hour ride was a nice loop. We had a group of 4 adults and two children, 8 and 10. Our littlest one, age 4, could not ride due to age, but he was able to ride a pony for a bit and that was nice. I thought our male wrangler was not used to kids as he seemed to have a gruff time with them. Also, I wish that the wranglers had offered to take photos of us on our horses as I was discouraged from our wrangler from using my phone for photos as he thought I would drop it and a horse step on it. It might have been nice to have had a photo taken of each rider with their own phones before taking off on the ride. All in all, though, it was a very nice ride with decent horses and our whole group was pleased to have gone on the ride. There was nothing strenuous about this ride for the riders.
Written September 7, 2022
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Queences
Cypress, TX958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We took the BC Lake Ride and it is worth the experience ! We are not conditioned to do long hikes, and this was a great option. The beloved lake in the end was our prize ❤ So clear and beautiful. Our wrangler, Chase, was very patient with our family of three. I got the best horse, Oliver. Highly recommend
Written June 23, 2021
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Wsbrenner
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
My family of five, 2 adults 3 boys under the age of 13 were encouraged by our hotel staff to do this attraction. We decided to do a 2 hour trail ride through the pines from the Beaver Creek stables. At $100 we new it was expensive but we thought it would be well worth it. The scenery was spectacular but our wrangler/guide was impatient and seemed very easily frustrated. As we drew close to the stables at the end of our excursion her attitude changed drastically for the worse.By the time we got back to the stables she threw off her hat and ripped her shirt off and threw it to the ground. Really classy. I would not recommend this trip to anyone who has kids and anyone who is inexperienced with horses. Perhaps the stables in Vail have friendlier staff who are more inclined to deal with families and their kids.
Written August 5, 2014
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MLDorris
office187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
The horses were teh best trail horses I have ever been on. I rode Badger-an actual Mustang, which was wonderful. The trails can be narrow on the mountain, but the horses new where they were going! The ride was great and the picnic lunch at the lake was unforgettable. The guide was the best I ever had. Definetly book this adventure!
Written July 24, 2013
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TallJim
Spring Lake, NJ36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
We are not at all a horse-riding family but after one day hiking in the mountains we thought it would be fun the next time to let the horses do the walking. This was a good decision and BC Stables did a great job guiding us on a beautiful trip up the mountain. The guide was very cheerful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and was quite good at helping complete novices ride a horse for the first-time. You are given a short prep on how to approach, mount and ride a horse. The horses are very well-trained and calm, and they basically know the walking path and as a rider you do not have to do too much – just pull the rein every so often to keep them focused.

The scenery is beautiful. The trip is not cheap; by the time you tip the guide the expected 20% the two-hour trip costs about $100 per person. You can also do a 1-hour ride or a full-day ride. But the trip is good value as BC Stables does an excellent job and this is a unique way to enjoy the mountain.

I also note that you want to reserve in advance as the ride slots fill up. BC Stables is especially convenient if you are staying in BC as you just call the BC shuttle and they get you and the drive to the stable is about 10 minutes up the mountain. But if you are not staying at BC that is fine as you can drive your own car to the stables.
Written September 2, 2011
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Simeon W
Stamford, CT7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
First off... beautiful terian... amazing views..and a trail that was a lot of fun and challenging.

The problems i had were 2fold never got an email confirmation ... called there phone # for 3 days and emailed.. got no response.. luckily i remembered reservation time.

But my biggest issue was .. We were a group of 10 with one wrangler... my family was in the back.. never heard from/saw/ had any interaction with wrangler for the whole hour!!

We had to play telephone and guess what she was saying. It was my first time on a hrse and was left very dissapointed
Written August 20, 2018
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tamjan
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Beaver lake ride. An AMAZING knowledgeable wrangler! A stunning view , what a fantastic memory for a group who want to get a panoramic view of the area. Spectacular lake. A little over 3 hour ride. Loved the personality of each horse. Can’t speak highly enough of the wrangler. Took time to get to know everyone. He make someone who hasn’t ridden in 5 years very comfortable. Only constructive criticism:
Didn’t like the tipping at the beginning in bad taste. Also - please dot make your guests mount in a muddy corral
Written August 5, 2018
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Paul E
Colorado Springs, CO170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Took two of the grandkids, ages 7 and 9, for the one hour ride and they loved it. Our guide Kevin took care to select the best horses for them since they were first timers. The scenery throughout the ride is amazing and it's an easy trail to navigate. A souvenir bag is provided that hooks on the saddle horn and is handy for water and cameras. Do recommend you brings water since the trail can get dusty in parts. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes because you rub against trees and brush. Going back to Avon next month and plan to take the two hour ride.
Written July 6, 2017
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