Beaver Creek Stables

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Beaver Creek Stables
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Horseback Riding Tours
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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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Becklight
Delray Beach, FL21 contributions
The scenery is bar none and the horses very responsive. We did the two hour ride. The pricing is a little steep but I felt it was worth it for the ride. However, the guides were not the greatest. We had a ride of 12 people, way too many for that trail. I asked the wrangler for help adjusting my daughter's helmet and she came down and helped someone else's daughter, inexplicably. Then the guide, (who seems sweet by the way) didn't even stop to make sure our saddles and setup were working well. People a few horses in could not hear her instructions. My stirrups were way too high, and finally someone yelled from the back that their saddle was slipping off and we finally stopped to adjust everything. On a two hour ride, wrong stirrups and saddles slipping off will break you. A stop 20 minutes in like another stable we rode in is absolutely a must. I highly recommend a helmet as the trees are quite low and the branches could hurt you (people lost their hats). 5 stars for the ride, 4 stars for the guides.
Written July 17, 2020
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Greg D
Castle Rock, CO3 contributions
Family
We did the 1-hour trail ride with Liz and Virginia and had an absolute blast! The entire process, from booking to ride’s end was extremely professional and smooth, and the ride itself was simply wonderful. We look forward to returning again as soon as humanly possible. Liz and Virginia - you're the best!
Written June 15, 2021
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dr_reagan
Decorah, IA338 contributions
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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Anne S
Phoenix7 contributions
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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agopiola
4 contributions
My wife and I had a wonderful time @beavercreek stables on Tuesday, July 28th. We booked a two hour ride which took us, along with 6 other people, through a winding trail of aspen trees. Panoramic mountain views, gorgeous surroundings..

Our only recommendation: If there was a way to lessen the group size simply because we could not hear our wrangler since we were the last two.
Written August 1, 2020
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Queences
Cypress, TX849 contributions
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
12 contributions
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
office194 contributions
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, NJ35 contributions
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
7 contributions
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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