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Academy Riding Stables

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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Garden of the Gods

We are inexperienced riders. The trip was great. We wanted to get all of the sights from horseback... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vince B
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Fantastic experience...Thanks Jericho!

This was a great adventure. We did the 2 hour excursion. What beautiful scenery riding through the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ron F
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Siren, Wisconsin
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We offer breathtaking horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods. Please go to our website to make online reservations. If you have any questions at all please feel free to call. We can't wait to meet you!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“great ride” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
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+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are inexperienced riders. The trip was great. We wanted to get all of the sights from horseback, do we took the two hour ride. The stable was crowded and we were delayed, but they made it right. Our tour was all we had hoped...More

Thank Vince B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great adventure. We did the 2 hour excursion. What beautiful scenery riding through the Garden of Gods. The facility and the animals were top notch. This was our 4th riding horseback at various places and by far the best. The horses are...More

Thank Ron F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing ride! Beautiful country and pretty horses. Can't get much better than that. Do wear sunscreen though. ;)

Thank Tracy C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the two hour riding tour of Garden of the Gods and it was awesome! We felt that they matched us up well to the right personality of the horses. We saw great views of the park that you can’t get by riding thru...More

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bucket List: ✅. Best setting ever for a ride. We drove 3 hours to get there for the experience. We were not disappointed. Sore 😌, but great ride, nice staff and and they seem to take good care of the houses. Have ridden here since...More

Thank KCSpirit
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a group of 8 and the experience was nice. The scenery on horseback was beautiful! Riding the horses was pretty boring and very slow; however, it gave you a better chance to take in and absorb God's beauty!!! The owners and ranch hands...More

Thank Caprice B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you were to try to see all of the wonders of the Garden of the Gods on foot, it would take days to see everything due to the amount of ground that you need to cover and the terrain...but on horseback you can do...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the 1 hour ride and it was okay. For a beginner I would not recommend this place. The scariest part was they didn’t match the needs of the rider with a horse suited to their experience level! They literally went down a list...More

1  Thank Morgan K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had some time my last afternoon so I decided to see the GOTG from horseback. The wranglers and staff were all pleasant and helpful. Our guide Allison was enthusiastic and very informative, giving interesting tidbits and info she found personally fascinating. It was a typical...More

Thank 263Scout
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 15-year-old daughter and I had a great time! I definitely recommend this for people wanting to try something different in Garden of the Gods.

Thank Jennifer N
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Andrew575nm
December 19, 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
No, before you even get ready to go, they specifically ask you what your experience level is with horses. They will match you up accordingly. The horses are very well mannered! And the guides very helpful!
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mspattya0927
October 4, 2017|
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Response from kimod74 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I might be late in answering your question. I believe they have closed up shop. Some sort of dispute between owners/siblings and the land. :(
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Gabriellekay
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
They had an ownership change in August 2017, and had to close briefly. BUT are now up and running again and I think it's better than ever. Check them out!
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