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Randy and Sean were wonderful guides! Very informative and concerned about making sure that our expectations were met. Met concerns for people in our party who were a little nervous about riding. Horses were great trail horses and i felt zero concern for my safety or my daughters. Wonderful beautiful ride through the forest. HIGHLY recommend
Written May 31, 2022
My daughter (16) took a 2 hour ride with Shawn, an excellent friendly guide. It was only her 5th time on a horse and she had “the best time yet” with him. What impressed me more was that there were people scheduled to ride who were very afraid and somewhat confused. The team was so kind to them. They tied the riders’ horses to the guides’ horses, gave them helmets, led them slow and steady and were patient and polite. I’d give Elk Heart Outfitters my business every time.
Written May 29, 2021
Adam and his team (both equine and human) are truly amazing! We had 6 in our group, most had some experience riding but 1 of our group had only ridden once and was nervous about going up and down mountains. Adam made sure he was on the perfect horse and the more experienced riders had horses that were wonderful as well! The two hour ride was everything I hoped it would be... peaceful, beautiful, and just the right touch of adventure going up and down some nice inclines. The girls in my group(all the experienced riders) had such a great time we tried to book the half day trip.. sadly (for us) he was fully booked the rest of the week we were in town. My husband is also considering coming back for an elk hunt. I would highly recommend riding with Elk Heart Outfitters.
Written July 16, 2020
If you are in the Pagosa Springs area and want to ride a horse, I highly recommend Elk Heart Outfitters! We took a 2 hour ride. The horses were great! The trails were great! We rode in the national forest and the scenery was beautiful. We saw elk while on the ride. We had views of Treasure Falls as well.
Written July 18, 2022
Adam is great to work with. I asked him if my better half and I could get married on a trail ride. He accommodated friends and family (12 of us) along with a great spot. A wide range of riding experience and Adam had the horses to fit each of us. Tam and I along with all members of the party want to thank Adam, Mia and Fin, It was a day to remember THANKS to all..
Written August 2, 2022
We did the two hour ride and it was perfect. Gorgeous scenery and super sweet horses. One in our group hand never been on a horse and they found him a perfectly gentle ride. The guides were great, Mia was very knowledgeable and helpful with the horses. The other guide. Finn was also great. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back!
Written July 15, 2022
Had a fabulous ride with my daughter. Was a little concerned because we have minimal experience, but other reviews said the same thing and that it was fine. They got my small nine year old fitted on a very small, very gentle horse. The ride was calm and beautiful, and Kai and Lily, our guides, were knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Loved the whole experience, would definitely do again and recommend to friends.
Written June 23, 2022
I have not ridden a horse for many years, and was a little nervous...however, the guys at Elk Heart made me feel very comfortable. First of all, I was given a calm horse named Jake, and secondly, they explained everything on what to expect, and how to direct Jake. As we took off, Justin led the way and Hunter took the rear to ensure everything went smoothly. They took us through areas with spectacular views. The two hour ride went quickly and we were sad when it came to an end.
Written August 19, 2016
Adam and Nick were attentive, knowledgable, and fun guides as we went on trails through San Juan National Forest - the real deal, no neighborhood trails. Breathtaking views and well trained horses. We loved it!
Written July 15, 2020
This was our second ride with this outfitter and the experience was outstanding. We will be booking the 1/2 day ride next time, but our guide did an outstanding job matching us to the horses and keeping the group together. They clearly care about their horses and the scenery on the trail with the turn around in the river is spectacular. I would absolutely recommend Elk Heart to anyone whether you are a seasoned rider or an absolute beginner. A final comment, make sure to follow the instructions for getting there on the website as you will likely loose cell reception in the canyon where you make the turns to their base camp.
Written July 21, 2019
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My boyfriend and I are planning on being in the Pagosa Springs area the end of September/first part of October. Will the trail rides be available then? We would really like to take a ride.
Call them directly at (970) 731-2952 Hunting season could affect availability. We own our own horse and ride all the time. These guys were incredible!
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