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Granite Mountain Outfitters

433 reviews
Salida, CO, USA
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About Granite Mountain Outfitters
1 hour, 1.5 hour, 2.5 hour, and 1/2 day Trail Rides. "A Ride of a Lifetime" Granite Mountain Outfitters' horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders. Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Rides are guided and specialize in scenery. An ideal group size is no more than 3-5 horses; however, larger groups are catered to on an individual basis. Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved. The 2.5 hour and half day rides leave at 8700ft riding to 10,000ft viewing the Sangre de Cristo's, San Luis valley, historic Mt. Ouray & the Great Sand Dunes. The hour and 1.5 hour rides leave at 8700 ft and ride to 9500 feet with views of historic Mt. Ouray, the Sangre de Christo mountains, and the San Luis Valley. We are a short driving distance from the Buena Vista and Salida area. We ride with pride and have a ton of fun!
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Our family enjoyed a spectacular mountain ride above the Aspens, with views of snow-capped mountains on three sides. Our guide, Sue, reviewed riding basics with us and pointed out geographic and natural items of interest. The horses are clearly very well cared for. The experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I can’t recommend this place highly enough. I came here with 3 generations of family (kids are 8 and 10 and had had very little experience of riding) and we all had a fantastic time. We opted for the 1 hour trail ride but were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the best horse trail I've been on. All of the horses were exceptionally tame and easy to ride. The staff was friendly and informative of the local landmarks and wildlife. If you want to see a place that puts passion into their work...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

I highly recommend coming here for horseback riding! It was amazing. The views are stunning. It was my daughters first ride (7 years old) and they were great. Very patient and helpful. They paired her up with a great horse and she loved the whole...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful ride and my son's first time on a horse. Our guide was great and very catering to everyone's needs. I would recommend going to this place. We did the 2.5hour ride which took us over 10,000 feet high, amazing views all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was my second ride with GMO. This time I brought my 70-year old Mom and it was an amazing weekend. We took the 1.5 hour ride and our guide, Dave, was funny, informative and very attentive. We had amazing views of the mountains and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Sue and Dave were great and made all 7 children feel comfortable around the horses. Ages 3 - 16. Definitely recommend them if you are in the area. They will go out of their way to make sure you have a good time. Really affordable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 317scott
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Sue was able to get us in last minute while we were in Salida for a wedding. Sue, Dave and all of the horses were great for the ride. Great scenery, fun and interesting sites. Everyone from my kids (ages 10,8,6) to grandpa was all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rossminni
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What wonderful experience! The team did amazing providing a safe and enjoyable experience up in the mountains of Salida! The horses were great, very reasonable and easy ride! Thank you for the beautiful ride!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We really enjoyed the 2.5hr horseback with the beautiful fall colors and majestic view from the top of the mountain. Sue was a fun and experienced guide. It was the first time horseback riding experience for our 7yr old daughter, and Fred the gray horse...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
I am responding a little late actually I just noticed the question on Trip adviser. We are nose to tail due to the terrain and elevation. We love questions and we love happy clients! I just need to pay more attention to... More
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
We are open Memorial Day Weekend and we are closed Oct 31st due to weather and elevation. We live in the high country.
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
I am sorry due to insurance reasons the age requirement is 6 yrs of age. We do pony rides and take pride in taking care of young children.
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