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Granite Mountain Outfitters

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Address: South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
Phone Number: +1 719-530-0480
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

1 hour Horseback Rides,

2.5 hour Horseback...

Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

1 hour Horseback Rides,

2.5 hour Horseback Riding,

1/2 day Trail Rides,/.

 

"A Ride of a Lifetime" Granite Mountain Outfitters horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders.

We look forward to giving you a ride of a lifetime, experienced guides, responsive horses and fabulous country! Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Horseback rides or trail rides are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention.

From novice to expert we will match the horse, the rider, and the group to each rider's ability. An ideal group size is no more than 4-6 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 rides leave at 8700ft riding to 10,000ft viewing the Sangre de Cristo's, San Lewis valley, historic Mt Ouray & the Collegiate Peaks. 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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Gorgeous, fun horseback riding experience

While visiting Colorado Springs with my parents I wanted to plan a horse back riding excursion. After researching local options I came across Granite Mountain Outfitters and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mindy M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting Colorado Springs with my parents I wanted to plan a horse back riding excursion. After researching local options I came across Granite Mountain Outfitters and the great reviews ended up being spot on! We were able to call the day before and get an hour trip booked without any problems. The trip from Colorado Springs was beautiful (along... More 

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Thank Mindy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My experience at Granite Mountain Outfitters was awesome. My daughter and I went for the 2 1/2 hour ride on September 12, 2016. The ride started with safety instructions which are very important. The horses were very well behaved. The trail was clean cut and well maintained. The view was unbelievable from the top of the mountain. We could see... More 

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Thank Gwen G
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could not wipe the smile off of my seven year old daughter's face! It was priceless! And we all felt safe and the horses were very well manored... Best 'paid for' trail ride of my life.

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Thank 879laneg
Salida, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful afternoon I had with my family while we were on one of the 2-1/2 hour horseback rides earlier this month. Our guide, Codi, was very professional in how she instructed us to sit in our saddles and handle our horses. She also gave us the guidance we needed to feel secure while riding on the trails through... More 

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Thank susanfelt80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our ride up to the 10,000 ft overlook was amazing. The view looked like what one might see in the movies. Our guide, Libby, was friendly, extremely accommodating and informative. We were the only two people on this 2 1/2 hour ride that morning, which probably made it more personal. Libby took our picture from the summit from many angles.... More 

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Thank smartymartie
GraniteMountain, Codi - Wrangler at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming and riding with us here at GMO. We love to share our wonderfully responsive horses and those incredible views! We like to say that being an amateur photographer is part of our job description; we all love taking pictures at the top of our beloved Granite Mountain. It's a once in a lifetime view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ride through the changing aspen trees. Came out to an overlook where you can see 100 miles of the San Luis Valley and the changing fall colors. Smooth as silk Sammy the horse and great guide Sue. Wonderful day!

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Thank Deke R
GraniteMountain, Guide at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

We love our repeat clients, so nice that you could join us for the fall colors! The view from the top(10,000ft) is just priceless. We are so grateful! Mule or horse next ride or is Sammy the king! We look forward to your return! Thank you! More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband were on holiday from the UK and booked an hours hack and were so happy with the experience. The horses were healthy and obviously loved and well looked after, the briefing session before our ride was very helpful and the scenery on our ride was breathtaking. Sue, our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and... More 

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Thank Sue B
GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

We take pride in our horses, happy & healthy! We do have a variety of flora this time of year, however the fall colors are absolutely beautiful. We are blessed to be surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, oh what a view. Our clients truly make it happen thank you, for the great review its always appreciated. More 

Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up riding, and even guided horse treks for a brief time in my youth... But had not been on a horse in 14 years, and had never taken my family riding. Granite Mountain Outfitters were super wonderful to work with! Sue and Libby were both fantastic, and the horses were incredibly well trained and had very sweet dispositions.... More 

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Thank RiverMamma
GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

Horses lend us wings we lack, it's always nice to get back in the saddle. We are so happy that Charlotte enjoyed her first horseback ride in the Rocky Mountains on Leroy. Thank you for choosing Granite Mountain Outfitters, and we look forward to your return. Stunningly gorgeous, we are living the dream! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ride with beautiful views and a great guide. Thanks Libby for all your knowledge on the mountains. I highly recommend everyone call sue for an appointment today

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Thank Jesse J
GraniteMountain, Guide at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

I have been very fortunate to have great clients and thank you for the review. Yes, we have fabulous country the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, San Juan Mountains, a view of the great National Sand Dunes, Swatch Range & historic Mount Ouray. We ride with pride and a ton of fun! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great day, Sue was very informative and welcoming. Libby took us on a beautiful scenic trail ride. And what great company she was. We will definitely go back.

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Thank Jeffrey G
GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

We are always hopeful to find the safety orientation very informative. Libby is a great guide and she knows the topography, flora, fauna and loves horses. We are very fortunate to live in this beautiful area. Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated! More 

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