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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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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,

Full 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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Awesome Ride

Great ride for a newbie. They had a very good training for how to ride before we went on our 2 hour ride. I'm ready to go again! Thanks Susan and Libby!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Capps J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great ride for a newbie. They had a very good training for how to ride before we went on our 2 hour ride. I'm ready to go again! Thanks Susan and Libby!

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Thank Capps J
Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sue worked very hard to get our ride in as we were watching the weather. When the storm did not present itself she called and said come on down! Great instruction for the younger children and a very informative ride, pointing out the flowers and wildlife along the way. Very attentive to the health and safety of both the horse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful setting with great horses and an excellent guide! Amber filled my 12 yr old son and I in on the area, wildlife and some history on our 2.5 HR ride. We've ridden before in and out of colorado, and this was by far the best! Friendly, helpful and safe...you won't be sorry if you chose to ride... More 

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Thank Amber S
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an experienced rider and I typically shy away from vacation trail rides such as these because the horses are not well cared for and not suitable mounts for inexperienced riders. Based on the great reviews on tripadvisor, I decided to give this group a try while we were driving through Salida. I took my 6 year old daughter... More 

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Thank StephanieKansas
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Libby was a wonderful guide and Cody was an excellent teacher, thank you for keeping me, my brother and sister safe! Libby made it fun for the kids, keeping them busy.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a sunset ride and it was absolutely amazing. The trail was phenomenal and the staff was very knowledgeable. They took great care of my 9 year old and made him feel comfortable. Wonderful experience and memories for our family.

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Thank Jbachicha
Milroy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Granite Mountain Outfitters offers an experience that will leave lasting memories for your family. We are return customers all the way from Pennsylvania who love the Rockies and know there is nothing quite like a horseback ride to see the gorgeous views. The guides are knowledgeable about the history of the area and nearby mountain ranges, extremely respectful of horse... More 

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Thank ambergoss
Vermillion, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The group was flexible and set us up on a wonderful dusk ride. The guides were engaging and fun. Treated my 9 year old very well. I would go again if I am in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a 1 hour ride with our guide Amber and some very sweet horses. Sue and her horses are great. Good instructions, good focus on safety and the well-being of the animals. Our 6 and 8 year old had a blast. Beautiful ride! Highly recommend.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great riding experience, you are in the right place! Friendly staff, beautiful views, and excellent horses. My mom was in town visiting, and as a former horse owner, we thought it would be fun to get her back in the saddle to enjoy the Colorado scenery. I, on the other hand, do not have much... More 

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