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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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If you are looking for something to do while in Salida. I would recommend Granite Mountain Outfitters. Granite Mountain Outfitters has a great staff and hostess named Sue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for something to do while in Salida. I would recommend Granite Mountain Outfitters. Granite Mountain Outfitters has a great staff and hostess named Sue Applegate. We took the 2.5 hour horseback trip up in the mountains. The view was fantastic. The Dorsey Creek Cabin is a great bonus to the amazing horseback ride up in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever we vacation in Salida,,Colorado a trail ride with the great folks at Granite Mountain Outfitters is on the top of our list. Truly a "bucket list" experience!!! Sue and her staff are top notch. We took the 2.5 hour trip, beautiful scenery during a 2000 foot climb (which you don't realize as it's a gentle climb) The reveal is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took the granddaughter horseback riding here. We took the hour long ride and wished we went longer. It was awesome. The scenery was gorgeous. The ride wasn't just on a two track road on flat ground like other places we took her in the past, it was on an actual trail through the mountains. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sue was great. The ride was easy to book. She made my daughter's first horseback ride unforgettable. All of the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We will be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great guides and beautiful ride. We will definitely come back next time for the 2 1/2 hour trail ride. Highly recommend!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful ride through the mountains with Libby as our guide. I went with my young daughters (10 and 7) and it was an amazing experience. Libby was so sweet and fun and helpful all along the way. We ride English back home, so it was a neat experience to ride Western! The horses were great and well-taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a memorable, wonderful experience riding with Sue's friendly, professional, able team this past week in the San Luis valley Granite Mountain). Sue gave us a compact safety orientation and the essentials of riding -- not too long but enough to give me and my two grade-school boys a feeling of competence and confidence to enjoy the horses and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ride horses every where we vacation. It's a great way to see the beauty of the the area and a fun way to spend 2-3 hours. Granite Mountain Outfitters is one of, if not the best horse back riding experience our family has taken. The only one that comes close is Jamaica, and only because we rode in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time. The views are amazing with sage brush, wild flowers, and Mt Ouray in the background. The trail guides were excellent and personable! The 2.5 hr ride takes you up to a 360 panoramic view. There were ample photography opportunities. Granite Mountain Outfitter was well run and safety conscious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I visited salida and found this place last minute! We went on the two and a half hour trail. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area and horses! Views were breath taking! Time went by so fast I wish it hadn't ended! Definitely recommend!

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