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National Park Gateway Stables

#6 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Estes Park Features Animals
4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-586-5269
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Beautiful ride in the park

I took the four hour ride with McKayla and the views through the park were absolutely stunning. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rj T
via mobile
So Fun! Wildlife!

We had a great time with Riley, who knew a lot of about the area and wildlife, answering all of our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel P
Columbus, Ohio
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Saddle up with our horses and guide as we ride through the scenic trails and meadows in the Colorado Rockies. We offer a range of tours from a two-hour ride which includes beautiful points of interest like Fall River, Hidden Meadow and the enchanting Horseshoe Park. Along with four and six-hour tours, we also offer a full-day experience for the most adventurous spirits that explores the Roaring River, Ypsilon Lake and the historic Lawn Lake. Bring snacks and water for the ride, or join us for our Dinner Ride which includes a ride through Rocky Mountain National Park and a dinner at the Trailhead Restaurant. As part of a family business with over 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on the care and love we have for our horses, these mountains and your safety and experience. Join us soon for a unique western adventure soon!
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4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-586-5269
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took the four hour ride with McKayla and the views through the park were absolutely stunning. It wasn't a overly difficult ride except for the actual length but I was the only one who went and it was like a personal tour. McKayla was...More

Thank Rj T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time with Riley, who knew a lot of about the area and wildlife, answering all of our questions. They make the parties as intimate as possible so there were only four of us (two couples). The horses were easy to ride...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to National Park Gateway Stables a few weeks ago and had a blast! Our guide was Derek Gushiken and made the experience great. The trails were amazing and he was able to teach about the park and point out wildlife and unique things...More

Thank Clayton L
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are many options for horseback riding in the Estes Park area, but this ride goes into the National Park. Traveling through pine forests and along side a roaring mountain river you really fell like you are in the wilderness. Wildlife sightings are common as...More

Thank 126Robert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Courtney did an amazing job as our guide. My children, who are 9 and 6, had the time of their lives and asked to do it again for the remainder of our trip. Every single staff member was incredibly helpful and greeted us with a...More

Thank Jake S
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

We're happy your family had an excellent time exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park on the trail ride with us, Jake. Thank you for visiting! Safe travels. Take care, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 4 with children ages 6 and 14 took the 2 hour dinner ride. Jessie was our guide and was great! She took the time to get to chat not only about the ride, but also on a personal level. The horses the...More

Thank Rissa_roo_12
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

We're so happy that your family had a great time on the trail ride! Guests visit from all over the world so it's always fun for our team to get to know our visitors. Thank you for some much for joining us. We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to take my girls on our first trail ride in the Rockies! I am a horse owner myself and have many years of experience with them. For starters, several corral hands seemed very disengaged and grouchy with the us. As we mounted...More

Thank trOilLady
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

We assure you, we take great care of our horses and do what we can to keep bugs away. We're sorry if any part of the horses' behavior kept you unrelaxed during the ride, though. Our guides are willing to address any concerns you may...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My senior sisters and I took the 2 hour ride. The staff was quite helpful in selecting gentle horses for us as we had not ridden in many years. We found the mounting block helpful in mounting and dismounting. Our guide, Juli, a college student...More

Thank PJ s
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

PJ, it is fantastic you and your sisters had such an amazing experience on the trail ride with us. Thank you for joining us. We wish you all the best. Safe travels, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a 2 hour trail ride through the Rocky Mountains with my 10 year old. The views were so awesome and no better way to explore the rockies. Our guide Riley was awesome too. He made the ride interesting by teaching us about the...More

Thank ctjbfamily
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us for the two-hour trail ride! We're so glad you and your kiddo had a fun time exploring the beautiful scenery and learning about the history of the park. Thank you for the recommendation and support! We wish you all the best....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great ride up into the Park with Ashley P. She was very personable and knowledgeable. Will definitely come here again!

Thank Michael S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Fantastic to hear, Michael! Thank you for spraeding the word about our stable -- we appreciate your support. Hope to see you here again if you're eve rback in the area. Take care, SK Horses Team

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April 25, 2017|
Response from Max A |
The weight limit at the national park gateway stable is 280 lbs
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
I remember our guide telling us they don't ride in winter because the wind is too strong and dangerous. But up until then, they do ride, although they have fewer horses available as of the end of August, so strongly suggest... More