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National Park Gateway Stables

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Address: 4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
Phone Number: 19705865269
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Saddle up with our horses and guide as we ride through the scenic trails...

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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Good guides and healthy horses

Ariel was our guide, and did a great job both with commentary and with monitoring all the riders and their horses as we rode. The scenery was beautiful, including the grazing elk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mommacita321
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Decatur, Illinois
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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ariel was our guide, and did a great job both with commentary and with monitoring all the riders and their horses as we rode. The scenery was beautiful, including the grazing elk who watched us ride by. She gave us a great recommendation for the hike to Bierstadt Lake, from the Bierstadt Lake trailhead. We had spectacular views throughout the... More 

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

We visited the stables after business stuff in Denver. We opted for a two hour ride and it was absolutely a beautiful day. Our guide, Melanie, was very concerned that both horses and riders were comfortable....and she succeeded. She was very knowledgeable regarding interesting facts about the history of the park. It is important for me to know the horses... More 

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I recently spent a week vacationing in Estes Park and decided to give horseback riding with Gateway Stables a try. We decided on the four hour ride....Our guide was a young women who was less than impressive in respect to what the clients would want to take home from the experience. She was more concerned with getting... More 

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Thank you so much for riding with us, Anthony -- we had a great time with you and your wife! That being said, we apologize if the experience was not quite in line with your expectations -- we definitely strive to make sure that all of our riders have the absolute best time possible, and I'm sorry that you did... More 

Yucaipa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Howdy ya'll! I've owned and been on horses since I was 4. Because of the recession issues in 2007, we lost the Ranch and horses. Needless to say, I hadn't been on a horse sense. I sadly missed it, but the great news... this trip allowed me to see beautiful back country and ride horse and it was amazing. The... More 

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It means a lot to hear you loved the ride, AJ, especially coming from an experienced equestrian! Thanks so much for visiting us -- we look forward to your next trip. All best, SK Horses Team More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two friends and I went for a ride here. We mainly chose it because it wouldn't refuse me for being larger. I got to ride a horse named Refrigerator. He's their only full breed draft horse (at the time) and he was wonderful! We went for a two hour ride, with a stop for a cinch check about half an... More 

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Raygina, we already mentioned this on Yelp, but we'd like to reiterate: We're happy to hear you loved Refrigerator! It's wonderful to know the whole group enjoyed the guide and views, too. Thanks for choosing us -- we look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

Sioux City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter (who had never sat on a horse before) and I took the two-hour ride with guide Melanie from South Dakota, who did a FANTASTIC job of explaining the sights and ensuring our safety and comfort. Horses were very well-mannered, and my daughter was instantly at ease. There was much to see, different terrain, and such peaceful quiet in... More 

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We're so glad you chose us for your daughter's first ride! It's wonderful to know your ride with us so many years ago made such an impression on you. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback here -- we look forward to sharing it with the team. Visit again soon! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very helpful; the staff all seemed very pleasant and professional. My fiance and I went on the 2 hr ride. As a first time rider, I was a little sore afterwards, but it was a great time! Very peaceful and enjoyable way to see some of RMNP!

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Mike, we're happy you and your fiance had a peaceful and enjoyable ride with us! Thanks for the kind words here -- we hope you'll visit again soon. All best, SK Horses Team More 

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to book a two-hour ride a day or two in advance. This stable was recommended to us by a parent of one of the former guides, Izzy. Our guide, Lydia who knew Izzy from previous years, was a veterinarian student from Iowa. We felt that if former guides are willing to come back year after year and... More 

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We're lucky to have the team that we do, so it's wonderful to hear you appreciated the guides! We're glad your daughter loved Flax, too. Thanks for riding with us -- we hope you'll visit again soon! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

Park Ridge, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 2 hour ride. Annie from Iowa was our guide, she did an excellent job!! And gave us great recommendation for places to visit on the remainder of our trip. Highly recommend

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It's great to hear you enjoyed riding with us! Thanks for the kind words. Hope you'll be back soon! All best, SK Horses Team More 

Centreville, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoy trail rides and this one leapt to the top of our list. Our wrangler was terrific, the horses were very well cared for, and the 2 hours flew by as we meandered through this pristine park. Our next trip to the Denver area will definitely include a longer ride with these people.

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Thank Mike A
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Mike, we're thrilled we're at the top of your list! Thanks for the kind words about our guides and horses -- we look forward to sharing them with the team. Hope you'll visit again soon! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

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