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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
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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A great way to experience Estes Park

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... read more

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Mike A
Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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.

Thank Mike A
Naples, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter surprised me on my visit to CO with a ride I had on my "to do" list. Her choice of National Park Gateway Stables could not have been more perfect! Every employee was friendly and attentive and wanted your visit to be remembered. Brittany, our guide, couldn't have been more delightful. Her knowledge of the trail and surroundings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This trail is mostly level and visits a huge meadow where we were treated to a herd of elk. The horses were very well behaved and our guide was quiet but nice. We were a group of 3 and we all enjoyed our ride.

Thank guapalouisiana
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Wonderful to hear the whole group enjoyed the views, horses, and wildlife! Thanks for riding with us -- come back soon. All best, SK Horses Team More 

Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first time riding, and the staff was friendly and helpful when getting on the horse and explaining what to do, which I appreciated. We did a two hour ride, which was plenty for me, we didn't hear too much about the surroundings from our guide, but she was very sweet and answered any questions if we had... More 

Thank chelsiengelken
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We're glad you enjoyed your first time riding, Chelsie! It's wonderful to hear you appreciated the guide -- we'll be sure to pass your praise along to her. Thanks for riding with us. Hope you'll visit again soon! All best, SK Horses Team More 

Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son and his 2 friends (years 10, 9 and 6) on a 2 hour ride. The staff was friendly, helped get the kids settled and our guide was very patient with the kids during the ride (we were a bit slower than others). I enjoyed the ride even though it was much simpler than what I am... More 

Thank Douglas B
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We're happy to accommodate guests of all ages, Douglas, so it's great to hear your whole group enjoyed the ride! Hope you'll visit again next time you're in the area. All best, SK Horses Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Ariel, was very informative on our 2 hour ride. It started raining but slickers were provided for our comfort. Beautiful scenery! I would go again in a heartbeat!

Thank Karen Y
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Karen, happy to hear you loved the ride so much you'd come back for another! Hope you'll make the trip soon. Until next time, SK Horses Team More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a 3.5 half year old and had a chance to take one of the ponies for a 30 min walk. She enjoyed it so much we came back a second day. It would have been great for her to ride with us but she enjoyed having a pony of her own.

Thank Duane W
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Duane, we're thrilled your daughter enjoyed the pony rides! Thanks so much for visiting -- we hope to see you again. All best, SK Horses Team More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't ride horses, but our 12 year old son convinced us to do a 4 hour ride! Melanie was fantastic...she was entertaining and informative. The scenery was gorgeous. Crossed over a few small streams and over some rocky terrain. Never had an issue with any of the horses on the ride, besides one of them being extremely stubborn! lol... More 

Thank dk1995
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Glad your son convinced you to ride with us! We're delighted you enjoyed the horses, views, and guide. Come back soon! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 4 hour horseback ride with my husband and daughter. Beautiful scenery and saw a herd of elk too! Nice experience as part of our trip to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park! Thank you Rachel!

1 Thank Kimberly B
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We're happy you were able to spot some elk, Kimberly! Thanks for coming out to the ranch. Hope you'll visit again soon! Warmly, SK Horses Team More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, almost 13-year-old son, and I had the best time! I was leery at first as I haven't ridden much in my life and my son never had. We chose the 2 hr, 4 pm ride. The people there selected horses for us based on our size and abilities and instructed us very well before we got started. After... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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Jennifer, we're happy the team and horses put you at ease! It's awesome to know we earned your recommendation. Thanks for riding with us -- come back soon! All best, SK Horses Team More 

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