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National Park Gateway Stables

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Address: 4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
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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Great Ride

We took a 6 hour ride with Lydia as our guide it was great! She was very patient with all the riders that had varying abilities from long time riders to first time out. She was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Regina W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a 6 hour ride with Lydia as our guide it was great! She was very patient with all the riders that had varying abilities from long time riders to first time out. She was very knowledgable and patient with riders and horses! Enjoyed it and we will be back!

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed our first ride so much we got off our horses and scheduled a second ride. Well mannered horses with great scenery of mountains in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Even saw flocks of wild turkeys! Great guides by Jake Miller and Melanie! Thank you!

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Thank Jeanne7779
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter had been begging to go on a trail ride for months and she was not disappointed by the 2 hour ride at all. We had a knowledgeable guide and saw some impressive sights at Rocky. A couple of times I was nervous with kiddos on the trail, but the horses were well trained and stayed on the path.... More 

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

We rode earlier in the week at Cowpoke and decided to try the same company in RMNP. We were thrilled to have Anna as our guide again! This ride was a much more gentle ride through the park in amazing scenery. It was a great ride for both my 15 year old and 5 year old. We would definitely come... More 

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Washington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Horseback riding in Rocky Mountain National Park was what drew us to this stable. After inquiries about age limits and lack of riding experience we decided to give it a try. Out of four family members three of us has been on horse before. My mother wanted to give it a try but the only time she had been on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome riding experience - beautiful views and horses were great! We rode Chester and Casey, both were well trained and alert. (I greatly appreciate decent horses on trail rides). The half day ride took us through meadows, streams, foothills, and the woods in RMNP. The guide was very informative and friendly. I highly recommend this stable!

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"Awesome" is a word we love to hear! We're thrilled our horses and guide made your experience excellent. Thanks for your support -- hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 - two adults, 1 teen boy, and 1 tween girl, had a great time horseback riding at National Park Gateway Stables. Our guide Jake - probably the young man from Iowa mentioned in the previous review - was knowledgable about the area and very conscientious. None of us were experienced riders and he made sure we... More 

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Thank Catherine S
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Catherine, we're happy to hear the whole group enjoyed the ride! It's wonderful to know we earned your recommendation. Thanks for visiting -- hope to see you all again next time you're in town! Warm regards, SK Horses Team More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our time with National Park Gateway Stables. The horses were calm and the ride was beautiful. Our guide, who's name I've unfortunately forgotten, was a great kid from Iowa who was very friendly and gave a wonderful tour of the area.

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Thank circa1998
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We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks so much for the kind words about our horses and staff. Hope to see you again next time you're in town! All best, SK Horses Team More 

basehor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place to ride horses, and the scenery, at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, cannot be beat. The horses were chosen carefully and thoughtfully for our party of beginners, with the youngest getting the oldest and most gentle horse. Our guide, Melanie, was sweet, friendly, and always concerned with our well-being. She made us feel... More 

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"Best" is a word we love to hear! We apologize for your experience checking in -- this is our busiest time of year, and we do our very best to accommodate the volume. That said, it shouldn't have affected your visit, and we'll address your complaint with the team. Thanks so much for riding with us -- hope to see... More 

Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owner and staff are very professional. I called first thing the morning of for our reservation. After starting our day thru RMNP, we quickly realized the need for more time to travel. The owner kindly accommodated our change to the reservation time. Two hour ride is just right for our kids aged 7-13.

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Thank jmatt311
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We do our best to accommodate special request, so we're happy to hear we were able to change your reservation time. Thanks so much for riding with us -- hope to see you again soon! Until then, SK Horses Team More 

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