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National Park Gateway Stables

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4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-586-5269
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Wonderful time!!! Most favorite part of our vacation!

Thank you so much to Frank and Melanie at National Park Gateway Stables for such a wonderful time... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2016
Michelle K
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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
Our Guide was GREAT!

We have been riding horses for 32 years. We visited Gateway May 2016 and were very pleased. The... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2016
trip507
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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
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

Thank you so much to Frank and Melanie at National Park Gateway Stables for such a wonderful time for my daughters and I. They were such great guides and we had a blast! Such a wonderful trail we were on and a shoutout to Pardner,...More

1  Thank Michelle K
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Management response:Responded June 3, 2016

Michelle, we're delighted you and your daughters had such a wonderful time with us! Thanks for your kind words -- we'll be sure to share your praise with the guides (and horses!). Hope to see you again soon. Until then, SK Horses Team

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Reviewed May 17, 2016

We have been riding horses for 32 years. We visited Gateway May 2016 and were very pleased. The horses were fairly well behaved (besides some head throwing which I really would of liked to of corrected LOL) and they put my experienced six year old...More

2  Thank trip507
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Management response:Responded June 24, 2017

Your visit was such a blast last year, Heather. It's always fun when experienced riders join us as we love working with experts and beginners alike. We're glad your family had an amazing time. Thank you for sharing your positive experience on here -- we...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Decided to take a trip to Estes Park, with two youngsters it's hard to make long hikes enjoyable but when I heard that the National Park Gateway stable was a way to climb some mountains I immediately thought this would be the best of both...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

I have taken rides at here and their sister stable Cowpoke for several years. Once the ride starts you are in Rocky Mountain National Park within a couple hundred yards. And get to ride alongside rivers, fields, and get to see a stunning view of...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2016

National Park Gateway Stables is THE place to take your family for a scenic, informational, safe, and fun tour of RMNP. The horses were all very docile, and the staff was very accommodating for all of our experience levels. The views were incredible, I could...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2016

We rode at several locations in Estes Park & this was by far the best! They are organized, the horses are fantastic & ALL of the staff is helpful and gives you a great ride. The trails are beautiful. They will help pick your best...More

Thank Sherri W
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Management response:Responded June 9, 2016

Sherri, we're thrilled to be best in your eyes! Thanks so much for riding with us -- we're always glad to​ hear when our guides go above and beyond. Hope to see you again soon! Until then, SK Horses Team

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

The whole family took part of this ride. Was a little pricey and the ride was about an hour. Our guide was very knowledgeable in the area and history. The horses were very accustomed to people so we had no concerns.

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Reviewed March 25, 2016

If you want to experience the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains then take this lil excursion. Horses are well trained and the path is absolutely refreshing. I think that I was snapping photos the entire time. It was about an hour and our guide...More

Thank Mike P
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Management response:Responded June 15, 2016

Mike, thanks for the recommendation! We're so glad you had such a great time with us, because we (the horses included!) sure had a great time with you! We hope you'll be back someday. Best, SK Horses Team

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a leisurely walk over streams, through meadows, with partial sun/shade for all ages. Wranglers are very friendly and informative. We have used this stable many times and have always been satisfied. Definitely recommend early to mid-morning as it can a bit warm in...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2015

To me, this is the only place to ride = Rocky Mountain National Park ~ very knowledgeable staff with your safety as their main concern ~ beautiful ride ! ! !

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Staccey
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Response from Jake S | Reviewed this property |
It is paved, but is only level on one end, so you might need to take a little extra care in choosing a spot for your motorcycle.
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warrior193
September 6, 2017|
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Response from KevinsGirls | Reviewed this property |
One of the wranglers told me it was a summer season gig so I think it is closed now but call them to find out.
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April 25, 2017|
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The weight limit at the national park gateway stable is 280 lbs
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