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“Very enjoyable, good horses, pretty scenery”
Review of Bearcat Stables

Bearcat Stables
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Edwards
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: (Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour rides that are great for all levels including beginners. Leaving the barn you will head for a short tour through the Bearden Homestead and head up the trail system for views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge and on a clear day out to the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail. Explore the White River National forest from the saddle in our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides and see the entire Vail Valley from the forest above- great for intermediate and advanced riders. Our signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world famous authentic Colorado experience! 4 days traveling via horse back from Vail to Aspen- there is nothing else like it!Children under 6 years can enjoy pony rides at the stables. All horseback riding children must be 6 years and older to participate. Bearcat Stables is open 7 days a week May-October (Winter)-Our sleigh ride and dinner is the Vail Valley's most authentic dining experience. Allow our horse-drawn sleigh to pull you through the snow covered fields while you enjoy a hot beverage and warm blanket to snuggle under. Dinner follows the sleigh ride in Bearcat's Cabin, a historic Vail Valley homestead. Stay and enjoy s'mores by the fire, and a signature cocktail from Doc's Bar. Great for families of all ages. Sleigh rides only from 3-4.30pm, sleigh ride with dinner seating's at 5.30 and 7.30 Tuesday-Saturday. Dec-Mar Bearcat Stables is the Vail Valley's most unique and authentically Colorado event venue. Accommodating summer parties of up to guests celebrate your wedding, rehearsal dinner or corporate retreat with us.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We recently did their 3 hour back country ride and had a great time. It was just myself, my partner and the guide. As others have said, they trailer the horses 5 minutes up the road and then you ride up the mountain to a big meadow area. Our horses were nice to ride and seemed responsive but very sensible too. They appear well cared for, which is very important to me. Saddles were comfortable and tack seems well maintained. The scenery was nice, we passed through aspen forest and had great views over the mountains. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable with a good sense of humour! I have been on a lot of trail rides all over the world and this was definitely one of the better ones. Be aware that the 3 hour ride does go up and down some fairly steep terrain (with some steep drops at the side of the trail), which the horses handle like pros but might be a bit intimidating for some people. We enjoyed our ride, the service was friendly and professional and overall it was great.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We rode on their hour and a half ride, and our guide was so helpful with our children as well as told us all the stories of the land. The views and terrain were spectacular. A great experience! What a fun day as they had drinks and snacks when the ride was over. We were able to relax at the ranch and take in the Colorado atmosphere. This is the place to go horseback riding!

Thank Wyatt J
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Bearcat Stables is easy to find. They are good people and have well cared for horses! Our guide was super! When we return to Vail to visit our son we will be back for a longer ride!
They have the nicest outhouse I've every see!

Thank gumpper88
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Wonderful trails, amazing views, very nice horses.

Thank Mhuse
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

Probably one of the better things weve done in colorado. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Trails were just perfect since we were not interested in riding horses on dangerous areas. They request a 15-20 percent tip on top of the prices, so add that into your budget. Horses seem to be taken care of. Go for the 2 hr ride, 1 hr wouldnt be long enough.

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