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“Best Colorado Horseback Ride We've Had”

Granite Mountain Outfitters
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Trail Rides or Horseback Rides 1 hour Horseback Rides, 2.5 hour Horseback Riding, 1/2 day Trail Rides,/. "A Ride of a Lifetime" Granite Mountain Outfitters horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders. We look forward to giving you a ride of a lifetime, experienced guides, responsive horses and fabulous country! Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Horseback rides or trail rides are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention. From novice to expert we will match the horse, the rider, and the group to each rider's ability. An ideal group size is no more than 4-6 horses; however, larger groups are catered to on an individual basis. Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved. The rides leave at 8700ft riding to 10,000ft viewing the Sangre de Cristo's, San Lewis valley, historic Mt Ouray & the Collegiate Peaks. A short driving distance from the Buena Vista and Salida area. We ride with pride and have a ton of fun!
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We're a Boulder family, middle aged parents, 15 year old boy and 13 year old girl, that has taken many horseback rides around Colorado. This half-day trek was the best. Evelyn was delightful and helpful, the ride went through beautiful Aspen groves up to views of the San Luis Valley, and the horses were really good. Very highly recommended.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a great ride in late July. Randy and Evelyn were great...very interesting and full of information and spirit!

Thanks again and hello from all six from Louisiana!!

Thank Cain B
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

All 3 in my party enjoyed this ride immensely. We chose the 2.5 hour ride and it was perfect for us. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. The ride wasn't too difficult, and the view from the top was breathtaking.The horses were also wonderful - - even for the end of the summer :) Next time we visit Colorado we will be back at Granite Mountain Outfitters for another ride!

Thank rubberducky007
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

While kids at camp, my wife and I started our Colorado getaway with this truly amazing sunset ride. The trail is beautiful crossing over a creek and climbing elevation from 8,700 to 10,000 of the cool aspen forest. The horses were easy to ride even for their relatively inexperienced guests from the Tx coast. Our guide, Ann, was very personable alternating interesting history and facts with her corny jokes. Took a camera for spectacular views. Definitely suggest the short drive if you are in the Salida/Buena Vista area.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The quality of the horses, and their excellent care, is what I first noticed on arrival. You look to see the spectacular view,and want to ride into the sunset on these well cared for animals. Sue will give you the way to do this.Her people skills allow even the most amateur cowboy to be a "really rider".feeling safe, and accommplished by the end of the trail.Dorsey Creek trails are beautiful examples of our high mountain splendor! Private property rides such as Granite Mountain Outfitters provides, are unequaled,unspoiled,and unique.Sues staff is friendly, knowledgable,and experienced with their charges of the day. We enjoyed discriptions of the area,wildlife,and history,while riding the trails.I wouldnt hesitate to refer Granite Mountain Outfitters to any of my guests as a highlight to their vacation experience.Hats off to this business for trying to please every person crossing their cattle guard!

Thank Roadhouseinn
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