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Saddleback Ranch

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Address: 37350 County Road 179, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9501
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+1 970-879-3711

A 8,000 acre fourth generation working cattle ranch 15 miles west of...

A 8,000 acre fourth generation working cattle ranch 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Escape to Saddleback Ranch to enjoy a relaxing day of riding, working cattle and seeing some gorgeous scenery. It is a day you will never forget! Saddleback Ranch is a located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Family Owned and Operated!In the winter we offer:2 hour Photo Opportunity Horseback Rides, Snowmobile Tours and Dinner Tours, Dinner Sleigh Rides YEE-HAW Tubing Hill. In the summer we offer:Cattle Drives- a 4 hour ride moving cattle2 hour Photo Opportunity Rides- Afternoon Horseback or Wagon Dinner Rides ATV Tours

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My daughter's 21st birthday trip

Beautiful scenery & friendly staff - it was an indescribable experience. We chose the two-hour photo opportunity and it was well worth it. We hope to return someday for the cuddle... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery & friendly staff - it was an indescribable experience. We chose the two-hour photo opportunity and it was well worth it. We hope to return someday for the cuddle drive.

Thank Brandi H
Evansville, United States
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never been riding but was paired well with my horse and felt safe. Not on a straight path was able to let horse meander in the fields through our course. Great open spaces, true riding, did not feel like the horses were "walking in a line", they were there for a walk too! Great experience of staff (owners) and great... More 

Thank Christine S
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had a wonderful time on this two hour horseback ride through some of Saddle Back Ranch's 8,000 acres. This authentic ranch goes back five generations of cowboys and cowgirls, with the next generation predominantly young women, I look forward to returning next time we're in Steamboat. This was my first time on a horse and while I thought I... More 

Thank loiemerritt
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We originally signed up for the sleigh ride, but there wasn't enough snow due to the warm weather so they switched it to a wagon ride. Everyone had a blast, especially my daughters (9 and 6). Very casual and relaxed. Food was perfect and service was great. Great Family activity and would recommend to anyone.

Thank BrendoNYC
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Thank you so much for coming! Hope to see you again :) More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Even despite the melting snow (which required us to have wheels instead of sleigh runners), and the spring time change (which made this a ride in daylight hours rather than a starlit wintry evening), we still had an absolute lovely time! Highly recommend! It's clear Saddleback ranch is owned by the sweetest, most positive, hard-working America-loving, Christian family. They cook... More 

Thank amygos
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Thank you so much for the kind words!!! We are so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again some day soon! More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

While we ere disappointed that the sledding was cancelled, there is nothing that can be done about the weather. We showed up a little later to enjoy the sled ride and dinner, and it was so fun. The moon came out for the sled ride and it was a beautiful and breathtaking view in the mountain snow - grins all... More 

Thank Shane B
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So Glad you had a fun evening with us. Even Mr. moon was smiling. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We loved snow tubing at Saddleback Ranch! We enjoyed it so much, we went the following day too! Everyone at the ranch is super helpful and friendly. The ranch is also easy to get to with their shuttle. It will pick you up at the Gondola Transit Center/Ski area. From there, it's an approx 30 min drive. We have three... More 

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Clinton, Louisiana
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Took my wife and sister to saddle back ranch . We did the sleigh ride and dinner, Horse back riding and snowmobile tour. It was the highlight of our vacation . Mr Justin his family and tour guides where absolutely the BEST. Words cannot say enough of how much we enjoyed ourselves. And how they treated each of us as... More 

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Thank you for your kind words! I know that Justin enjoyed meeting you and we're all looking forward to you joining us again next year. Come and see us in the summer if you have the chance! Blessings, Cara More 

Union, MI
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I are over 60 yrs old and had a great, fun time. Loved being picked up at Gondola Square. Quite a few people out tubing but lines were short and never seemed crowded on the slopes.

Thank Carol M
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Thank you so much for coming! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A little cold that night for a sleigh ride, but the guide was friendly and fun. Great dinner and nice experience overall

Thank nstegman
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Thank you for coming on our dinner sleigh ride. We did have a couple of days of some frigid temperatures, but sleigh rides are always fun! More 

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