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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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Snow Tubing / Horseback Ride

I booked our horseback ride online hassle free. We made a last minute decision to add on the snow tubing and the gentleman who took my call was more than helpful as we rearranged... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I booked our horseback ride online hassle free. We made a last minute decision to add on the snow tubing and the gentleman who took my call was more than helpful as we rearranged our day/shuttle times. All of the staff we encountered were friendly and attentive to our needs. We spent some time on the tubing hill first. I... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United States
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were a group of 4 adults. We enjoy being driven out to the ranch, the cold but fun and starry sleigh ride pulled by Fred and Barney, and the great food. This family works hard to serve a hearty meal! Great job. Entertainment was also fun!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We came on a very warm day and it was muddy- but horses were calm and well cared for. Our guide was not very talkative but he usually led the snowmobile outings. My son who is 10 enjoyed it a lot. Views were quite pretty.

Thank CMD39
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great time, Staff was very friendly. We luckily came on a day that was not too crowded so I did not feel it was unsafe but I could see how on a really busy day safety could be more of an issue. If you take the free shuttle from town it does not really give you enough time to enjoy... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

On this visit to Saddleback Ranch, our entire family went snow tubing -- what a hoot! Everyone had fun and it's a perfect activity for kids of all ages. Our three-year old loved it, as did all the adults whose bodies needed a day's break from skiing. It's very safe and the views are beautiful (including a lovely view of... More 

Thank Jim H
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Far Rockaway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on the snowmobiles. It was very easy to book online and once there all went well. It was roughly a 15 mile ride through the beautiful landscape. The kids got to drive in front of me on the open field which filled there desire of actually operating it and not just as a passenger. Staff... More 

Thank Mike F
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So glad you enjoyed the ride! More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We (family of 5) recently visited Saddleback during a visit to Steamboat and really enjoyed the overall experience. We did the tubing, sleigh ride and dinner. I will warn you that the tubing is far more dangerous than I thought it would be. The center tubing run actually aims you at a jump that launches you into the air and... More 

Thank Famousbeer
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Thank you for visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience at Saddleback and hope that you will come back and see us soon. More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

After returning a second year in a row, I won't be making a 3rd return trip. Arrived via bus and there were over a 100 people, which is a lot for this small place. The middle tube shoot shot riders right into the crowds knocking kids over, miracle no one was hurt as riders reach some serious speed coming down... More 

Thank jonrayrivera
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We are sorry that your experience at our tubing hill was less than perfect. We have no way to control the amount of people driving out to visit our tubing hill. We believe our safety video is very informative, plus all of our employees and staff are very helpful and willing to answer any questions that arise. Thank you. More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is a real ranch run by real cowboys and cowgirls! They transport you out of the bustling town to wide open spaces and ranch lands. The sleigh ride was fun - be sure to bundle up though they have warm blankets. Horse-driven sleighs brought us to a cool ranch house tucked into a valley where we were fed cowboy... More 

Thank Sara B
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Thank you so much for your kind words! Come back and see us again! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I love that Saddleback Ranch is a longtime family-owned establishment. If still feels that way too. Nice perks of door to door shuttle service (one of the owners even picked us up) and that everyone is friendly who works there. We had a fun block of hours snowmobiling through the mountains and their land. After the tour they had cookies... More 

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