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National Park Gateway Stables

#6 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Estes Park Features Animals
4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-586-5269
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Beautiful ride

We took our 12 year old granddaughter and her friend on a morning two hour ride. I really liked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SunseekerOnTheRoad
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on the road
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Ride of a lifetime

This is an amazing ride and experience. We took the two hour ride and when we finished we wished we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KevinsGirls
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Edison, New Jersey
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 12 year old granddaughter and her friend on a morning two hour ride. I really liked the fact that we were the only riders on our trip. The guide was excellent, the scenery spectacular, and the horses very well behaved. We all...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing ride and experience. We took the two hour ride and when we finished we wished we had done the longer one. The staff here takes very good care of their horses. Every employee we ran into was friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank KevinsGirls
Management response:Responded yesterday

Thanks for joining us on the trail ride. We're so glad you all had an amazing time experiencing the Rocky Mountain National Park this way. We love creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. We hope you return to our stables again whenever you're back in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I called a couple weeks before my trip to make a reservation for a 2 hour ride. When we arrived we made payment and within minutes we were saddled up. While we waited we saw how well taken care of the horse are as the...More

1  Thank Bill M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

It makes our day to hear that you had an excellent time on the trail ride, Bill. We're glad our knowledgeable, caring team impressed you. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience on here. We hope the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A little background - We are experienced equestrians who have rode with many outfitters at various national parks (Grand Canyon (north/south rim, Bryce Canyon, Glacier to a name a few). The horses we rode at National Park Gateway Stables were by far the most reliable...More

Thank ronanddeb2015
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Ron and Deb, we're delighted that both of you were impressed by our well-trained horses and our knowledgeable team. It's always fun for experienced equestrians to join us! Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Sincerely, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely ride with Nikki. Our trip ended up very rainy but she took good care of us and made it a great ride. We had a large group with several children that she helped so kindly. The trail was pretty inspire of...More

Thank Narendran4
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience on here. We're so glad you all enjoyed your trail ride even despite the bit of rain at the end. We look forward to your return in the future! Take care, SK Horses Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a two hour ride through the meadows of Rocky Mountain national park and it was so beautiful! Horses were great and out guide Derrick was awesome! Great time!More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled you and your husband had a wonderful time exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park on the horseback ride with us. Thank you for joining! We hope you make it back to our stables whenever you're in the area again. Take care, SK Horses...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 hour ride with Ashley this morning. What a beautiful trail along the Fall River, and the horses were well trained and docile. We went with our five kids, ages 10-16, and they were well matched with their horses. We learned...More

1  Thank Heidi E
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Heidi, it's great you had a fantastic experience from start to finish. We love showing our guests around the national park and teaching them about the area, so we're glad your family enjoyed this as well. Thanks for joining us on the trail ride! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to Estes Park Gateway Stables with a friend and did the four hour tour with Natalie. We had a fantastic time! The weather was fantastic and our guide provided us with a lot of information about the area. We were informed about...More

Thank laurenrmbhs
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Lauren, we're thrilled you had a fun time on the trail ride viewing the beautiful scenery and wildlife in the National Park. Natalie is certainly a great guide to show you the area, it's wonderful you enjoyed all the fun facts she had to share....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent the weekend recently in Colorado and decided to do the trail ride in Estes Park on a whim! Boy was I not disappointed! The ride was absolutely gorgeous and it was made all the better by our wonderful guide Natalie. She was very...More

Thank Brigitta M
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us on the trail ride, Brigitta. It's fantastic you had such an amazing time exploring the beautiful scenery of the area on the trail ride. We hope you make it back our way again in the future. Sincerely, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was originally very skeptical about going horseback riding as I'd had a poor experience previously. After some convincing from my siblings I decided to join the rest of the family. The views were beautiful and the horses very well behaved. We suffered a couple of...More

Thank Tanner T
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

You know what they say, Tanner, you have to get back in the saddle! But for real, knowing a ride with us left you wanting to ride more means a whole lot, and we're absolutely thrilled you and your family enjoyed the experience. What's more,...More

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Jewelbug28
26 April 2017|
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The weight limit at the national park gateway stable is 280 lbs
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Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
I remember our guide telling us they don't ride in winter because the wind is too strong and dangerous. But up until then, they do ride, although they have fewer horses available as of the end of August, so strongly suggest... More
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