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Granite Mountain Outfitters

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South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
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great trip!

This company was just perfect from beginning to end. great communication, texts and emails. great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
juliem282018
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Kansas City, Missouri
Horse back riding

We are from Wisconsin and came to Colorado for a family vacation. We decided to do the horse back... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mccallisters08
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Shullsburg, Wisconsin
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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!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
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"beautiful horses"
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"the owner"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This company was just perfect from beginning to end. great communication, texts and emails. great guides. beautiful views. We did the 21/2 hour morning ride on a very hot 90 degree plus day. I would recommend this company to everyone.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are from Wisconsin and came to Colorado for a family vacation. We decided to do the horse back riding as a family fun day and it was amazing. The guides were super helpful and very kid friendly. It was a great memory

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a large group with children ranging in age from 7 years old to 18 years old. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was an excellent way to spend time together. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2.5 hour sunset horseback ride to celebrate our anniversary! The vast views were stunning, the terrain was varied from aspen groves to mountain overlooks and back into the valley, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the horses...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us, middle aged women, signed on for the 90 minute ride. While I have recent riding experience, she hasn't been on a horse since childhood. For both of us, it was an amazing experience. GMO has wonderful horses, the trails provided views that...More

Thank Gayle d
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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We appreciate every client who comes to visit us and are happy to hear our handwork pays off with smiles and good memories. We try to never take our responsive horses, wildflowers and wonderful views for granted! We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to go horseback riding and now I could do it with such a excellent company. I can cross this off my bucket list!

Thank karing507
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous staff, horses and views. The whole experience was perfect. I highly recommend this experience to anyone in the Salida area. My friend had never ridden before and I’m a complete beginner as well and I felt that they could accommodate any level of rider!...More

Thank kmcgarigal
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GraniteMountain, Manager at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You need to be able to trust your horse and your guide! You won’t see a trustworthy, dependable horse acting naughty and trying to get away with things, even if they are paired with an inexperienced rider. A dependable horse will take care of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried to ride in 2016 and 2017 but couldn't die to weather, but we did it this year. Sue is the best. She not only cares for the horses but your safety as well. Dorsey Creek Cabin is awesome. If there was a...More

Thank Wes W
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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words! You and your wife were absolutely incredible. It was our pleasure to show you the Colorado Rockies on horseback. The weather did cooperate, yahoo! We look forward to your return Sue

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sue Applegate runs her outfitters business so well, everything is clean, the horses are so well taken care of, it's just a wonderful place. And of course the views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Sawatch Range are heavenly. Go and enjoy!More

Thank Judith H
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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Judith! Clients like yourself make it all worth the effort. We take great pride in loving and taking care of our horses. We are feel very fortunate when it is a great memory! We are blessed with experience guides, responsive horses and fabulous...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 8.5 year-old grandniece. Sue and her team gave her the thrill of her life. Everything was top notch and her guide, Tatem, was sweet and competent. This is the second time I have had out-of-town friends use Granite Mountain (the first was an...More

Thank Harold B
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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our success is driven by that of our clients. We are the fortunate ones to have your friends and family this is greatly appreciated. Yes, we are living the dream, beautiful country, caring guides and responsive horses! Your grandniece has a passion for horses and...More

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Rudypink
25 March 2018|
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
I am responding a little late actually I just noticed the question on Trip adviser. We are nose to tail due to the terrain and elevation. We love questions and we love happy clients! I just need to pay more attention to... More
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sindymue
4 September 2017|
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
Thank you contacting Granite Mountain Outfitters. We are closed the third week in October. The snow get to deep and the water freezes. Thank You!
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Ankit G
27 June 2017|
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
I am sorry due to insurance reasons the age requirement is 6 yrs of age. We do pony rides and take pride in taking care of young children.
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