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National Park Gateway Stables

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4600 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517-9219
+1 970-586-5269
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Slow plodding ride

Great staff, great tour guide, great location great horses. Marking this as average b/c the trail... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
TheeJAS
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Boston, Massachusetts
Horses are well taken care of, nice staff and pretty ride.

The staff is nice, price is fair and horses are well trained and taken care of. Trail is rocky and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
BGC-1219
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Brecksville, Ohio
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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 3 October 2017

Great staff, great tour guide, great location great horses. Marking this as average b/c the trail was so worn (sometimes 8-12" deep) the horses had to slowly pick their way over exposed stones for the length of the trip. Also meant only single file, which...More

Thank TheeJAS
Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We're happy you had an overall great experience! At the beginning of every riding season, we work on upkeep of each of our trails. We apologize for issues you noticed, and we appreciate your feedback so we can address them. Thanks for the support! We...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

The staff is nice, price is fair and horses are well trained and taken care of. Trail is rocky and scenic.

Thank BGC-1219
Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We're happy you enjoyed the trail ride with us. We hope you make it back our way again in the future. Take care! -SK Horses Team

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I'll start off by saying it was a relief to have a easy ride. 4 yrs ago we tackled the cowpoke ride. Not for the faint of heart. Basically climbed a mountain then went back down. Yikes! This ride was some much better as you...More

Thank dougthypnosis
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Doug, we're glad your family had a fantastic time on the four-hour ride around the park with us. It's great the memorable trip has become your daughters' favorite adventure from this trip. The incident with the elk certainly sounds heart-racing, but our guides will always...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

This stable has gorgeous healthy horses that know the trails and are matched uniquely to rider ability. I took the 2 hour ride. We were lucky to see close up Elk bugeling with his herd and other wildlife. Jessie fit me in to an earlier...More

Thank Kathleen T
Management response:Responded 23 September 2017

It's fantastic you had an amazing time on the two hour trail ride with us, Kathleen. We're glad you enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the neat wildlife spottings! Thank you for visiting our stables. We look forward to your return next spring. Sincerely, SK Horses...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is the best place to book a horse trail ride! The scenery is gorgeous and breathtaking. You ride along hills in the mountain and walk beside mini water falls and streams. The horses are very tame and taken care of. They listen very well...More

Thank WanderlustSydney123
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thanks for recommending our stable -- we appreciate your support! It's wonderful you had an amazing time on the two-hour trail ride. Best wishes, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The manager, Logan, was great pairing skill level and horses. We were a small group and Gabby did a fantastic job of making sure we had the best ride possible. We saw elk, turkey, and deer. Would go back again and request her!

2  Thank rooloo7
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

It's great you had a fun, comfortable time on the trail ride around the park and that you enjoyed seeing all the cool wildlife. Thanks for visiting! We hope you return to our stables again in the future. Take care, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 5 September 2017

City Slickers going on a horse ride. The guide was very understanding and gave good instructions. The ride was great, the scenery was beautiful, The horses were beautiful and gentle. The guide gave good information during the ride. I would definitely do this again. We...More

1  Thank Rednecktravelin123
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thanks for visiting our stable and joining us on the two-hour trail ride! We're so glad you had a fun time exploring the area and interacting with our gentle horses. We appreciate your support! Sincerely, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Their sweet, gentle horses are a pleasure to ride. Guides are nice-great with kids. This is a guided tour, but you see some nice scenery. A fun experience.

1  Thank Janet F
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you, Janet! It's great our well-trained horses and knowledgeable guides impressed you. We're glad you had a fun time on the trail ride! Sincerely, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our group of four adults took the two hour ride and had a great time! If your not a frequent rider two hours is a good time because your butt starts to get a little sore. Beautiful view of the mountains surrounding. The course wasn't...More

1  Thank Taylor_Landes
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write this kind review, Taylor. We're glad you had a graet time on the trail ride. We hope you make it back to our stables again in the future. Take care, SK Horses Team

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We really enjoyed our 2 hour ride! Got to ride in the RMNP and saw some cool wildlife! Our guide was wonderful! Highly recommend this stable and the 2 hour ride. They knew their horses and really watched out for us on the ride.

1  Thank 1Andrea1410
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Andrea, it's great you had a fantastic time on the two-hour trail ride with us. Thanks for visiting our stable. We hope you return again in the future. Sincerely, SK Horses Team

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Staccey
14 September 2017|
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Response from Jake S | Reviewed this property |
It is paved, but is only level on one end, so you might need to take a little extra care in choosing a spot for your motorcycle.
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warrior193
6 September 2017|
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Response from KevinsGirls | Reviewed this property |
One of the wranglers told me it was a summer season gig so I think it is closed now but call them to find out.
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Jewelbug28
26 April 2017|
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Response from Max A |
The weight limit at the national park gateway stable is 280 lbs
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