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Granite Mountain Outfitters

#1 of 16 Outdoor Activities in Salida Features Animals
South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
+1 719-530-0480
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A Very Enjoyable Experience

My husband and I are seniors and not nearly as spry as we used to be. Nevertheless, we opted for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RRichardson
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Spencer, Indiana
Half day horseback ride

We had the BEST ride here. I've always been an avid horseback rider and have always ridden... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shawnamarsh
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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: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
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+1 719-530-0480
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I are seniors and not nearly as spry as we used to be. Nevertheless, we opted for a 1.5 hours horseback ride in the cool of the morning. The reservation was made at the last minute, and Sue made every effort to...More

Thank RRichardson
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the BEST ride here. I've always been an avid horseback rider and have always ridden bareback. Sue not only let me ride bareback but she also let me use her own personal horse Dakota. Awesome horse! We had such a good ride and...More

Thank Shawnamarsh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best horseback ride ever. My family and I have taken a horseback ride on our vacations out west every year for the last 10 years. This is the best yet. First time that my stirrups have been adjusted correctly. No pain in knees or ankles...More

1  Thank Kevin C
GraniteMountain, Guide at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Best horseback guide service what an honor thank you! We ride with pride and we have a ton of fun and we truly appreciate great clients! We work hard but we are truly blessed to have beautiful country, caring guides and fabulous horses. Great people,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Susan, the owner was very attentive and gave thorough instructions on riding for a beginner rider. I had taken lessons before and used to own horses (years ago) but I think I learned more basics in her 15 minute lesson than in other lessons. The...More

1  Thank lizgJ3738UX
GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Yes, we are fortunate to have experienced and caring guides, who love the area, clients, children and horses. It is a success story for a guiding service and we are very blessed. Thank you for taking the time and the kind review it is greatly...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sue and the crew at Granite Mountain were extremely professional and at the same time made everyone feel very welcome. The safety instructions given before the ride were the best I have ever heard. I would recommended this outfit to anyone!More

1  Thank freddipenn2017
GraniteMountain, Guide at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your generosity and appreciating the safety instructions. We can only assist clients on a horse, showing rein management and a proper seat in the saddle when riding. The sky is the limit! In riding a horse we borrow freedom and fabulous views...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our ride! They were great with our 7 yr old daughter and all our horses were a perfect fit! Our guide did a wonderful job pointing out the wildflowers and teaching us bits about the area. Being in a small group on a...More

1  Thank Crispa A
GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

All you need for happiness is a great guide, a responsive horse, absolutely beautiful scenery and a company who cares. Yes, we are proud of Codi she is a terrific guide and very familiar with the topography, wildlife and the abundant amount of wildflowers! We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My 18 year old grandson and I had a lovely private sunset ride with Jennifer. This intimate trip into the hills perfect. Our trip together included zip lining, amusement parks, Colorado Rockies game, and hiking - - but my thrill seeking grandson proclaimed this ride...More

1  Thank twilliamslangfor2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our 2 teenagers for an hour and a half ride.it was their first time and they had a blast. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and surrounding mountains.

1  Thank Adam G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the horseback trail ride through the mountains with Granite Mountain Outfitters! We did the morning 2.5 hour ride and it was worth every penny. Even my moody teenager loved it lol! I was impressed with the professionalism of the owner and we...More

1  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible time at Granite Mountain riding horses with our guide, Jennifer! She was extremely good with our young kids, fun, and knowledgeable about plants, geology and wildlife. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. Definitely going back!

1  Thank vreya9
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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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