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Academy Riding Stables

#8 of 50 Outdoor Activities in Colorado Springs Features Animals
4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Beautiful way to see Garden of the Gods

This was a fun way to see the Garden of the Gods. The staff was very helpful and informative... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
Beautiful Ride, guide was awful!

We enjoyed the ride and views. Luckily we were in the back with a nice guide, (an Aggie... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

This was a fun way to see the Garden of the Gods. The staff was very helpful and informative. They were very thorough in going over what to do and expect from the horses (as novice riders we appreciated this)

1  Thank ramonad152
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We enjoyed the ride and views. Luckily we were in the back with a nice guide, (an Aggie!). However, the lead guide was a b****. She was rude and offensive. The other customers noticed too. It seems she would go out of her way to...More

5  Thank goingsomewhere123
Reviewed 15 October 2015

the horseback riding was aweful,the guide was not nice at all or helpful,not a good place to go horseback riding,was on a time limit and rushes you,does not let you enjoy the horseback ride,I said something-but they did not seem to care about anything

5  Thank Arno P
Reviewed 15 October 2015

My son and I are huge horse lovers but most places won't let him ride by himself because he's under 10. But Academy Riding Stables has rules that allow kids 8 or over to ride. The only difference is that they used to have a...More

1  Thank Tglant
Reviewed 14 October 2015

It was my wife's first time on a horse. I had not been on a horse in many years, though I used to ride quite a bit. Academy Riding Stables did a great job in accommodating us. The website advises you to make reservations beforehand....More

Thank 31jerryw
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Went to reserve a two hour ride and was notified their ax weight has been reduced to 200lbs. I'm 6'0 and 215lbs and this is the first time I've been unable to ride somewhere I was visiting. Too bad, I was really looking forward to...More

5  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I rode Red - a gentle tall horse. My family rode other horses that we equally gentle and easy to ride. We took the 1-hour ride which took us into much of the Garden of the Goods, but not all of it. For us non-cowboy...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The horses seem very well cared for and cared about. I definitely felt like I was nothing but a dollar sign to the tour guides. I saw them rolling their eyes at each other as our big group rounded a switchback. A pretty ride, but...More

3  Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We did the 1 hour ride into the Garden of the gods. Being 1 of the early rides and off season, we had 3 in our group. Holly was a great tour guide. There was a lot of concern for safety and for the well...More

Thank limafolk
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Loved the Horse back riding- -Alex and Devin were our wranglers/tour guides they were super nice and informative -they were very safe and informative to those who didn't have previous riding knowledge -matched horses depending on amount of comfort with riding -beautiful views and Great...More

Thank CindyCh
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Jess S
22 June 2017|
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Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
Our horses do the trail rides several times during a week, so they know the way and back home. There is some direction they will need from the guest but you will enjoy seeing the Garden of the Gods without having to keep... More
Rachel L
9 April 2017|
Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
Trail Rides by ARS are limited to 8 years old an over, therefore, your 6 year old will not be able to trail ride in the Garden of the Gods. ARS does offer Pony Rides for ages 2-7. Please contact 719-633-5667 for cost and... More
9 March 2017|
Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
That is a very good question. The 2 hour ride goes to center of Garden of Gods Park a smaller loop and back to ARS. You see a lot of the park flora, wildlife and rock formations. This is available year round. The... More