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National Park Gateway Stables

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Mighty fine

Lovely ride! They may pride themselves on the welfare of their horses and the trails they go... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
nellmashofar
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Favorite impromptu evening yet!

We got into Estes last Saturday morning without plans for the weekend. We have a 5 year old son... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
NJJINX
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Thornton, Colorado
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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...more
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely ride! They may pride themselves on the welfare of their horses and the trails they go on. Loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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JessieK449, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We're so glad you loved your ride! Come back and ride with us again soon. 'Til then, National Park Gateway Stables

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The ride was good, the location in the park was impressive. The lady running the show was very organized at the main base - they had all sorts of young kids going out on rides too [ youth friendly!] So many horses and people yet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We got into Estes last Saturday morning without plans for the weekend. We have a 5 year old son who loves horses so we thought we'd see what was in town. We chose this stable as they were the easiest to understand and had the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JessieK449, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Start 'em young! We're so glad your family enjoyed your ride with us. Having the opportunity to be a part of family traditions and memories is our favorite part of the job. Well, next to the views, of course! Great to have you, and we...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Want to take a little on a short (10 min) or slightly longer (30 min) ride? Here is the place to go. Nice people, tame horses, reasonable prices. Our granddaughter, age 2, remembered her pony a lot longer than we did later in the week.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for coming over for a ride! We're thrilled to see our horses, staff, and views were just what you guys needed during your trip. We hope your family had such a great time, and that you'll all be back again someday! Best, National Park...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

My granddaughter loved the ride and her horse Dunny.Horses seemed well fed but were being eaten up by flies. They were miserable and so was I because I was also being bitten.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for visiting us, Patty, but we're very sorry about the flies. They can get pretty bad towards the end of the summer, but we hope it's not something that'll define the trip you and your granddaughter had. We could only hope you'd consider...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is such a beautiful place to go horseback riding! In Rocky Mountain National Park, on the Moraine Park area. Overwhelming beauty everywhere you look. From the 12,000-14,000 ft mountains surrounding the Moraine to the changing colors starting in the higher areas already, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you very much, Joanne! Just an fyi, the horses that you ride are quarter horses. We don't have thoroughbreds. Also, we don't ride in the moraine park area, we ride in the Fall River, Horseshoe Park area. You might be confusing us with a...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of a trail ride led by Cheyenne Brandt, wrangler and trail guide employed by National Park Gateway Stables, Estes Park, CO, out of Cowpoke Corral. Cheyenne showed exceptional control of horses; e.g., shouting “Cut it out, boys!” at two...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

There's nothing like hitting the backcountry for a summer ride! Great to see Cheyenne took such great care of you all, as well as keep things under control when it got a little rowdy. We take great pride in our amazing team of guides, and...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Our ride with Emma as our guide was the best part of our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. Great way to see the park away from the noise and bustle of tourists. The scenery was gorgeous. Emma was very pleasant and informative - answering...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for coming over, Laurie! We're passionate about the outdoors, and we love to take new and experienced riders out to show them what the Rockies have to offer. Emma is a wonderful guide, and we'll make sure she sees your kind words. Looking...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

The hubs and I dropped in while on vacation without a reservation (so dumb, I know)...Riley, the gentleman who checked us in, seemed genuinely glad to accommodate us and made us feel so welcome in spite of having to shuffle things around to make it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

We're glad you and your husband could get out there, Dianne! We'll always do our best to get our guests out on the trail as fast as we can, so we're glad Riley was able to help out this time. We all loved having you...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took a four hour ride with Gateway Stables on August 16. While we’re not “horse people”, we had a great time. The ride was very scenic, entirely within Rocky Mountain National Park. The changes in elevation was unexpected, yet exciting, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jessie K, Owner at National Park Gateway Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you so much for riding with us! We love showing new and experienced riders the ropes, so it's great that even though you and your wife aren't horse people, that you still had a great time! We'd love to have you both back for...More

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They have 2 locations. I know that if you have a rider 250 lbs or more you have to go to the National Park Gateway Stables location which is at the Fall River Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The upper limit on the... More
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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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