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Harvard City Riding Stables

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Address: 20360 County Road 306, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9523
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Nice Stables

We have been riding at these stables on two different trips to Colorado. The people there are very helpful and friendly and the guides on the riding trips are career cowboys who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2015
Larry P
Portage, Michigan
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

My family and I were camping near Cottonwood Lake area. We scheduled a 2 hour trail ride and put down our deposit. There was a huge rain storm with 6 large mud slides/ rock falls about 30 minutes after we made our reservation and we were evacuated from our camp. We were not allowed to get any of our belongings... More 

2 Thank Cortney M
Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We have been riding at these stables on two different trips to Colorado. The people there are very helpful and friendly and the guides on the riding trips are career cowboys who tell lots of great stories while you ride. A good family activity.

Thank Larry P
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

I cannot say enough good about this business. We planned it on the phone with Renee, who was very accommodating to our schedule, and our guide, Ian, was fantastic. Ian matched each of our 5 family members up with the perfect horse for them and took us on a long ride with helpful and informed conversation throughout. He takes great... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The scenery is WONDERFUL, on the backside of 'Mount Princeton'. Quick access to the trail from the stables. We crossed the creek 3 times which provided a needed cool down in the heat. The trail is somewhat steep and narrow in some parts and wide open in other, good variety! The horses were well maintained and staff was SUPER! Excellent... More 

Thank Mark Audrey S
Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Was over-all a good experience. The views that we saw were absolutely beautiful. Trail guide was very good. My husband was not happy with his mule, though.

1 Thank Leslie J
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

My husband and I booked a 2 hour ride. Our guide, Renae (sp?), was really nice and took us to beautiful outlooks on the mountain top. We lucked out mainly because it was just my husband and I and the tour guide. So it was nice to have the small party size and great conversation without someone's kid screaming behind... More 

1 Thank AmyandJeff
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We had a group of 7 riders, and went on the two hour trail ride. Our guides, Renee and Ian, were terrific! They assigned each rider a mount based on that person's experience level......they were very patient with our youngest, inexperienced rider and made sure she had a good time. We traversed 4 creek crossings, rode through conifer and aspen... More 

2 Thank Julie M
Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

We were pleasantly surprised on our latest trip to Buena Vista to see that the stables were under new management. My daughter and I decided to give them a try, as we were not impressed with the Mt. Princeton stable rides. We opted for a 2-hour trek up Mt. Princeton. Kelsey, our guide and daughter of the owner, was super... More 

3 Thank Trish J
Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

This looked very closed to me and appeared to be for sale.....too bad it looked like it could have been fun.

1 Thank Kalexander70
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

A new family recently took on these riding stables and they are wonderful. They really care about their animals and work VERY hard to give their guests the best experience ever! The trails are beautiful -- through the mountains, near/on the Colorado Trail. You get to "be the view" AND "see the view" here! Decent prices too!

3 Thank Susan R

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