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Academy Riding Stables

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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Great views and wonderful staff

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great ride into the garden of the gods. They offer one hour... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2015
Tiffany D
via mobile
Wonderful way to see Garden of the Gods

We felt like we had gone back in time and entered an old West movie. The folks at the stables were... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
New Jersey
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great ride into the garden of the gods. They offer one hour and 2 hour rides. It rained on us just a little bit it was worth it to see the rainbow. Great tour, must do.

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We felt like we had gone back in time and entered an old West movie. The folks at the stables were very professional. Make certain you arrive on time! We did the 2 hour tour - weather was a little sketchy so we experienced everything...More

Thank Suntraa
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Overall experience my children will never forget! "Wranglers" were fun and good young people. Horses were beautiful creatures. Our 9 year old insisted upon horseback riding for our trip. In the end, it will be a memorable experience for all. Our only complaint was there...More

Thank JoelDfamilyof5
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Our guides we Ashlyn (or maybe it was Ashley?) and Devon. They made the ride so enjoyable and Ashlyn talked to us the whole time and told us all about the garden! She was so awesome during the ride and made us feel so comfortable....More

Thank aliciawille
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this one. It was my first time. So I was kind of nervous. But the guides are just amazing. And the view is just too nice for me to get worried. Copper is the name of the horse...More

Thank Frea W
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The horses were beautiful and the scenery was awesome; HOWEVER, my 8 year old son had never been on a horse before and his horse ("Socks") was very preoccupied with eating whatever happened to be growing along the trail. This made for a difficult ride...More

Thank pdzmom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

First time ever riding a horse. The horses were great. The overall tour was not very fun. Basically $50 to walk a horse for an hour.

Thank Tprideaux25
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Our ride was awesome! The view is incredible, the horses were well behaved, and Stacy was great!! We will be coming back!

1  Thank Kingbobthefirst
Reviewed 9 August 2015

What a better way to explore Garden of the Gods than horse back riding. You get to sit and enjoy the view. The overall experience was great and our wrangler, Travis, was nice and very informative. The staff was nice and helpful.

2  Thank Henry N
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This was tuns of fun! It was really an experience to not only see the breathtaking garden of the gods but to experience riding the horses. It was just amazing.

Thank Solimar D
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19 December 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
No, before you even get ready to go, they specifically ask you what your experience level is with horses. They will match you up accordingly. The horses are very well mannered! And the guides very helpful!
4 October 2017|
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Response from kimod74 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I might be late in answering your question. I believe they have closed up shop. Some sort of dispute between owners/siblings and the land. :(
15 August 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
They had an ownership change in August 2017, and had to close briefly. BUT are now up and running again and I think it's better than ever. Check them out!