We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Academy Riding Stables

Features Animals
4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful scenery on reliable, well cared for horses

My husband and I were both overwhelmed with the beautiful scenery and trails that could not be seen... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Deinglis
,
Boyd, Texas
First n for the whole family

We have some in our family that really enjoy horseback riding and some go just to be a part of the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
David A
,
Durant, Oklahoma
via mobile
Read all 397 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hour ride” (119 reviews)
“great ride” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
CONTACT
Website
+1 719-633-5667
Write a Review
Reviews (397)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

91 - 100 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband and I were both overwhelmed with the beautiful scenery and trails that could not be seen on foot or driving. Being horse owners ourselves, we were very impressed with the care and treatment of the horses. Each horse is personally selected for the...More

1  Thank Deinglis
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We have some in our family that really enjoy horseback riding and some go just to be a part of the activity. After this ride we all unanimously agreed that it was a GREAT EXPERIENCE. They have 80+ horses which means they can really fit...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The staff was great, and super sweet. Our guide was Seth and he was awesome! LOVED the ride, it was so much fun. The garden is beautiful and seeing it from a horses back is an even better sight. Yes, there is a weight limit...More

Thank Smokey C
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Be sure you don't weigh over 200 lbs no matter how tall you are. You can't ride. Man or women. Believe me, they will weigh you. Won't that be embarrassing?

2  Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Not happy with academy riding stables. Called to make reservations and they asked about height and weight. I told them I weighed a little over 200 lbs and they still took my reservation. We were really excited to tour garden of the gods on horseback,...More

Thank Remo R
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Parking through out the park to hike the trails was scarce. So we went to Academy Riding Stables, we did a 2 hour ride. It was a good choice, our guide Taylor was great. Would love to go again!!

1  Thank cadburysbarn
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

What a great ride through amazing topography!! Also, they assigned me with a true professional wrangler. Ask for Rajain, she was a great tour guide.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We took one experienced equestrian, one that used to ride and one who hadn't ridden for a decade or more. The personnel were safety conscious and attentive. The ride was pleasant although we'd have liked to go longer it was too late in the day....More

Thank FlyingNNP
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our ride! Our guides, Vivian and Seth were awesome!! They were helpful and made sure that everyone was having a good time (even those that were apprehensive at the start). Couldn't have asked for nicer guides or better experience!...More

2  Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We took the 2hour tour through the Gardens & it was awesome. The horses were matched to the rider's experience & Taylor, our Wrangler, was amazing. A perfect way to see the park & get a little history lesson, too! Thank you to all the...More

Thank Krest2166
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Savelli's Pizza
558 reviews
1.17 km away
Adam's Mountain Cafe
667 reviews
.38 km away
Crystal Park Cantina
336 reviews
1.22 km away
UNCLE Sam's Pancake House
221 reviews
1.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions
89 reviews
.30 km away
Colorado Wolf Adventures
60 reviews
.72 km away
Red Rock Canyon
867 reviews
1.41 km away
Manitou Springs Visitors Bureau
54 reviews
1.47 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
mspattya0927
4 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sewbass | Reviewed this property |
It is true, they did close recently. Hopefully someone did step up to keep it open. It was the highlight of our August, 2017 trip. Sorry, I couldn't help. The staff was great.
0
Votes
Gabriellekay
15 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
They are actually closing down. Don't know details but that's probably why you can't get a hold of anyone.
0
Votes
shotgunwillie2
26 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
Please check the ARS website or call the reservation and information office at 719-633-5667. During the summer months one and two hour rides are available several scheduled time each day.
1
Vote