Academy Riding Stables, Colorado Springs

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Horseback Riding Tour · Outdoor Activity
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Mount up and let Academy Riding Stables show you the big red rock formations of the 566 ha (1,400 acre) Garden of the Gods park. A real cowboy will guide you past formations, such as Sleeping Giant, Kissing Camels, and Siamese Twins, giving you the view of the landscape that pioneers had more than a century ago. Tours vary in length and are open to children and adults of all riding levels. The operation also provides helmets if you'd like, although they are optional. Our Colorado Springs online vacation planner makes visiting Academy Riding Stables and other Colorado Springs attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Any time spent around or riding horses is a plus! Everyone was professional, pleasant, helpful and you can't beat the scenery! Always a great ride! It was only my 2nd time at Academy but I'd go again! 
    Any time spent around or riding horses is a plus! Everyone was professional, pleasant, helpful and you can't beat the scenery! Always a great ride! It was only my 2nd time at Academy but I'd go again!  more »
  • Beautiful ride and was the perfect length. Very helpful people from arrival through the end of the ride. Mira and Luba were great guides and I will definitely do this again if I’m back in the area. 
    Beautiful ride and was the perfect length. Very helpful people from arrival through the end of the ride. Mira and Luba were great guides and I will definitely do this again if I’m back in the area.  more »
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  • This was a great place to ride horses and go through the Garden of the Gods. My girls had never ridden horses before and it was a great first experience for them. They wanted to go longer! We did the one hour tour. We got to see four different rock formations and a beautiful view of pikes peak. These are trail horses so they're trained to follow each other. It's not going to be running or galloping horse riding. If you enjoy horses or don't want to walk the Garden of the Gods this is a great option! The staff was very friendly and helpful and picked out horses they thought would work well with us. Our guide also gave us some history of the different rock formations and the garden of the Gods. I highly recommend doing it!
  • What a beautiful experience this was. Horse back riding through garden of the gods, absolutely fabulous. The tour guides were super friendly and shared bits of history along the way. Can't forget the jokes they shared as well. The stable was very informative and helpful with safety tips. 10/10 would recommend, you will be very pleased with your experience at Academy Riding Stables.

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