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.
Academy Riding Stables reviews
From the time of arrival, the staff was fantastic. You couldn't have asked for more behaved horses. I rode Justus and fell in love with his comical personality immediately. The staff was very... more »
We are experienced riders who often take the chance to hire horses when traveling. The opportunity to ride through Garden of the Gods was magnificent. The horses were solid and Maddie, our guide... more »
Great experience with great guides. Had never really rode a horse before. But with the excellent instruction and well trained horses made for a pleasurable time. I recommend the 2 hour ride Side note, it will make you walk funny for a few hours! Will be back to ride in the future!
I'm a first-timer on horseback riding and I have to say that the experience was very good! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, they get you really acquainted with your horse, and there's no way you could possibly screw this up! The horses are certainly used to walking the trail, although a couple of them get a wild bug up their butt and decide to go grazing on trees and grass but just give him a good yank on the bridle and a little kick in the rear and that will take care of things!
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