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Granite Mountain Outfitters

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Address: South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
Phone Number:
+1 719-530-0480
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

1 hour Horseback Rides,

2.5 hour Horseback...

Trail Rides or Horseback Rides

1 hour Horseback Rides,

2.5 hour Horseback Riding,

1/2 day Trail Rides,/.


"A Ride of a Lifetime" Granite Mountain Outfitters horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders.

We look forward to giving you a ride of a lifetime, experienced guides, responsive horses and fabulous country! Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Horseback rides or trail rides are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention.

From novice to expert we will match the horse, the rider, and the group to each rider's ability. An ideal group size is no more than 4-6 horses; however, larger groups are catered to on an individual basis. Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved.

The rides leave at 8700ft riding to 10,000ft viewing the Sangre de Cristo's, San Lewis valley, historic Mt Ouray & the Collegiate Peaks. A short driving distance from the Buena Vista and Salida area.

We ride with pride and have a ton of fun!

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2 1/2 hour ride. Small group; safety orientation to start which included excellent instruction and attention to detail. Amazing views; a heavily varied trail which makes the ride... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeff N
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

2 1/2 hour ride. Small group; safety orientation to start which included excellent instruction and attention to detail. Amazing views; a heavily varied trail which makes the ride more enjoyable because there's lots of uphill, downhill, crossing small ditches, crossing branches, etc. Professional and personable staff and guides. 5 star experience!

Thank Jeff N
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We have been on multiple trips with this group and it always manages to be a great time. Our various guides have all been highly engaging and informative. We always feel well cared for even when our group has kids ranging from 6 to 18yrs old. I highly recommend this trip for the views and general experience!

1 Thank elizabeth b
Cotopaxi, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

What a relaxing ride The trail guide Cody was friendly and my horse Fred was a character Great views and a great price

Thank idahopaul
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband, in-laws, and I went on the 2 and a half hour ride a few days ago. We arrived about 15 minutes early to find our guide, Codi, getting the last of the horses together. She was an excellent guide!! She was incredibly kind and energetic, went over the basics of riding and safety (I had never ridden before),... More 

Thank Melissa K
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My family was fortunate to take the half day ride with Sue during the amazingly beautiful October fall foliage in Salida. Our decision to visit Colorado was last minute but we definitely wanted to add horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains to the "must do" list! We love to ride and always look for opportunities where you don't feel as... More 

Thank 4adventurefamily4
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Awesome ride!!! Paul and I reviewed several websites before choosing Granite Mtn. and we are so happy we chose this one! We were visiting friends in Colorado Springs and drove out Friday morning and met our guide Codi at the stables for our half day ride. She was young and energetic and she knew her horses. She set me up... More 

Thank sandyjm0112
Evergreen, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our horseback riding experience with GMO! We booked the 2 1/2 hr trip as part of our 26th anniversary celebration. Being able to count my number of horseback rides on one hand and having had some previous not so wonderful experiences, I can honestly say I never felt safer or had more fun. My... More 

Thank dawn a
GraniteMountain, Sue-Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

You review is greatly appreciated! Yes, we are blessed with fabulous country, experienced guides and responsive horses! Life is good. We are the lucky ones, when it comes to great clients like yourself.and we look forward to your return! Thank You! More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

No better way to see the changing colors in the Colorado high country! Our 4-hour ride took us through some absolutely beautiful scenery, and Codi was a terrific trail guide. Horses were saddled and ready upon our arrival, and had been carefully selected based on our individual riding abilities. Such a great trip -- not to be missed!!!

Thank Corey P
GraniteMountain, Manager at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

All you need for happiness is a great guide, a responsive horse, absolutely beautiful scenery and a company who cares. Yes, we are proud of Codi she is a terrific guide and we love our horses! We are very fortunate to have wonderful clients, thank you. . More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This was a dream fulfilled. The scenic ride through Aspen and Pine trails with streams and meadows was right out of a book. The trail reached it's full beauty at the top with a panoramic view of the Sangre de Christo mountain range. But, what made it really special was the well-loved and cared for horses and skilled, and friendly... More 

Thank V-Paul2
GraniteMountain, Codi - Guide at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

We are so thankful y'all came out to ride with us! Your daughter was a gem as well! I really enjoyed conversing with her as we rode up and down the mountain. It is a special day when we make true friendships on a ride. All three of you were so sweet and so good with the horses. Blue, Spud,... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a wonderful 2 1/2 hour ride with my son. Some early snow meant we couldn't go at our original ride time but Sue and Codi managed to fit us in later that day on the sunset ride so we could still get home on time. Views from the top of the trail were amazing with all the fall colors... More 

Thank jmeredithco
GraniteMountain, Codi - Guide at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this review

It is great to hear from you! I thoroughly enjoyed having you and your son visit. Glad we could be part of the "boys trip"! You guys were hilarious and kept me laughing. I am so thankful we got to do the ride later; the snow was still on top and so beautiful against the yellow and green trees. A... More 

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