Before man learned to ride horses, Western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.
Choose between Three Options
- $26 for a one-hour guided horseback ride for one ($40 value)
- $52 for a one-hour guided horseback ride for two ($80 value)
- $79 for a one-hour guided horseback ride for four ($160 value)
In 1874, a few cowboys were presumably struck by the view of what is now Estes Park, so they decided to settle there to raise their barn and breed their horses. Over time, the lodge became known as Ranahan Ranch, named after the many elite cowboys who worked it. More than 100 years later, JT Adams, a former Marine looking for a quiet, beautiful piece of the world, bought the lodge and accompanying horse business.
JT and his staff preserve a lot of the lodge's old traditions, such as raising horses, training folks to ride Western-style, and leading horseback tours on the surrounding trails. Although the trail rides provide spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, they do more than just take riders to picturesque vistas. The guides peel back the veil of history and discuss the important events that shaped the park, mountain range, and surrounding communities. At the end of each tour, JT invites visitors to the ranch's yard or the Hayloft, the barn's built-in venue with a bar and dance floor. There, he strums his guitar and sings some of his original country songs before sending visitors home with sore thighs and new memories of the sights and sounds of the mountains.
“This was an awesome experience. They have a helpful staff that will make you feel safe and at ease. Would definitely recommend.”
“Dress in layers. The guides were great and made us feel very welcome!”
“The people are all amazingly helpful and caring, made sure to take great care of my two children (ages 7 & 9) that have very little riding experience. We will...”
“The people are all amazingly helpful and caring, made sure to take great care of my two children (ages 7 & 9) that have very little riding experience. We will certainly be back!!”
600 W Elkhorn Ave.
Estes Park, Colorado 80517