Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that the mouth no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour trail ride from Bardy's Trail Rides in Seward, accessible from Anchorage by Alaska Railroad, bus, or car (a $97.85 value).
Named one of the top 10 trail rides in the country by USA Today, Bardy's Trail Rides transports riders through pristine Alaskan countryside, providing visitors with an unforgettable vacation and residents with a fresh perspective on their home state. Groups of up to seven travelers trot alongside majestic mountains and ford rippling rivers, following an unsullied trail only accessible by horse or crafty zebras disguised in horse costumes. Amble beneath bald-eagle nesting areas and through the old town of Seward while listening to a native guide impart spellbinding true accounts of the region's destruction during a 1964 earthquake. Twice-daily rides commence at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., but guests should arrive 20 minutes early to don provided helmets and christen horses with suitable names, such as Trailblazer or Car with Legs.
Old Nash Road
Seward, Alaska 99664Get Directions