Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today’s Groupon to Estes Park Horseback. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a 60-minute horseback-riding adventure with hot chocolate for two (an $80 value).
- For $69, you get a 60-minute horseback-riding adventure with hot chocolate for four (a $160 value).<p>
Estes Park Horseback’s experienced trail guides lead rides for all skill levels along picturesque routes overlooking snowcapped Rocky Mountains. Well-trained horses with names like Turbo and Rug Rat clop along snow-dusted hills and sunny valleys, heeding the gentle direction of riders, guides, and strategically placed carrots along the way. The beautiful, stark landscape of the Rockies in winter is known for both sunny winter days and frosty winds, so adventurers should dress in layers. After the one-hour gallop, saddle-toppers and steeds head back to Elkhorn Stables’ big, red barn, where riders can warm up around unlimited cups of hot chocolate, swapping stories from the trail and wisdom learned from aphorism-whispering horses.
Estes Park Horseback
The veteran equestrians at Estes Park Horseback let riders get an up-close look at the picturesque property of Elkhorn Lodge during year-round trail rides. The lodge is situated along the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Consequently, horseback-riding excursions wind past several spectacular sights, including the Continental Divide and Old Man Mountain, easily distinguished by its inability to operate its smartphone. During winter months, snow-dusted paths stretch before riders, while spring and summer adventures trot along trails dappled with sunlight. Estes Park Horseback encourages guests to tote along cameras to capture scenic views and potential sightings of elk, bighorn sheep, and other animals roaming through the area.