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What You'll Get
Before man learned to ride horses, Western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for an 8 a.m. scenic morning trail ride for two (a $100 value)
- $49 for a 4 p.m. sunset trail ride for two (a $100 value)
- $95 for an 8 a.m. scenic morning trail ride for four (a $200 value)
- $95 for a 4 p.m. sunset trail ride for four (a $200 value)
Groups of up to 18 arrive at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, embarking on excursions into the grazing elk and deer of Rocky Mountain National Park, a natural enclave ringed with snowcapped peaks. A $20 pass to the park, required for each vehicle, is not included with this Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 as a gift. Limit 1/visit. Reservation required subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 5 or older. 285lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Not valid July 4th or Memorial Day weekends. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. $20 park pass per vehicle not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sombrero Ranches' Hi-Country Stables
Cody Walker muses that within the stillness of Rocky Mountain National Park, "You get a sense that it's the way it should be." His father, Rex, grew up on a steady diet of cowboy films, eventually following his dream to Colorado where he met his wife, Queeda. Queeda was born into a family of homesteaders who caught and broke wild steeds. In 1959, they channeled their passion for the old-west lifestyle into Sombrero Ranches, the parent company of Hi-Country Stables, in Rocky Mountain National Park. The stables eschew souvenir-shop gimmicks for horseback expeditions that, much like avalanches of super glue, bond visitors with their steeds and natural surroundings.
Today, Cody carries on his parents' legacy with a staff of ranch hands from nearby homesteads and college students participating in equine science programs all across the country. After training in a vigorous program that's evolved during more than 50 years, his employees launch short rides or lengthy adventures. Cody distinguishes the Continental Divide ride as one of the most awe-inspiring; it begins at Bear Lake at 6 a.m., wending across the Continental Divide and to Grand Lake during a nine-hour stretch.
In the off season, Hi-Country Stables lets its horses roam free in the wild to, as Cody puts it, "Get the horse back into them." When the time comes to round them back up, a select few make the 60-mile journey from the mountaintops down to the ranch. Those who endure the entire voyage earn a buckle, a rare trophy that engenders the utmost respect among fellow horsemen and professional collectors of belt buckles.