Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon to Colorado Carriage and Wagon in Estes Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a 20- to 25-minute carriage ride through downtown Estes Park for two (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get a 20- to 25-minute carriage ride through downtown Estes Park for up to six (a $100 value).
Colorado Carriage and Wagon and its loyal steeds have been guiding passengers on memorable saunters through the mountain air for 11 years. Parties of two, four, or six snuggle up as they ramble over the streets of Estes Park, taking in sunsets and the clip clop of hooves. Carts are driven by strong and stately draft horses, and escort passengers past local destinations, including the Stanley Hotel.
Rides provide ample scenic and photo-worthy moments, and drivers can drop off groups at a local restaurant at the end of the ride. Colorado Carriage and Wagon is happy to personalize each ride to ensure a rewarding experience, and each friendly driver can provide the historical perspectives of Estes Park that are commonly overlooked when simply driving through or sprinting away from elk. Reservations are required, and are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.
Colorado Carriage and Wagon
When the staffers at Colorado Carriage and Wagon says that their business is family owned and operated, they extend that description all the way down to the horses who make each journey possible. Their beloved Draft breeds travel throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, bringing charmingly old-fashioned transportation to weddings, family reunions, and romantic traipses through town. When snow blankets the ground, guests can schedule sleigh rides, taking the classic conveyance on a caroling trip or just prowling the woods for drag races against one-horse hotrods. In addition to horses, the family's petting zoo of chicks, sheep, pigs, and other barnyard animals often makes appearances at parties and festivals, delighting young and old alike with their cute, fuzzy faces.