Folk wisdom about looking a gift horse in the mouth is obsolete, now that horses are no longer bred to belch blinding ammonia. Enjoy improved equine exhalations with this Groupon.
- $65 for a horseback ride for two (a $130 value)
Rocky Mountain Outfitters' cowboy guides lead riders along the high slopes of Soldier Hollow Valley, overlooking the Wasatch Range and Deer Creek Reservoir. Excursions begin as guides assess their tour group's riding abilities and teach participants how to climb into the saddle with the confidence of a chimpanzee climbing into a banana truck. Riders navigate winding canyons and snow-speckled trails astride mountain-bred horses, all while enjoying the scenery and searching for local wildlife.
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Mountains echo with the clicking of hooves on rocks as mountain vegetation waves in the breeze and the sun glistens on snow-dappled trails. Schools of fish scatter as a pair of slick rubber boots parts the waters—a fisher wading through thick river sediment before casting a line into the current. Rocky Mountain Outfitters' experienced outdoorsmen usher customers through all manner of seasonal wilderness adventures, including fly-fishing on the Provo River, snowmobile tours, and horseback riding along mountain trails. Many tours run through Soldier Hollow Valley, which played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Visitors may encounter roving wildlife such as snow rabbits, moose, and fawns frolicking through varied landscapes for memorable photo ops or police sketch-artist renderings. Adventure packages combine more than one outdoor activity and include the Reins and Train adventure, a role-playing tour that merges a train trip with a horseback trail ride. Depending on the season, guests can board traditional wagons or horse-drawn sleighs towed by teams of clydesdales, belgians, and spotted draft, or they can lasso free-range dinner rolls during Old West–style outdoor meals.