One-Hour Guided Trail Ride with Hot Beverages for Two or Four at Sombrero Ranches in Granby (Up to 54% Off)

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Trail-savvy wranglers guide riders through Fraser Valley’s autumn splendor with occasional elk, deer, moose & coyote encounters

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Promotional value expires Dec 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr advanced reservation required, subject to availability and weather. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 7 or older. 260lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Valid only at Snow Mountain Ranch Stable. Valid only for a 1-hour ride. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Help keep the night sun in the sky with today’s Groupon to Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby. Choose between the following options:

  • For $35, you get a one-hour horseback ride for two with hot cocoa or hot cider (a $70 value).
  • For $65, you get a one-hour horseback ride for four with hot cocoa or hot cider (a $140 value).

Sombrero’s trail-savvy wranglers guide trail blazers between the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies as they traverse the YMCA’s 5,200-acre Snow Mountain Ranch. Leaves glow with the brilliant kiss of autumn as mounted parties take to the wending paths of Fraser Valley. The vistas of the continental divide sprawl just around trail bends or over hillocks, where beaver ponds, pine groves, and mountain flowers. Elk, deer, moose, coyote, and other shy fauna occasionally appear before riders, engaging in suitably candid activities such as munching on grass or flashing solid-gold orthodontia. Upon returning to the ranch, steaming mugs of hot cocoa or cider eagerly warm hands and gullets, washing away the strains of riding with fiery, sugary flavor.

Sombrero 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, eschewing 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.

Customer Reviews

The sleigh ride was so fun! Wear snow pants and lots of warm layers - it is cold in the mountains even when Denver has warm weather. Bring an apple to feed the horses after the ride!
Suzy S. · February 23, 2014
Make sure you allow plenty of time to drive. It isn't hard to find, but figure in the time for going over Berthoud pass, drive through Winter Park, Frasier and Tabernash. haha, it is quite a distance. If you're coming from Denver, make sure to allow about 3 hours. It is a good time, and certainly worth the trip. I'd recommend, however, that you plan on finding lodging and just making a weekend out of it. The stable hands / drivers were all very kind and very informed and made for a very enjoyable experience. I'd absolutely do it again!
Dave · February 10, 2014
We really enjoyed our sleigh ride. Everyone was very friendly, and it was a lot of fun.
Megan T. · February 5, 2014
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    Granby

    1101 County Rd. 53

    Granby, Colorado 80446

    970-887-1999

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