2-hour ride for more experienced riders in Garden of the Gods in Colo. Springs.

Seeing Garden of the Gods from horseback is beautiful. Early to mid summer is better to avoid Colorado's summer monsoon season. The park's website is www.gardenofthegods.com. Please indicate if you're interested. I did this about 10 years ago.

Most folks have expressed an interest in Saturday June 22. But Sunday,  June 23 is also a possibility. Academy Stables, near the Park provides the guided rides. Their website is www.academyridingstables.com.  The cost for the ride is $62.  Must reserve with your cc. Cc's won't be charged at time of reservation. Cancellation deadline is 72 hours but if it's raining when we arrive, we can cancel then.  Two-hour rides are available at 9:30 AM or 12:30 PM.  The majority of riders have expressed a preference for the 12:30 PM ride. Must arrive 45 minutes before the ride.  There is a cafe for lunch inside the Park but we might want to bring along a large snack as we will probably be riding thru what would normally be lunch hour.  You'll also want to bring something to drink while on the ride. Maximum participation is 14 riders.

I have reserved the ride with my reservation.  When you reserve, ask to be included in the "Horse Around" ride at 12:30 PM on Saturday, June 22. The phone number is[masked]-0410.

The Stable is about 65 miles from my house via I-25 South and I live in Aurora.  We will meet at Academy Stables at 4 El Paso Blvd. in Colorado Springs.  The wrangles will lead us into the park.

This is an ideal carpool/gas-sharing situation.  I can take 3 people in my vehicle.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Ride was fine. Had done the 3-hr perimeter ride a few years back but it's only available late spring and early fall.

    June 23, 2013

  • Abby

    Ready to hit the trails!

    June 17, 2013

  • Vivien C.

    I wish I could join all of you but I am in the process of moving, not what I planned. Let me know about the next ride!

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've reserved the ride. The phone number is[masked]-0410. When you call, ask to be included in the Horse Around ride, Saturday, June 22 at 12:30 PM.

    May 30, 2013

  • JPaul

    Hey guys! I've been so busy with work lately it's crazy! Although the last 8 days I have been without cell and internet service camping on a friend's property in Coal Creek Canyon. I was attending a workshop to construct a cob cottage!!!! I had so much fun I'm actually sort of bummed I have to get back to normal life and go back to work. Denver's a great city, but I think I'm turning into a country/mountain man, HAHAHA! I'm glad to see there has been a good event setup during my absence. It will be great to give the advanced riders a nice place to ride. Let me know if I can help organizing this one! :)

    May 27, 2013

  • Cathy

    Count me in for the 22nd, to carpool with you, and let me know when it's all set and I should call with my credit card info.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM to Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carrie- I am open for any date that the group prefers , I am near Orchard and I-25, but not sure of parking there. Countyline has parking in front of Toys R Us--what main street do you come down to access 25 ?

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I thought the ride was on June 16th... 12:30pm is good for me. However I cannot do it on June 22d.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Carrie--12:30 on June 22 sounds fine. I can meet you anywhere that is convenient for you.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How experienced do you need to be? I have ridden on and off for years, but trail rides not any real lessons etc and it has been a few years--so what is the expectation for this--it sounds fun--live in Greenwood Village area--any date is OK--would love to ride down with someone if you think I would be OK for this--if not maybe the next one.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I live in Littleton, so I would prefer 3:30 PM or 12:30 PM. Thanks.

    May 19, 2013

  • Dru W.

    I would love to attend this event if only Scotty would beam me down there, but he's been on strike and still demanding more dilithium crystals. I wonder if there are enough members up north to maybe conspire to do something similar up this way? Anybody, up this way have any idea what resources exist up here to put together this kind of trip?

    May 19, 2013

    • Cindy H.

      I'm moving to Arvada in June, maybe they will have something closer soon. We did one in Littleton last month.

      May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Carrie, thanks for your message. I would be interested by this ride. Sounds great!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Garden of the Gods to Academy Riding Stables

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 9:00 AM to 8:30 AM

    May 17, 2013

  • Cindy H.

    I am moving that week-end, if it changes let me know.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! I am interested but am unsure how this group works. It is my understanding that we do need our own horses and can "rent" horses for these groups? If that is the case, how exactly does that work and what is the cost? Thanks!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    May 16, 2013

  • Cathy

    I would definitely be interested, and am an experienced rider. I could do any of those dates except the 15th, as I might be going on the Colorado Horse Council Ride in Larkspur.

    May 15, 2013

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