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“Amazing adventure”

American Safari Ranch
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Fairplay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Me and my family we had a ride on horseback and ATV. It was a great experience. The staff were very helpful and we had lots of fun! Ranch environment is really beautiful and in style. ATV ride was more adrenaline, but not to worry. Weather was great and the kids are talking about repeat it again as soon as possible! Highly recommended.

Thank Leni P
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Our Trip to Colorado started out with a Mid 40's couple just looking to enjoy each others company...and pretty much ended with this awesome 2 hour ride in the snow-covered mountains. Stan, our original contact with the Ranch, was very inviting, provided lots of information and tips for riding, especially for those of us that are less experienced. Stan put us in the more than capable hands of Aaron, our guide. Aaron helped me and my husband with the basics of riding and also how to take in the beautiful sites that we were about to see. Our horses, Denver and Babe were very gentle and easy to ride. Aaron who rode beside us, was even personable enough to use my camera to take some fabulous pictures.ould not have had if it had not been for him. Would definitely recommend booking a trip to this Ranch and experience what it has to offer.

Thank ABFishing
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

American Safari Ranch is a real dude ranch. My wife and I were enjoying a beautiful Autumn Color visit in Breckenridge in late September, 2014. While neither of us have much experience riding horses, because of the beauty of the season we decided that it might be fun to give it a try. After Googling 'dude ranches' in the area we came across American Safari Ranch, the name initially didn't resonate with us. Never-the-less, since it was near the route we were going to take to see the colors, I gave them a call.

When we were told that our 2 hour ride would be on the open range and an open ride verses a head-to-tail ride, we decided to do it. We were not disappointed. When we pulled in, it truly had the appearance of a wild west dude ranch... not fancy but authentic. We were asked what our experience level. When we told the fellow that we were rookies, he said, "No problem, I will match you with the right horses for you." And he did. We went out with 2 of their friendly and knowledgable guides along with 5 other 'cowgirls' that were far more experienced than we were. Because of the horses that they matched us up with, that wasn't a problem either.

After the ride, we were treated to a delicious barbecue meal topped off with an awesome brownie that were prepared by their cook.

The long and short of it was that it truly was one of the highlights of an overall terrific trip to the Breckenridge area.

Thank Rdlaidig
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

2 friends and I decided to go to brekenridge in late October. We were about 2 weeks too early for skiing and what seemed to be a few weeks too late for horseback riding. However, an employee at our hotel did some research and found out we could ride at American Safari ranch. Our wrangler, Matt, was awesome. He chatted with us the whole time like we were all best friends. He took us to some great spots to take pictures with our horses too. It was simply amazing to ride in the mountains. We recommend this trip for all!

Thanks for a great time! Gina, Ashley and Ryan

Thank Gina C
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Amazing place and such friendly staff. We booked a morning ride just last week and, had the best time! Stan, the owner, gave great instructions - three things to remember! We had three adults (40s and a 20+) and two children: 12 and 11. All of us had a great time. Our 12-year-old who had only ridden two or three times before came away saying, "I think I like riding horses now." He had a horse with a little spirit, but had no trouble in the saddle. It gave him a big confidence boost in his abilities!

The views while riding are unsurpassed. Trees, streams, valleys, mountains - even a view of the back of Pike's Peak. Matt, our guide, was so friendly and nice. He answered all our questions and made us laugh. The horses were in great shape - not tired ponies unwilling to go on another trail ride.

It was by far one of the best rides I have ever done. Afterwards, we enjoyed beer, brats and coleslaw in the dining house.

The price, $65/person, for a two-hour ride and lunch was a good deal! We are definitely coming here again when we visit the area!

Thank Jill R
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