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“Beautiful Adventure !”

Crazy Horse Outfitters and Guides - Day Tours
Ranked #10 of 13 Tours in Pagosa Springs
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Owner description: We offer exclusive picturesque two, four, all-day trail rides, summer trips and hunting trips in some of the last remaining wild places in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. We are know for our kid friendly horses and have been in operation for three generations. We treasure the indigenous wildlife and breathtaking scenery in the unsurpassed beauty of the Weminuche Wilderness.
Reviewed 2 February 2014

From the warm welcome the second we arrived until the lingering sad goodbye, riding on this pack trip was a beautiful adventure. Well mannered horses, incredible views, stars you could touch and peach cobbler!!! Willie, an amazing cook and knowledgeable horseman, and his staff made us feel safe and comfortable as we challenged ourselves each day creating amazing memories!

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Every summer, at the end of July/early August, our group of Cowgirls (usually 8 of us) goes on a weeklong pack trip. We have done this for 18 years, so we are not new to the experience. Our trip with Crazy Horse Outfitters was one of the most memorable of all of them. Willie Swanda KNOWS the Weminuche Wilderness and is an expert at being a guide. Plus . . . he is a VERY nice guy. When spending a week with someone, that matters!
We rode into camp and found it set up and ready for us. Willie had started off as a camp cook before starting Crazy Horse Outfitters and the food was amazing! One of the most important things to us was the condition and care of the horses and mules. Of all our trips, Willie Swanda's horses were in the best condition - well treated, fed and cared for in very way. He loves his horses and so did we. They were able to wander in a pasture area freely unless they were transporting us. They knew when it was breakfast for the humans and came running into camp for treats - same at dinner. Funny and fun!
The area is spectacular. Wildflowers carpeted the ground in massive numbers and colors. We rode to turquoise lakes - even fished. We crossed the Continental Divide and were surrounded by mountain peaks - some with glaciers.
It was a week that passed WAY too quickly. Crazy Horse Outfitters has shorter trips and even day rides. Children do well on his rides. All eight of us believe that anyone who enjoys camping, good food, great horses and spectacular scenery should definitely spend time with
Willie Swanda at Crazy horse Outfitters. You will go away with your head packed with great memories and have a huge desire to return.

3  Thank Jean581
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

I went on a 'horsepacking' trip led by Willie with 4 other girlfriends. We had a wonderful time with great food and a wonderful experience with Crazy Horse. The mountains and scenery are beautiful and Willie was a wonderful host and guide!! The horses were wonderful and I, as a near beginner, had no problem.

1  Thank isabelstl
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

I have grown up camping in Pagosa Springs . Now an adult of teens, my family continues to travel (now, across the country) to join my parents and brother for an annual camping trip. We would not even consider skipping our ride with Crazy Horse. We have known the owners family for many years. Their operation is professional, personal and is just exceptional in every way. The ride is beautiful, safe and relaxing. They love and take great care of their horses. I can't imagine how anyone would not be in awe of this experience. Over the years we have done the Bear cave ride and the meadow rides...each year when we return to Pagosa, we all "discuss" passionately which ride to do this time; both are just awesome! Willie and his crew know their mountains and this business. They always go out of their way to accommodate our large family. This is a 5 Star operation....We LOVE Crazy Horse Outfitters and always recommend them to people visiting Pagosa

Thank Sandi C
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Crazy Horse is crazy about their horses - which means they have the nicest, best cared-for, enjoyable horses you will encounter at an Outfitter. My personal favorite is Rebel, but they are all wonderful. Highly recommend riding with Crazy Horse.

Thank P B
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