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Utah Horse riding

Our most recommended Utah Horse riding

East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

1. East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

Combine two of Southern Utah's most popular activities of exploring slot canyons and horseback riding on this 1-hour experience. Follow your guide as they take you on a scenic trail and teach you the art of reigning a horse. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the stables. Climb into the saddle and inexperienced riders will receive a brief riding lesson. No need to worry if you are a beginner, this horseback tour is designed to welcome first-timers with well-trained horses. Ride to the mouth of a beautiful slot canyon where you will dismount and walk a short distance into the canyon. Be impressed by the incredible sandstone formation and its towering walls, several hundred feet high on either side. Following your stop, riders will again get in the saddle and ride back to the starting point.

Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

2. Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

Ride on horseback for 3 hours through the scenic Dixie National Forest and discover two of the most popular canyons in the area. Be awestruck by the unique red cliffs, stunning hoodoo formations, and Ponderosa pines of the Red Canyon. Then, follow your guide on the windy trail to Losee Canyon and marvel at the unique colored rock formations. On your tour, make great western memories you won't forget with your knowledgeable guide. See the same country as Butch Cassidy did as a young outlaw over 100 years ago and pass an old outlaw hideout. Delight in an experience perfect for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

3. Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

Take a gentle horse ride through the Dixie National Forest to the north rim of Bryce Canyon. Enjoy the majestic natural formation of Bryce Amphitheater and admire the stunning landscapes. Discover the incredible Bryce Canyon National Park on horseback on a 1.5-hour riding tour. From beginner to expert, this scenic ride is perfect for all skill levels. Start your horseback riding adventure in the city of Bryce Canyon and follow your expert guide as they lead you through the beautiful Dixie National Forest to the canyon's northern rim. Pass 1,500-year-old bristlecone pine trees, one of the most ancient life forms on Earth. See the impressive formations at Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak and admire incredible views of the famous Bryce Amphitheater. Return to your original starting point at the end of your tour with unforgettable memories.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Scenic Wagon Ride to the Rim

4. Bryce Canyon National Park: Scenic Wagon Ride to the Rim

Arrive at lobby of the tour operator's inn and check-in at the adventure desk. Board the wagon, and sit back and relax as you begin your scenic ride. Along the way, your knowledgeable tour guide will share a lot of stories, facts, and legends of the Old West and its cowboys. Admire the scenery as you head through the Dixie National Forest to the Rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of the natural scenery. During the summer months, you will see the waterfalls of the famous Tropic Ditch. In the spring and fall month, there are great chances to see the local wildlife. This is a unique family-friendly tour which will be sure to take your breath away.

East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

5. East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

Saddle up and experience Zion National Park from a unique perspective. This is more than a typical trail ride and is great for both beginners and experienced riders. You will begin with a quick introduction and get acquainted with the horses. Learn their unique personalities as you prepare to spend the next two hours together. Your guide will demonstrate safe techniques for handling your horse. The ride begins by following a trail that winds up the side of Pine Knoll through the desert forest with an intense elevation increase. Eventually, the ride exits the forest and you'll get to see majestic sweeping views of Southern Utah and Zion National Park. At the summit, you'll pause to capture pictures that will help you remember this experience for years to come. Then, continue down the mountain, all the while learning about the area and wildlife while listening to western stories.

Bryce Canyon City: Red Canyon Horse Riding Day Trip w/ Lunch

6. Bryce Canyon City: Red Canyon Horse Riding Day Trip w/ Lunch

Take a horseback ride through Utah's Casto and Losee Canyons and set off on an adventure worthy of a Western. Marvel at the unique rock formations and eroded walls along the trail and ride through famous arches of rock. Take in Little Desert plain from the back of a horse and enjoy a picnic lunch. After being picked up from Ruby's Inn, climb aboard the shuttle to the Casto Canyon Trailhead. Meet your guide and horse for the day, then set off on an all-day horse riding adventure through Casto and Losee Canyons in Red Canyon. Marvel at red rocks sculpted by time and ride through arches. Follow trails once mastered by the infamous Butch Cassidy in his glory days. Spot some of his old hideaways along the trail. When you get hungry, stop for a boxed lunch. During the day, pass through a range of scenery from red rocks to desert plains before catching the shuttle back to Ruby's Inn.

Thunder Mountain Trail: Scenic Horseback Ride

7. Thunder Mountain Trail: Scenic Horseback Ride

Riders will be shuttled from the meeting point to the trailhead to meet their horses. Once on horseback, the guided ride leads through the forest and then up the famous Thunder Mountain Trail with its tight switchbacks and narrow ridges. End with a transfer from the top of the trail back to the meeting point. Marvel at incredible views of the red rock formations along the trail. From your unique vantage point on the back of a horse, the unparalleled beauty of Utah's craggy and sandy landscape is sure to take your breath away. Take a short break before heading through the forest to the end of the trail. Once at the top of the trail, the shuttle will take everyone back to the meeting point. The Thunder Mountain Trail is widely known among horse riders, runners, and mountain bikers — this is an experience you won't want to miss while in Utah.

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It was my first time and I would definitely do it again. Half way through we did a little hike through a Slot Canyon. The horses are easy to handle and the People who work there are friendly and answer any question you have.

We had a great experience horseback riding. Our guides were great, and Nate was WONDERFUL to have accompanying us on our ride. The scenery was beautiful and the horses were beautiful.

Had a great time! The horses were friendly and the trail was scenic and had many beautiful pictures opportunities.

Great small trail, friendly guides who know their animals.

It was a great ride and the people were wonderful.