National Parks

Horseback Riding in North America's National Parks

Arches National Park

Horseback riding is very restricted in the park. Horses are not allowed in the campground and must be fed a special diet for a period of time before taking...(more)

Banff National Park

Experiencing the Canadian Rockies on horseback takes you back to the era of Banff's early explorers. One-hour, half-day, full-day, and multiday guided...(more)

Bryce Canyon National Park

Many of the park's hiking trails were first formed beneath the hooves of cattle wranglers. Today, hikers and riders share the trails. A number of outfitters...(more)

Death Valley National Park

Tours and Outfitters Furnace Creek Stables. Set off on a one- or two-hour guided horseback or carriage ride from Furnace Creek Stables. The rides traverse...(more)

Glacier National Park

Horses are permitted on many trails within the parks; check for seasonal exceptions. Horseback riding is prohibited on paved roads. You can pick up a brochure...(more)

Grand Teton National Park

You can arrange a guided horseback tour at Colter Bay Village and Jackson Lake Lodge corrals or with a number of private outfitters. Most offer rides of...(more)

Great Sand Dunes National Park

It's BYOH (bring-your-own-horse) here, but if you've got horses, you can ride them throughout the preserve and in much of the park. There are certain restrictions...(more)

Jasper National Park

Several outfitters offer one-hour, half-day, full-day, and multiday guided trips within the park. Participants must be at least age 6 to participate in...(more)

Joshua Tree National Park

More than 200 miles of equestrian trails are gradually being added as part of a backcountry and wilderness management plan at Joshua Tree, and visitors...(more)

North Cascades National Park

Many hiking trails and backwoods paths are also popular horseback-riding routes, particularly around the park's southern fringes.... Tours and Outfitters(more)

Rocky Mountain National Park

Horses and riders can access 260 miles of trails in Rocky Mountain.... Tours and Outfitters Allenspark Livery. Part of the Sombrero Ranches group of stables...(more)

Shenandoah National Park

Trail rides leave from the park's Skyland Stables several times daily from April through October, and on weekends in November. The route follows White...(more)

Yellowstone National Park

Advance reservations are recommended. Don't worry about experience, as rangers estimate 90% of riders have not been on a horse in at least 10 years.... Private...(more)

Yosemite National Park

Reservations for guided trail rides must be made in advance at the hotel tour desks or by phone. Scenic trail rides range from two hours to a half day...(more)

Zion National Park

Tours and Outfitters Canyon Trail Rides. Grab your hat and boots and see Zion Canyon the way the pioneers did—on a horse or mule. Easygoing, one-hour and...(more)