Horseback Riding in Moab, Utah, on trails made famous by John Wayne

Saddle Up! For a truly authentic western experience—nothing beats touring the rugged desert from atop a gentle, cowboy-trained quarter horse. From early settlers to John Wayne himself, there’s no better way to see, smell, and experience the Wild West for yourself.

Our professional, seasoned wranglers take the time to create a memorable western adventure just for you. With brand-new tack and equipment, your ride is as safe and comfortable as can be.

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2-Hour Horseback Riding Tour Details

Beginning at the Red Cliffs Corral, you’ll meet your gentle cowboy-trained quarter horse and your professional wrangler, who will take some time to make sure each person feels comfortable with his or her horse and riding technique.

After some lessons in the corral, the ride begins. You’ll head up Castle Creek Canyon where the soft sounds of the clearwater creek add to the ambiance of towering 2,000-foot cliffs. You will cross the shallow creek several times and the views just keep getting better. This beautiful trail is made exclusive to those who choose this trip, so you’ll gain a special sense of seclusion that only adds to the astounding sights.

After the ride, you’ll return to the corral, bid farewell to your steed, and take some time to explore and relax around the ranch if you wish.

In the colder months of the season the tour is offered at 9:30 A.M.; during May through September the tour begins at 9 A.M.

This trip can last 2 -2.5 hours long. To participate in the horseback riding you must be a minimum age of 10 years of age or 52″ tall and a maximum weight of 220 lbs. The tour does not include travel time to corrals, which are 30 minutes from Moab.

Pricing

Adult or Youth (ages 10 – 16): $109.95+ tax

Timing

May through September the tour begins at 9 A.M.
March, April, October, and November the trip begins at 9:30 A.M.

Age & Weight Requirements

To participate in the horseback riding you must be a minimum age of 10 years of age or 52″ tall and a maximum weight of 220 lbs.

We cannot accommodate children under the age of 10, nor persons over 220 lbs. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

1.5-Hour Horseback Riding Tour Details

Beginning at the Red Cliffs Corral, you’ll meet your gentle cowboy-trained quarter horse and your professional wrangler, who will take some time to make sure each person feels comfortable with his or her horse and riding technique.

After some lessons in the corral, the ride begins. You’ll head up Castle Creek Canyon where the soft sounds of the clearwater creek add to the ambiance of towering 2,000-foot cliffs. You will cross the shallow creek several times and the views just keep getting better. This beautiful trail is made exclusive to those who choose this trip, so you’ll gain a special sense of seclusion that only adds to the astounding sights.

After the ride, you’ll return to the corral, bid farewell to your steed, and take some time to explore and relax around the ranch if you wish.

In the colder months of the season the 1.5-Hour Horseback Riding Tour begins at 3 P.M.; during May through September the tour begins at 5 P.M.

To participate in the horseback riding you must be a minimum age of 10 years of age and 52″ tall and a maximum weight of 220 lbs. The tour does not include travel time to corrals, which are 30 minutes from Moab.

Pricing

Adult or Youth: $89.95

Timing

May through September the tour begins at 5 P.M.

March, April, October, and November, the trip begins at 3 P.M.

Age & Weight Requirements

To participate in the horseback riding you must be a minimum age of 10 years of age or 52″ tall and a maximum weight of 220 lbs.

We cannot accommodate children under the age of 10, nor persons over 220 lbs. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I bring?

Please wear long pants, and bring a bottle of water and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes, no sandals please. Small saddlebags are provided.

Do I drive to where the corrals are located?

Yes! The Moab horseback riding tours begin at the Red Cliffs Corrals. Please note: it takes 30 minutes to travel to the corrals from Moab. Red Cliffs Lodge is located at mile marker 14 on Hwy 128. Please allow enough travel time.

What’s the difference between the 3-hour and 1.5-hour horseback riding tours?

On the 3-hour trip, you’ll travel the same trail as the 1.5-hour trip, but ride farther to a beautiful turnaround spot in sight of Castle Rock with the La Sal mountains behind. The 1.5-hour horseback riding trip is great for those who don’t have a lot of time but would enjoy the outdoor trail experience.

Is there a bathroom?

No, but we do provide restrooms at the corral location, which you can use before and after the trip.

What if I get thirsty on the tour?

You can bring a water bottle with you on the tour. There is a small saddlebag where you can store it.

Can I bring a camera?

Absolutely! The Horseback Riding Tour is great for pictures.

Is there a cancelation policy?

Yes. You must cancel 48 hours prior to departure to receive a partial refund, otherwise the tour fee is non-refundable.

The people who run the horseback ride are fantastic! Beautiful, healthy animals, great trails, and the staff teaches horsemanship in a particularly engaging manner. Best ride we’ve ever had!”

—The McDowells

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About

Canyonlands By Night & Day is a family-owned tour company on the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah! We’ve been providing guests with experiences of a lifetime in the Canyonlands area since 1963.

Contact

Toll-Free Reservations: (800) 394-9978
Local Reservations: (435) 259-BOAT

1861 N Hwy 191
Moab, UT 84532

Located north of the Colorado River bridge at the Old Mission Store