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Horseback Riding

Saddle up, partner! Exploring a National or State Park on horseback is not only fun, but a great way to view the parks from a new perspective.

About Horseback Riding

Get ready to experience National and State Parks the way the first explorers did; on good old-fashioned horseback. You’ll ride through forests that are hundreds (if not thousands) of years old, cross streams and creeks without having to get your feet wet, and learn about the region from trusted guides who know the trail systems like the back of their hand. Keep reading to learn more about horseback riding in our National and State Parks.

Where to Find Horseback Riding

Beginners and advanced riders alike will love horseback riding in these one-of-a-kind locations:

Group horseback riding in field

Yellowstone National Park

This is real cowboy country, and there’s no better way to experience it than on a trusty steed.

Horseback riding in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

View giant sequoias, western wagon trails, and more when you ride a horse in Yosemite.

A mule at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Descend into America’s most famous canyon on a sure-footed mule.

Group horseback riding in woods

Rocky Mountain National Park

You won't soon forget traversing the Rocky Mountains by horseback - it's like a Western come to life.

A group of visitors horseback riding in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

The most unique (and possibly the coolest) way to see the park is by saddling up.