Go Horseback Riding Near the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon's South Rim and North Rim both have opportunities for horse riding and guided tours.
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A horseback ride is a unique activity that will add to your Grand Canyon vacation memories. It's the ultimate "Old West" adventure offered on your vacation to this grand natural wonder.

In or Near South Rim

You can take a mule ride into the Grand Canyon if you're in the park. It's a great way to see the depths of the canyon without having to hike down and then back up. Grand Canyon Lodges runs the mule ride program and you can learn more at www.grandcanyonlodges.com/plan/mule-rides/

For horseback riding near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, contact Apache Stables. (928-638-2891, www.apachestables.com). Located one mile north of Tusayan, just outside of the South Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors can embark on a 1- or 2-hour horseback trail ride. There's also a popular "Campfire Trail Ride" as well as a Campfire Wagon Ride. Prices start at $46. Must be eight years old or older, and at least 48 inches tall.

North Rim

Visitors can enjoy a guided horseback ride along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Contact Canyon Trail Rides (www.canyonrides.com, 435-679-8665) to book your adventure. Canyon Trail Rides is owned and operated by Pete and Keela Mangum and family. They, along with their cowboys, have been guiding riders through Grand Canyon National Parks for over 20 years. They also provide the popular mule rides into the interior of the Grand Canyon's North Rim.

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