Flagstaff Horseback Riding, Horse Trail Rides

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Horseback Riding

Get in touch with your western side and climb up onto a saddled horse for some Flagstaff horseback riding.

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Where can I go Horseback riding?

There are several locations that are ideal for horseback riding: 

Arizona Trail
This trail is in town and will take you all around Mt. Elden, but not up the mountain. 

  • Location: 4 miles South of Flagstaff, close to Continental Country Club 
  • Length: 9 miles 
  • Season: April to November 
  • Phone: (928) 526-0866 

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Trail System
This system of trails includes several trials; the longest one is 5.6 miles long. The trails include: Kelsey Springs Trail, Dorsey Trail, Winter Cabin Trail, Little Lo Trail, and Hog Hill Trail. These trails will take you over and through some beautiful country including spectacular views of Sycamore Canyon. 

  • Location: The trails are located 36 miles South of Flagstaff and can be accessed around Forest Road 56. 
  • Length: 11.3 miles of trails 
  • Season: May to November 
  • Phone: (928) 526-0866 

Mormon Lake Lodge
The High Mountain Stables at Mormon Lake Lodge offer horseback rides to visitors. The trails go through Coconino National Forest. 

  • Location: Main Street, Mormon Lake, AZ., just a 30 mile drive Southeast of Flagstaff along road Lake Road. 
  • Cost: 
    One hour ride: $30 
    One and half hour ride: $45 
    Two hour ride: $60 
    Half Day: $145 
    Pony ride (5 years and less): $5 
  • Phone: (928) 354-2359

I am looking for a guide.

If you’re looking for more of an experience, check out these guides. They will really help you get the most enjoyment out of your ride. 

  • Northern Arizona Riding Stables: These stables aren’t just boarding stables. You can also take a guided trail horseback ride. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation: 928-225-1538. 
  • Tim Palmer & Mike Palmer: These guys offer day rides in the morning and in the evening; the evening ride includes a traditional cowboy dinner. Want to see some sites? They will take you on an overnight sightseeing trip through Northern Arizona. You can contact them at 928-853-6716 (Tim) and 928-699-4592 (Mike).

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