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
AZ High Mountain Trail Rides at Mormon Lake offers horseback rides seasonally each year.  We have a variety of ride options and availability throughout the day.  Our trails run through the Coconino National Forest from the Lodge.

Location: 

Mormon Lake, AZ, just a 30 miles drive Southeast of Flagstaff off Lake Mary Rd.

Season:

May 1st to September 30th each year noting we are closed on Wednesdays

Cost per rider:

30 min $39, 60 min $59, 90 min $79, 2 Hour $129

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).