Best Horseback Riding in Arizona

This list represents the most popular horseback riding in Arizona. Use this list to plan your next Arizona horseback riding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Horton Creek

    2 Reviews

    Payson, AZ

    Over 50 miles long, the Highline Trail offers a lengthy route for those interested in exploring the Mogollon Rim. Running just below the rim itself, this National Recreation Trail accesses some ...
    •  7 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Over 50 miles long, the Highline Trail offers a lengthy route for those interested in exploring the Mogollon Rim. Running ...

  • #2 Esperero Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    This rugged trail takes you into one of the more remote Front Range canyons to a seasonal waterfall. Special Considerations: Although there is seasonal water in Esperero Canyon, carry plenty ...
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This rugged trail takes you into one of the more remote Front Range canyons to a seasonal waterfall. Special Considerations: ...

  • #3 Yetman Trail

    1 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    The David Yetman Trail passes through varied Sonoran Desert terrain at the southern end of the Tucson Mountains in Tucson Mountain Park. It can be done as an out-and-back hike or one-way with ...
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The David Yetman Trail passes through varied Sonoran Desert terrain at the southern end of the Tucson Mountains in Tucson ...

  • #4 Romero Canyon Trail

    1 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    A long day hike or backpack trip into the Pusch Ridge Wilderness from Catalina State Park, ending at Romero Pass at the head of Romero Canyon. Special Considerations: This hike has 3,230 feet ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or backpack trip into the Pusch Ridge Wilderness from Catalina State Park, ending at Romero Pass at the head ...

  • #5 Wilderness of Rocks Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    This is a long day hike or overnight backpack trip from Mount Lemmon through the scenic Wilderness of Rocks. Special Considerations: This trail starts at the top of Mount Lemmon and loses 2,800 ...
    •  7.4 miles
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    This is a long day hike or overnight backpack trip from Mount Lemmon through the scenic Wilderness of Rocks. Special Considerations: ...

  • #6 Pima Canyon Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    A scenic route into the Pusch Ridge Wilderness to the summit of Mount Kimball, a prominent peak in the Front Range of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: This hike has 4,240 ...
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A scenic route into the Pusch Ridge Wilderness to the summit of Mount Kimball, a prominent peak in the Front Range of the ...

  • #7 Bridal Wreath Falls Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    Using the Douglas Spring Trail, this hike takes you to a seasonal waterfall in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Special Considerations: Carry plenty of water during the hot summer mont ...
    •  5.2 miles
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    Using the Douglas Spring Trail, this hike takes you to a seasonal waterfall in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Special ...

  • #8 Ventana Canyon Trail

    1 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    A hike up a rugged canyon to Window Rock, in the front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: This hike has 4,040 feet of elevation gain. Carry plenty of water during ...
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike up a rugged canyon to Window Rock, in the front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: This ...

  • #9 Picture Rocks Wash Trail

    0 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    A hike through a beautiful saguaro cactus forest through Sonoran Desert hills, using the Ironwood Forest and Picture Rocks Wash Trails. These trails are in the northern portion of the Tucson ...
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike through a beautiful saguaro cactus forest through Sonoran Desert hills, using the Ironwood Forest and Picture Rocks ...

  • #10 Aspen Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    A short day hike to a viewpoint overlooking the rugged Wilderness of Rocks area. From the trailhead, start the hike on the Marshall Gulch Trail, which ascends Marshall Gulch west past Huntsman ...
    •  3 miles
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    A short day hike to a viewpoint overlooking the rugged Wilderness of Rocks area. From the trailhead, start the hike on the ...

  • #11 Butterfly Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    A day hike across the northeast slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: Although this is a relatively cool and shady hike, carry plenty of water during the warm summer ...
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike across the northeast slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: Although this is a relatively ...

  • #12 Finger Rock Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    An alternative route to the summit of Mount Kimball, using the trail up Finger Rock Canyon. This trail is shorter than the Pima Canyon Trail. From the Finger Rock Trailhead, walk a few feet ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    An alternative route to the summit of Mount Kimball, using the trail up Finger Rock Canyon. This trail is shorter than the ...

  • #13 Mica Mountain Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    This is a backpack trip over the summit of the Rincon Mountains via two branches of the Arizona Trail. All the springs on this route are seasonal except Manning Camp Spring, and they dry up during ...
    •  20.2 miles
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    This is a backpack trip over the summit of the Rincon Mountains via two branches of the Arizona Trail. All the springs on ...

  • #14 Garwood Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    An easy walk through Sonoran Desert foothills to an old dam site. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water.
    •  3.6 miles
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    An easy walk through Sonoran Desert foothills to an old dam site. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan ...

  • #15 Tanque Verde Ridge Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    A long day hike or overnight hike up Tanque Verde Ridge, the scenic spine of the Rincon Mountains, to Tanque Verde Peak. Special Considerations: Backpackers must have a camping permit, available ...
    •  15 miles
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    A long day hike or overnight hike up Tanque Verde Ridge, the scenic spine of the Rincon Mountains, to Tanque Verde Peak. ...

  • #16 Ridge View Trail

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    Tucson, AZ

    An easy walk to a viewpoint overlooking the rugged south slopes of Tanque Verde Ridge. Special Considerations: Carry plenty of water during the hot summer months.
    •  1.8 miles
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    An easy walk to a viewpoint overlooking the rugged south slopes of Tanque Verde Ridge. Special Considerations: Carry plenty ...

  • #17 Seven Falls

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    Tucson, AZ

    This walk leads to famous Seven Falls, a series of seasonal cascades in Bear Canyon, which uses the Bear Canyon Trail in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. As with other seasonal streams in the Santa ...
    •  5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk leads to famous Seven Falls, a series of seasonal cascades in Bear Canyon, which uses the Bear Canyon Trail in ...

  • #18 Wildcat Trail: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

    0 Reviews

    Oljato, AZ

    The Wildcat Trail is 4-mile lollipop hike into one of the most scenic areas that the Four Corners has to offer. Monument Valley has been the backdrop for a long list of films and television shows. ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wildcat Trail is 4-mile lollipop hike into one of the most scenic areas that the Four Corners has to offer. Monument ...

  • #19 Las Cienegas

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    Vail, AZ

    This passage traverses the valley between the Santa Rita and Rincon Mountains. It offers spectacular views and, but for a few climbs, mostly involves a gentle descent to the north. The trail ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    This passage traverses the valley between the Santa Rita and Rincon Mountains. It offers spectacular views and, but for a ...

  • #20 Eagles Nest Trail

    0 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    A day hike along Oak Creek in Red Rock State Park.
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike along Oak Creek in Red Rock State Park.