Best Horseback Riding in Utah

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

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#1. Peekaboo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)


A loop for hikers and horses through the pink limestone formations below the rim of Bryce canyon. A short connector begins at Bryce Point and descends below the rim to connect with the Peekaboo Loop,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Bryce, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. East Mesa (Zion National Park)


A day hike offering access to Observation Point. This trail provides a shorter and easier route to Observation Point and, in contrast to the paved trail from Weeping Rock, is open to horses.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Springdale, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. West Bank of the Virgin River (Zion National Park)


A day hike along the Virgin River, from the Court of the Patriarchs viewpoint to the Grotto trailhead. Following trails along the west bank of the Virgin River, this short hike provides an alternative…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Springdale, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 2.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Peekaboo Loop Trail


The valley east of the rim was used by cattle ranchers long before the national park was created. The hike I describe below starts at Bryce Point, but it is also possible to begin the walk at Sunset P…
From the guidebook "Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails"
Tropic, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.2 miles
Published by Rincon Publishing

#5. Red Canyon Loop (Dixie National Forest)


A day-hiking route through Red Canyon encompassing portions of the Cassidy, Rich, and Ledge Point Trails in Dixie National Forest. This moderate route is pieced together with portions of the Cassidy,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Panguitch, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Sand Bench Loop (Zion National Park)


This sandy trail loops onto an elevated bench on the far side of the Virgin River, visiting the Court of the Patriarchs and the Streaked Wall along the way. It is heavily used by park concessionaire…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Springdale, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Bollie Lake


The avid outdoorsman should have great expectations of Bollie Lake. Fast fishing has been reported for pan-size brookies, and the open picturesque shorelines make for easy fly-casting. Excellent camps…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Duchesne, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Crow Basin


This is good horse country. The Dry Gulch Drainage is the smallest in the Uinta Mountains, and Crow Basin forms a natural box canyon at the top of the drainage. These factors, along with abundant pa…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Duchesne, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Timothy Lakes


Timothy Lakes offer an excellent chance for an “above timberline” experience. A grueling 8.5-mile hike places you in an open basin where Swift Creek originates. Equestrians and fly fishers adore this…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Duchesne, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 17 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Governor Dern Lake


A lot of equestrians use this area. Between Governor Dern Lake and the Pinto Lake area there are lots of places to graze your horses and plenty of roomy campsites. Once you get past Hades Pass, the jo…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Hanna, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 15.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Kibah Lakes


Since there are only poor campsites and horse access is nearly impossible, most people visiting Kibah Lakes are on day hikes from Blanchett Park. To reach Blanchett Park, follow a jeep road from Parad…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Vernal, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Davis Lakes


Nestled in a high cirque, Davis Lakes offers a true alpine experience. The surrounding hills are composed of lush green grasses and scattered pines that may remind you of the Swiss Alps. Equestrians w…
From the guidebook "Hiking Utah's High Uintas"
Roosevelt, UT - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 27.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Mountain Biking Around Salt Lake City


The growth in mountain biking has been phenomenal over the past fifteen to twenty years, and still it goes on—nowhere more so than in Utah. Our state may be mountain biking capital of the world. Mount…
From the guidebook "Outdoor Escapes Salt Lake City, A Four Seasons Guide"
Salt Lake City, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Fish Lake


Fish Lake is the largest natural mountain lake in Utah. Resting at 8,843 feet on the Fish Lake Plateau, it is also one of the highest. Fish Lake is arguably the state’s best ice-fishing destination.…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Fremont, UT - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. House on Fire Ruin Trail: Bureau of Land Management


This pleasant, easy day hike follows the course of upper Mule Canyon, one of the most accessible canyons in the Cedar Mesa region. The 2-mile out-and-back hike travels past great bulging cliffs of…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes the Four Corners"
Blanding, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Hunter Canyon Trail


This excellent out-and-back trail leads up a canyon lined with towering sandstone cliffs. The Hunter Canyon Trail offers a wonderful out-and-back hike up a deep, twisting canyon lined with towering sa…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Moab"
Moab, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Peekaboo Loop


If Queens Garden is the best hike in Bryce Canyon National Park, then Peekaboo Loop must be a very close second. Link of Peekaboo Loop as a companion hike to Queens Garden and Navajo Loop—a longer, eq…
From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks"
Bryce Canyon, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4.9 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Court of the Patriarchs


The Court of the Patriarchs is the first shuttle stop after you enter Zion Canyon and begin the dramatic ascent. Most visitors stay on the bus and glance at the three Patriarchs from the shuttle’s win…
From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks"
Springdale, UT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 1.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press