Best Horseback Riding in Wyoming

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

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#1. Cascade Canyon


This challenging extension of the popular Jenny Lake & Moose Ponds loop (see Trail 39, page 301) is the park’s most popular and crowded canyon trail. In summer, it’s a bottleneck of sorts, at the conf…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 9.1 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#2. String Lake


This is one of the most relaxing and easygoing—and thus very popular—hikes in the park. The nearly flat trail winds through a variety of habitats and traces the shoreline of the smallest in a string o…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#3. Bradley & Taggart Lakes


Escape the crowds at Jenny Lake with this scenic, leisurely wander through meadows and regenerating forest to a pair of glacial lakes. The untouched forests around Bradley Lake provide a vivid contras…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Bechler River


The Cascade Corner comes as close as any part of Yellowstone to having it all. This three- to five-day route passes by many of the region’s highlights. It’s tough to argue with good catch-and-release…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Madison Juction, WY - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 29.7 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#5. Jenny Lake & Moose Ponds


Grand Teton’s most popular dayhike deserves all the accolades heaped upon it, but the route also suffers from the overcrowding the attention brings. The wide, well-maintained trail skirts the shorel…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#6. Rendezvous Mountain to Granite Canyon


Where else in the United States can you fill your lungs with such rarefied alpine air so early in the morning? This route is spectacular—and 95 percent downhill—so it gets traffic whenever the weather…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#7. Leigh, Bearpaw, & Trapper Lakes


The easy outing to Leigh Lake is a favorite of families and those looking for a stress-free overnight option. The lake is big enough and just far enough away from the road to feel like it’s in the bac…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#8. Hermitage Point


This easygoing but rewarding shoreline jaunt leaves the crowds at Colter Bay behind. The forested habitat is ever-changing, and the views across Jackson Lake are amazing. It’s a flexible route, too: A…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran Junction, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 9.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#9. Union Falls & Mountain Ash Creek


The most impressive backcountry waterfall in Greater Yellowstone, along with a sublime swimming hole, await at the end of this hearty daylong hike. A couple of campsites near Union Falls allow for an…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Marysville, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 15.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#10. Phelps Lake


Beyond the scenic overlook of the park’s fourthlargest lake, this rewarding route provides access to a group of three charming lakefront campsites that feel miles from the trailhead. Wildflowers, trou…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Black Canyon of the Yellowstone


This classic downhill hike is an early- and lateseason favorite of park employees, since the campsites are snow-free as soon as early May and as late as October. It’s just far enough away from the roa…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Gardiner, WY - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 18.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#12. Bechler Meadows


This easy, nearly flat dayhike is designed to provide a brief introduction to the wildlife-rich Bechler (pronounced BECK-ler) region, which was the least affected by the 1988 fires. Bechler is typical…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Marysville, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#13. Cave Falls & Bechler Falls


Wider than they are tall, Bechler and Cave falls are the most accessible cascades in the remote Bechler region. This easy loop provides a sample of what the area has to offer while avoiding river ford…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Marysville, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#14. Pelican Valley


As it loops gently around the broad, wildlife-rich Pelican Valley, this lightly used trail provides good backcountry fishing access and a close-up look at some of the best grizzly habitat in the Lower…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Canyon Village, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 15.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#15. Dunanda Falls & Silver Scarf Falls


For a sample of the Cascade Corner’s varied delights, this rewarding daylong hike can’t be beat. Highlights include lush riparian zones; vast, wildliferich meadows; sublime hot pots; invigorating stre…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Marysville, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 16.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#16. Lower Blacktail Deer Creek


This athletic dayhike is a popular shortcut to the camping and abundant fishing opportunities in the lower reaches of the stunning Black Canyon of the Yellowstone. It’s easily extended into a relaxing…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Gardiner, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#17. Two Ocean Lake


This nearly level loop hike around a mountain lake is a perfect early- or late-season altitude acclimatization route. It also offers a nice escape from the crowds that flock to trails on the park’s po…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran Junction, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Circle Park Loop, Trails 046 & 095


The Circle Park Trailhead is one of the most popular, and rightfully so. It offers some of the easiest access to Cloud Peak Wilderness. This lollipop loop offers ?exibility from easy day hiking to mul…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains "
Buffalo, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 9.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Long Lake, Trails 047 & 091


Most approach this hike from the Circle Park Trailhead and Sherd Lake, but this route is a less crowded option. The hike offers a visual reminder of the regrowth after a ?re, in this case the Lost Fir…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains "
Buffalo, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.0 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Seven Brothers Lakes, Trail 045


Don’t let the heavy use discourage you. Seven Brothers is a worthy destination. With a string of seven lakes, ?shing is the main draw. There is ample camping, and with so many good ?shing places, you…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains "
Buffalo, WY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides