One of the best adventure activities in the Park City area is horseback riding. You’ll ride along some of the most beautiful trails in the area taking you past lush forests, past pristine lakes, and of course, the spectacular views. Often, you’ll also be able to catch a glimpse or two of local wildlife including deer, elk and moose.
Here’s a look at some of the area’s companies that offer horseback riding adventures — all within close proximity to Park City.
Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley
This adventure starts just 10 minutes from Park City’s Main Street. Choose from rides that will take you through the mountains or through the spectacular view of the Jordanelle Reservoir as well as the Uinta Mountains. Professional guides will take riders of all abilities on the horseback adventures.
Aspen Grove: $79/person, 1-1/2 hour
Jordanelle Lookout: $89/person, 2 hours, or $105/person with lunch
Red Pine Tours
Red Pine Adventures offers guided horseback tours through thousands of acres of secluded mountain land. You can experience meadows, lakes, rugged ridges, and of course, the spectacular mountain views.
1-1/2 Hour Tour: $75/person
2 Hour Private Tour: $99/person
Half Day Tour: $175/person, lunch included
Blue Sky Ranch
Blue Sky Ranch is located just 15 minutes east of Park City and offers a diverse set of trails encompassing more than 3,500 acres, to provide guest with a unique experience. Rides can be customized for guests’ wants and needs.
Pony Express: $75/person 1 hour
Canyon and Creek Ride: $110/person, 2 hours
Tavern Retreat: $125/ person includes lunch and a 2-12/ hour
Sunrise Ride: $145/person 2-hour early morning ride
The Cowboy Way – $175/person 3-hour trail ride and cattle work
Ranch Ride: $195/person – half day (4 hours)
Little Buckaroos Horsemanship: $85/child – 1 hour intro to horsemanship, grooming, tack, plus a lead line ride
Natural Horsemanship Experience: $150/person (2 hours), $250/person (4 hours). Spend time in the area with a personal wrangler to gain a better understanding of natural horsemanship.
Horseback rides from the Canyons stables depart throughout the day, and you can choose the hour long, hour and a half or four-hour lunch tour. You’ll start at the Canyons’ Welcome Center, where you’ll take an ATV ride to the stables. You’ll ride through woods, alongside clear lakes, and more.
There’s no lack of horseback riding opportunities in the Park City area. Just choose the one that suits you and your group, and of course don’t forget your cameras!