Horse & Mule Riding at Bryce Canyon

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Bernard Spragg

Guided Trail Rides

Looking for an exciting way to view Bryce Canyon? How about from the back of a horse? Depending on the weather, guided trail rides typically begin April 1st and run until October 31st.
Canyon Trail Rides wranglers lead 2-hour ($65 per person) and 3-hour ($90 per person) horse and mule rides into the Bryce Amphitheater along a dedicated horse trail and the Peek-a-boo Loop Trail.

For information, visit their web site or contact them directly.


Private Stock Use

Regulations and Guidelines

The use of privately-owned stock on the trails of Bryce Canyon is permitted. You are responsible for reviewing and understanding all Privately Owned Stock Regulations and Guidelines prior to your arrival at the park as well as understanding which trails are authorized for use.

  • Stock must never be left unattended.
  • Backcountry campgrounds are not developed to accommodate stock, therefore, overnight camping or pack trips on horseback will not be authorized.
  • Parking, loading, and unloading must take place in the Mixing Circle area and horseback riding is limited to authorized trails.
  • All rules and regulations regarding trail use will also pertain to horseback use of trails. This includes: horses must stay on trails at all times; shortcutting of trails is not permitted; and riding parallel to the trail is not permitted.
  • We require the use of certified weed-free feed. Stock must be fed certified weed-free feed a minimum of 48 hours prior to stock coming into the park.
  • All stock originating from outside of Utah must have current Coggins Certification. Rangers will check this prior to stock being allowed in the park.


In order to avoid conflict with other horse rides and for the safety of other visitors and stock, all private horseback riding must be scheduled for a specific date and time prior to entering the park. Please write e-mail us at least 72 hours in advance to schedule a reservation.

Liveries are not available in the immediate area.


Camping with your stock is available in Red Canyon and on National Forest Service Land. Contact the Dixie National Forest Field Office at 435-676-9300 for further information.


We hope this information will be of value to you in planning and enjoying your horseback trip in Bryce Canyon. For any questions, call our office at 435-834-5322 or e-mail us.

Last updated: September 30, 2020

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764


(435) 834-5322
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