Learn and Explore
Horseback riding is a great way to slow down and experience Bryce Canyon National Park. Horses have been used to explore Bryce Canyon National Park since before it was set aside for federal protection. To support this activity, the National Park Service completed 4.5 miles of foot and horse trails in 1931 that are still in use today.
Guided Trail Rides
Want to get a different perspective of Bryce Canyon, check it out from the back of a horse. Canyon Trail Rides, the park's concessioner, offers 2-hour ($75 per person) and 3-hour ($100 per person) guided horse and mule rides into the Bryce Amphitheater along a dedicated horse trail and the Peek-a-boo Loop Trail.
Scheduling a Ride
To schedule a ride and for more information visit the Canyon Rides website or call them directly at 1-435-834-5500.
Bring Your Own Horse or Mule
The use of privately-owned stock on the trails of Bryce Canyon is permitted in certain areas and at specific times. Stock is defined as horse and mules, llamas and goats are prohibited.
Regulations and Guidelines
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.
Scheduling to Bring Your Own Horse or Mule
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 e-mail us at least 72 hours in advance to schedule a reservation to ride your private stock. Note: please do not e-mail about guided concessioner rides; see above for reservation information.
Liveries are not available in the immediate area.
We hope this information will be of value to you in planning and enjoying your horseback trip in Bryce Canyon. For additional questions about Private Stock Use call our office at 435-834-4761 or e-mail us.
Last updated: March 3, 2021