Day Ride Permits

A free day ride permit is required for each group wishing to conduct a day ride with stock within Yellowstone.

To obtain a permit fill out and submit the form below no earlier than 1 week before your ride. Only one member of the group needs to submit a request.

You will receive an email with a pdf copy of your permit which you can either print and carry with you or save a copy to your phone so that it is accessible when you are on your ride.

Important Information:

  • Review Backcountry Conditions for a list of trails that are currently open to stock before submitting your request.
  • Riders must carry proof of a negative Coggins test performed within 12 months for each animal.
  • If you need a same-day permit call the Central Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 to obtain your permit.
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Coggins Test

All stock (horses, burros or mules) within Yellowstone must have a negative EIA or Coggins test within the last 12 months.

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Exotic Plants: Don't Let Them Ride Along

Do your part to stop invasive plants from entering the park.

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Stock Regulations

Learn how to plan a safe, enjoyable, and low-impact trip.

Horseback riders in Yellowstone
Ride a Horse

Bring your own stock or take a guided ride.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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