Nevada Attractions March 07, 2017
7 Magical Horseback Riding Adventures You Can Only Have In Nevada
Who doesn’t love horseback riding? The feeling of sitting atop a majestic animal, the smell of nature, and panoramic views of everything from mountains to deserts to beaches, horseback riding is a popular hobby. Nevada’s spectacular and varied terrain, usually glorious weather and Wild West feeling provide the perfect backdrop for a magical horseback riding experience one can only have here.
1. The "WoW" Ride at Cowboy Trail Rides - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
During this five-hour excursion through the magnificent scenic rocks of Red Rock Canyon to the winding valleys below, riders will experience what early settlers must have seen and felt when coming to Nevada. Stunning views of Lake Mead, Las Vegas, and even the Grand Canyon on clear days underscore the beauty of this amazing ride.
2. Sunset Dinner Ride at Wild West Horseback Adventures - Las Vegas
Often compared to a scene right out of a movie, riders enjoy a five-hour late afternoon/sunset/twilight canyon ride and authentic steak dinner. Visitors frequently comment how romantic this ride is.
3. Maverick Breakfast Ride at Wild West Horseback Adventures - Las Vegas
A pleasant early-morning and gentle ride through the stunning Nevada desert coupled with an authentic breakfast and petting zoo experience make this a magical family outing.
4. Cowboy for a Day at Sandy Valley Ranch - Sandy Valley
Basic horseback riding, trail rides, and cattle herding await adventurous visitors. After an eventful and busy morning, guests are provided with a gourmet cowboy lunch that is followed by a cattle drive, gourmet dinner, cowboy games, and a campfire for a fun-filled day everyone will love.
5. Rancho Red Rock - Reno
Experience the beauty of the northern Nevada mountains on private trail rides of up to three hours. Stunning panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the summer, blooming life in the spring, and changing leaves in the fall will captivate you completely. Just be forewarned that inclement winter weather will shut down the ranch.
6. Zephyr Cove - Lake Tahoe
Riders can enjoy a scenic one- or two-hour ride through forested trails that offer spectacular views of the lake and mountains. After the ride, a hay trailer brings hungry guests back to the ranch for a hearty cowboy picnic.
7. Horseback Riding Adventure at Eldorado Canyon - Nelson
This adventure through history features a leisurely horseback ride over former mule ore trails through southern Nevada's mining country with spectacular views of the Colorado River. Lunch and a walking tour of the Techaticcup Mine round out the adventure.
7. Bonnie Springs Horseback Tours - Blue Diamond
Riders will enjoy this breathtaking ninety-minute ride in the heart of Red Rock Canyon with all of its natural splendor. Guests can also explore the old Wild West ranch with its shops, restaurants, and other activities for a fun-filled day.
Nevada and horseback riding seem to go hand-in-hand. Have you tried any of these magical adventures? Please share your experiences and comments below.