Just outside the park’s South Rim is the town of Tusayan where you can find horseback rides at Apache Stables. Please note that they DO NOT go into the Grand Canyon and below the rim but rather ride through the ponderosa pine forest south of the park’s boundaries. This is an excellent choice for those who want a more leisurely ride and may not be experienced riders. Below is the information found on their website. Be sure to check with them for their current rates and times.
Apache Stables Horseback Riding
Intensity: 3, Duration: 1-3 hours, Location: Tusayan
Enjoy a peaceful ride through the Kaibab Forest. Along the way keep your eyes peeled for Mule Deer, Elk, Javalinas, and all sorts of wildlife and birds. Apache stables offers 1 and two hour rides and range in price from $45 to $85. You might also want to take a campfire ride (weather permitting). If you choose to do this by horseback you will ride back with the wagon ride. You may also choose to just do the wagon ride to the campfire. You can bring hot dogs, buns, snacks, and drinks, smore fixin’s, etc. and roast them over the open fire. Prices range from $25 to $55, with special pricing for 8 years and younger. All ride times vary and are based on weather and season. For reservations and information contact Apache Stables at 928-638-2891 or 928-638-3105.
This is a short drive just past the south gate to Grand Canyon National Park.
Length of Tour
1 to 3 hours long.
Horseback riding through the Kaibab Forest.
Please contact Apache Stables for more information.
- These rides are great not only for the advanced riders, but also beginners. A favorite activity of children just outside the park.