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All rides depart from Best Western Ruby's Inn, Highway 63 in Bryce Canyon City, Utah. Located north of Bryce Canyon National Park

Ride/Lodging packages are available. For more information click here.


Ruby’s Red Canyon Horseback Rides

1 ½ Hour Ride - Minnie's Favorite:

Cost: $65 per person Availability: April 1 – October 31
Length: 1 ½ hours Ability level: Beginner to Experienced
Departure times:
8:30 am & 10:30 am
12:30 pm & 2:00 pm & 3:30pm
Age Requirement: 7 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Please, no double riders allowed

If you’re looking for a scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, try our 1 ½ hour ride, a 4.5-mile loop that traverses Dixie National Forest land and the rim of the Water Canyon Amphitheater, the northern-most amphitheater of Bryce Canyon National Park. When the ride leaves the rim, it climbs Bristlecone Pine Ridge, home to 1,500-year-old bristlecone pines, some of the oldest living organisms on earth. Boat Mesa and the Sinking Ship, a few of the higher points in the Fairyland Amphitheater, are also visible from the ridge.

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Half-Day Ride

Cost: $85 per person Availability: April 1 – October 31
Length: 3 hours Ability level: Beginner to Experienced
Departure times:
8:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Age Requirement: 7 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

This ride traverses Losee Canyon in Red Canyon, located 12 miles west of Bryce Canyon along Scenic Highway 12. It explores some of the same country Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch used as a hideout over 100 years ago. At the halfway point of this ride, riders dismount and listen to "tall stories" recounted by wranglers.

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All-Day Ride

Cost: $135 per person Availability: April 1 – October 31
Length: 5-6 hours Ability level:Intermediate to Experienced (not
recommended for first-time riders)
Departure times: 8:30 a.m. Age Requirement: 10 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

This ride explores Casto and Losee Canyons , offshoots of Red Canyon , for spectacular views of red-hued hoodoos and other backdrops, including an area known as the Little Desert. The ride also traverses trails once used by the infamous Butch Cassidy and his gang.

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Thunder Mountain Ride

Cost: $95 per person Availability: April 1 – October 31
Length: 4-4.5 hours Ability level:Intermediate to Experienced (not
recommended for first-time riders)
Departure times:
8:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Age Requirement: 10 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

As its name implies, this ride follows the Thunder Mountain Trail, which begins at the bottom of Red Canyon and ends at its top. The stunning hoodoos of Red Canyon are the backdrop of this breathtaking ride, which includes switchbacks and narrow backbones – an experience you will not long forget!

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Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Trail Rides

Rides available with your own horse for any Grand Staircase Ride. Call for details.

Willis Creek – Sheep Creek Ride

Cost: $130 per person Availability: April 15 – May 31, September 1 – November 1
Length: 5-6 hours Ability level: Beginner to Experienced
Departure times: 8:30 a.m. Age Requirement: 10 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

This ride runs from Sheep Creek in the Paria River drainage to the Willis Creek narrows, where canyon walls display ancient Indian petroglyphs. Horses can barely pass through some points in the Willis Creek narrows! The ride also passes through Averett Canyon, named for Elijah Averett, a young Mormon soldier Indians killed in 1866. Trip goers see Averett's grave.

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Rock Spring's Draw – Paria Ride

Cost: $150 per person Availability: October 1 – March 30
Length: 6-8 hours Ability level: Intermediate to Experienced
Departure times: 7:30 a.m. Age Requirement: 10 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

This ride traverses Rock Spring's Draw, across the bench before following the Johnson Hole Trail, an old cattle and sheep trail of the early 20 th century, to the Paria River. Stopping at Crack Springs for a drink, the ride continues up the Paria River to some Native American petroglyphs. The ride requires some hiking.

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Rock Spring's Draw – Snake Creek

Cost: $150 per person Availability: October 1 – March 30
Length: 7-8 hours Ability level: Intermediate to Experienced
Departure times: 7:30 a.m. Age Requirement: 10 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

Following some of the same route as the Rock Spring's Draw – Paria Ride, the ride traverses the benches overlooking the Paria River. In Snake Creek Canyon, riders will see two Native American ceremonial caves and get a drink from a fresh water spring. From above, the canyon resembles a red snake, giving it its name.

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Rock Spring's Draw – Sam Pollock Arch

Cost: $205 per person Availability: October 1 – March 30
Length: 8-9 hours Ability level: Experienced
Departure times: 7:00 a.m. Age Requirement: 10 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

This ride goes from Rock Spring's Draw down into Death Valley , where it passes through juniper and pinion forests through Stone Donkey Canyon to Sam Pollock Arch, named for the local sheepherder that discovered it. There is also a Native American cave near the arch.

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One Hour Ride - Winter Time

Cost: $55 per person Availability: October 1 – March 30
Length: 1 hour Ability level: Beginner to Experienced
Departure times:
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Age Requirement: 7 years or older
Departure location: Ruby's Inn Weight limit: 220 lbs. (Over 6' – 260 lbs.)

If you are looking for a short scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, our 1 hour ride takes in the rim of Water Canyon Amphitheater, the first canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park. You will see Boat Mesa, Sinking Ship Peak, and some of the higher points in Fairyland Amphitheater. This is a 3 1/2 mile loop.

Other departure times may be available. This ride is available from November 1st weather permitting.

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RUBY’S GRAND ADVENTURE – HORSEBACK RIDING VACATION

The Ruby’s Grand Adventure is 5 nights and 4 days of horseback riding in the Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase/Escalante areas. The trails include some of the same areas used by the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy. Some highlights of the trail include an old outlaw hide out and riding in some resplendent slot canyons in Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. Read the daily itinerary below for more information. Please also feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Find out more about this ride!

  • We happily accept last minute reservations, depending on availability.
  • Group pricing is available and always welcome.
  • Rubys Inn reserves the right to change, alter or cancel any tours.
  • Bring water, camera, and (jacket in spring & fall).
  • All prices include Tax, Fees & Transportation to Trail Head. Group prices available.
  • In off season ride times may vary.
Horse Motel Available at Ruby's Inn. For Reservations & Pricing Call:
Toll Free 1-866-782-0002 or e-mail us at horserides@rubysinn.com

Ruby's Inn is a Permit Holder to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management
(BLM).
Rubys Inn Horseback Adventure located at
26 S. MainBryce Canyon City, Utah. 84764
Phone: 1-866-782-0002 http://brycecanyonhorseback.com E-mail: horses@scinternet.net | Sitemap