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Afternoon Horse Riding - Castle Valley Moab

Your gentle, cowboy-trained, quarter horse and professional wrangler await you in the afternoon at the corral, where the wrangler will take some time to make sure each person feels comfortable with their horse and horseback riding technique. After some lessons in the corral, the horseback riding begins. You'll head up Castle Creek Canyon where the soft sounds of the clear water creek add to the ambiance of towering 2,000 foot cliffs. Cross the shallow creek several times as the views just keep getting better. This beautiful trail is made exclusive to those who choose this trip, so you'll gain a special sense of seclusion that only adds to the astounding sights. After your horseback ride, you'll return to the corral, bid farewell to your steed and take some time to explore and relax around the ranch and head back to downtown Moab, Utah. The afternoon ride is one hour shorter than the Morning Ride, so you can expect less time exploring down this scenic trail.

  • Maximum weight: 220 lbs.
  • Wear long pants
  • Wear closed toe shoes, no sandals please.
  • Bring a bottle of water & sunscreen.
  • Approximately 1.5 hour ride, 30 min. orientation
Total Duration
1.5hrs
Time on Trail
2hrs
Minimum Age
10yrs
Distance
5mi
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Moab Horse Rides Reviews

Horseback Riding

5
I can’t express enough how much I enjoyed this Horseback Riding tour. First of all, the staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. They made sure that everyone understood how to ride their horses, and they didn’t rush us through the tour. They even took our pictures on our horses so that we could have souvenirs! Second, the horses were obviously well cared for. They were calm, well-fed, and they didn’t appear unkempt. And third, I thought it was really great that they allowed riders to borrow saddle bags for our water bottles and other things like cameras. I was able to get a drink whenever I wanted, and I could take pictures without worrying about my camera. Oh, and I should say that the tour itself was terrific. I’ve never ridden a horse over steep, sometimes rocky terrain, and going through streams was new to me, too. It was a picturesque, interesting route that was NEVER boring. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

Outstanding Horseback Ride!

5
Our guide was very informative and fun They helped us feel very comfortable and at ease throughout our adventure! Even though it was our first time. We would recommend The Moab Adventure Center to our friends for future trips and we already have next years trip planned and will be booking another adventure with you!

 

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