Due to traveller's fears of the Coronavirus, you may make your horseback ride here a PRIVATE horseback riding experience at no additional cost. This way, your horseback riding group will consist of only yourself and the people you bring with you.
Since we are primarily a horse ranch and not a large-scale tourist operation, there simply is nobody else around our forests and mountains like there is inside the Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks themselves.
The only other person you will see out here is your trail guide.
If desired, this arrangement for a private ride must be made by calling Rising K Ranch at:
Rising K Ranch: A Utah Horseback Riding Adventure for All Experience Levels!
We are open all year for Horseback Trail Rides and Horseback Riding Lessons. We are located perfectly between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Southern Utah!
We currently offer 3 Horseback Experiences:
The Cedar Trail Ride: 1 & 1/2 Hours- $55
The Half Day Ride: 3 Hours- $110
The Mountain Ride: 6 Hours- $180
Click ride_options_pricing to learn all the details about these different horseback rides.
We Are Near Cedar City, Utah
Open All Year Monday-Saturday
Call 435-590-8428 from 7AM-6PM Mountain Daylight Time
Book Online by Clicking the
"Book A Ride"
Online Booking must be made in advance. However, we usually have availablity for same-day reservations. If you would like to ride our horses today or tomorrow,
At Rising K Ranch, we offer a completely unique horseback riding experience. Every one of our horseback rides will focus on teaching you how to be comfortable, safe, and totally in control of a horse. Whether you are just visiting Utah or you live here in the Zion/ Bryce Canyon National Park area, and whether you are a first-time rider or have been riding horses your whole life, we want you to be safe and comfortable doing things on horseback that you never thought you'd be able to do!
Each of our wranglers are also professional reining and cowhorse trainers, with a lifelong dedication to growing their own horsemanship skills every day.
Before each horseback ride, we will have a brief lesson (or not so brief depending upon which horseback ride you sign up for) where you learn as much about horseback riding as you are able to digest at one time. Before we go out on the Utah trails, you and the horse we provide you will come to understand one another better than you've ever understood a horse before!
Because of this time spent training YOU, you may be very surprised at just how quickly you learn to handle a horse so that when we go out on the trail, you will ride better than you ever thought you could!
The Rising K Ranch horseback trail ride itself is in the beautiful country between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Southern Utah. Since Rising K Ranch is primarily a horse training facility instead of a large-scale tourist attraction, we do not receive the large crowds that are prominent in Zion National Park itself or in Bryce Canyon National Park itself. Most of the time, the group size will be only you and whomever you bring with you. On occassions when two separate groups go out together, our group size is no larger than 12 and there is a wrangler to rider ratio of 1:5, so there will be no need for a couple of slower-paced riders to slow down the others or vice versa. We will simply take the wild, extreme group on one trail while the more relaxed group takes a different trail and we will again join each other soon enough. Each horseback ride is customized to suit each particular group, so we might take you on a wild horseback riding adventure that allows you to experience steep and rugged Zion mountain country, or we might take you on a leisurely horseback ride through the valley and admire the rugged Zion mountain country at a relaxed pace. It's up to you!
This One Minute Video is from the Half Day Ride
Many of our riders come from all over the world, and visit Rising K Ranch to have a true horseback riding adventure while they are already in Utah visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
However, Rising K Ranch is also dedicated to providing Utah locals with ongoing horseback riding lessons.
Here is a Video Testimonial from one of our Current Horseback Riding Students!
Click the button below to see the type of horsemanship lessons we teach!