The Mountain Ride:
5 - 7 Hours
The Mountain Ride begins at the Rising K Ranch, and takes you up into the pine and aspen country in the Schurtz Canyon mountain, full of views of Utah's high, red-rock pyramids that tower over the forests.
Be sure to pack a lunch that will fit into the saddlebags, as we will be
stopping somewhere nice along the mountain trail to let the horses and
There are many variations of the exact trail we will take on the
Mountain Ride, depending primarily upon weather conditions and your
own confidence while on horseback. This ride can be full of steep
terrain and climbs and descents on rugged mountain trails, or it can be
a longer; but more leisurely ride full of beautiful Southern Utah
mountain scenery. This is why the ride can take anywhere from 5 to 7
No horseback riding experience is required for the Mountain Ride;
but it is important, if you want to enjoy the ride, that all horseback
riders be in good physical condition in general (the type of person that
at least enjoys hiking, climbing, bicycling, or other outdoor activity.) If
you feel this not the case, you may want to consider going on the Half
Day Ride instead.
In winter, the Mountain Ride takes a different route that goes up as high as we can depending on how deep the snow is at the time. If your horseback ride is in the winter, be sure to wear a warm hat that covers your ears, a pair of mittens (mittens are much better than gloves), a thin pair of socks covered with a heavy pair of wool socks, as well as warm coats and shirts and pants. In a Utah winter, it is much better to wear too much winter gear than it is to not bring enough.
Age Limit: 12 Years Old
Weight Limit: 220 lbs. (If you are over 220 lbs. and also over 6 feet in height, call the ranch to schedule a ride.)
9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Open All Year
Custom Times Available by Calling
Price: $240 per rider plus gratuity for wranglers.