Skip to main content
#
Rising K Ranch

Klay Klemic is a showcased Cedar City, UT horseback riding lessons instructor on NewHorse.com!

contact
email usour twitterour facebook page instagram

Photo Taken Along the "Mountain Ride" in October, a beautiful month in the Utah mountains.

Rising K Ranch offers several diferent horseback riding options for you while you are visiting the Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park area of Southern Utah.

 

   Since we are primarily a horse training ranch instead of a tourist trap, each horseback ride you book with us will consist of only a small group of riders. The vast majority of the time, the group will be only you, whoever you bring with you, and the guide!

 

Don't be shy about calling us asking for an even more custom horseback ride if you do not see exactly what you are looking for.

Photo Taken Along The "Mountain Ride" at Rising K Ranch

The Juniper Loop:

30 Minutes

 

   A brief riding instruction followed by a leisurely horseback ride through the Utah juniper forest at the base of the red-peaked mountains that connect Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. 

 

Age Limit: 3 Years Old

 

Weight Limit: 220 lbs. (Dependent Upon Height- If you are  over 220 lbs. and also over 6 feet in height, call the ranch to schedule a horseback ride. The wight limit has more to do with weight dispersion than just weight alone.)

   In winter, wear a good hat, mittens, and a pair of warm socks, as well as warm coats and other winter clothing. In our Southern Utah winters, it is much more comfortable to wear too much warm clothing than not enough.

Departure Times:

9:00 AM       10:00 AM       12:00 PM       1:00 PM       2:00 PM       3:00 PM       4:00 PM

 

Open All Year

 

Closed Sundays

 

Price: $30 Per Rider Plus Optional Gratuity for Guide

 

To Book the Juniper Loop, call Rising K Ranch at

 

435-590-8428

 

 

 

 

The Cedar Trail Ride:

1 & 1/2 Hours

     Brief horseback riding instruction followed by an hour and a half long horse ride along the Southern Utah terrain. The trail goes over streams, hills, and forests at the base of the red-peaked mountains that connect Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Age Limit: 3 Years Old

Weight Limit: 220 lbs. (Dependent Upon Height- If you are over 220 lbs. and also over 6 feet in height, call the ranch to schedule a ride.)

In winter be sure to wear a good hat, mittens, a pair of thin socks and a pair of heavy wool socks, as well as warm coats and other winter clothing. In a Utah winter, it is much more comfortable to wear too much warm gear than to not bring enough. 

 

Departure Times:

 9:00 AM        10:30 AM       12:00 PM       1:30 PM       3:00 PM

Open All Year

 

Closed Sundays

 

Custom Times Available by Phone Call

435-590-8428

 

Price: $60 per rider Plus gratuity for wranglers.

Book Now

The Half Day Ride:

3 Hours

   There will be a brief introduction to horsemanship before taking the horses out on a 2 and a half to 3 hour horseback trail ride through the Southern Utah terrain. The trail takes you through grassy fields, sagebrush-filled valleys, and juniper tree covered hills. There are plenty of natural obstacles out there as well as different skill-level hills and overlook points. The specific trails we decide to ride our horses on will be determined by your comfort level as we ride along. We may take to the higher Utah hills with steep trails to slide the horses down, or we may take easier routes for a more relaxing horseback experience.

 

In winter be sure to wear a good hat, mittens, a pair of thin socks and a pair of heavy wool socks, as well as warm coats and other winter clothing. It is much more comfortable in a Utah winter to wear too much warm gear than to not bring enough. 

 

 

Age Limit: 8 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.)

 

Departure Times:

9:00 AM       12:00 PM       3:00 PM

Open All Year

Closed Sundays

 

Custom Times Available by Phone Call

435-590-8428

 

Price: $120 per rider Plus gratuity for wrangler.

Book Now
 
 

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

ourselves rest. 

 

       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

hours.

 

      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.)

 

Departure Times:

9:00 AM       11:00 AM

Open All Year

Closed Sundays

 

Custom Times Available by Calling

435-590-8428

Price: $240 per rider plus gratuity for wranglers.

Utah Pyramid Along the "Mountain Ride" at Rising K Ranch 

View Along the Mountain Ride in Winter

To get an even better understanding of the horseback trail rides, horseback riding lessons, and our horse training program at Rising K Ranch, subscribe to the Rising K Ranch Youtube Channel!

 

For answers to frequently asked questions about Horseback Riding here at Rising K Ranch, click here: faq 

   Here at Rising K Ranch, we hope to be as helpful to you as possible while you are in Utah! If you plan to visit Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park, be sure to visit our website's pages about each. You will find a lot of useful information on current weather, good hiking trails, camping spots, and a brief history of Southern Utah's National Parks!

bb
    About us

    Rising K Ranch is a Horseback Trail Ride and Riding School in Utah, located perfectly between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

    Contact us
    email usour twitterour facebook page instagram

    Rising K Ranch is on Google Maps, and written driving directions may be found on the "Directions" page of this website.

    Site Mailing List 
    Site Powered By: MakeAnEasyWebsite.com
        Make Your Own Website