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AZ High Mountain Trail Rides - Horseback Riding at Mormon Lake, AZ

PLEASE NOTE: We have moved the office building down to backside of RV Park.

AZ High Mountain Trail Rides

We’re the best place to ride, offering trail rides in the beautiful ponderosa pines! May 14th through September 30th, we offer rides through the Coconino National Forest of Arizona’s high country, in the town of Mormon Lake, AZ, 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff. Of course, with great weather, we may open a little earlier or stay a little later.

PLEASE NOTE:  We have moved the office building down to backside of RV Park.  Turn between the Lodge Office and Restroom area and head back into RV Park (the Speed Limit is 5mph and watch for the kiddo’s and horses).  There will be a building to the right that has parking then walk back to horses.  Look for the signs.

Our trails and horses are good for beginner riders, families, and riders of all levels.

Our rides depart from the heart of Mormon Lake, AZ, and take you through the ponderosa pine trees of North America. With wildlife abundant in the area, you may see elk, deer, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and possibly a coyote. Horseback riding in Mormon Lake is a unique experience for all ages. Horseback riding in the pine trees gives you a new look at the forest. Let’s saddle up and ride!

Our mission is to provide well-trained and well-cared-for animals along with professional wranglers for our customers. We feel when these things are combined, we can provide a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable ride for the whole family! We strive to make sure every rider has a fun horseback ride, so they can have a truly unique sense of the old dusty trail.

Come join us for a ride in the pines!

Equal Opportunity Provider and Permittee of the U.S. Forest Service in the Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District


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We’re Back for another year – Opening on May 1st!

🐎🌲 Exciting news, adventurers! 🌲🐎 Get ready to saddle up for an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking beauty of Mormon Lake, AZ with AZ High Mountain Trail Rides! 🏞️ From May 1st through September 30th, our trails await your exploration. 📅 Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s wonders atop a…

Sorry, but we had to move this season’s Opening Date to May 14th

Finally, after several dry years of the lake, it’s FULL!Thank you for this years’ snowfall, which is still melting away. Due to recent snowfall in March and April, the Mormon Lake is full of water! With that said, we need to push back our 2023 Opening Date to May 14th.  We appreciate your patience…

Look who’s back!! Book your Ride today for the our 2023 Season

Looking a great thing to do while in the Flagstaff Area?  Horseback Riding is the perfect activity! Book your ride prior to April 25, 2023 for any regular 2023 Horseback Ride from May 1st through September 30th to receive a Special Discount. While booking online, use Promo Code: PRESALE to receive 15% off the ride!…

Ride Through Our Five-Star Reviews

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Beautiful trail ride through the forest

Lovely trail ride through the forest, suitable for any level of rider. We got lucky and had Mason and Ray as our guides. They were both easy to talk to and fun to be around. The horses were well cared for. We are all pretty experienced riders, but it was still really nice to have a relaxing amble around the forest.

– Clare S. | TripAdvisor
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Most Excellent Trail Ride

This is a wonderful place providing a lovely and relaxing service. The horses were great and the team members were all very friendly, kind, and helpful. The scenery was beautiful. It was a fantastic way to spend some time. Will definitely go back and highly recommend it!

– Wendy B | TripAdvisor
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Incredible way to spend a morning

What a fantastic way to spend the morning! The guides were so sweet. The horses were lovely. The trail itself was beautify. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

– Katie M | TripAdvisor
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I hope to do it again someday!

I booked with AZ High Mountain Trail Rides for a birthday present for my mom and we all loved it! Sydney our guide was amazing and knew so much about our horses and the Mormon Lake area. I hope to do it again someday!

– Cheyanne McRoy | Google Review
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Great horses and great wranglers!

My favorite place to ride horses. Great horses and great wranglers! Very knowledgeable about the area, which includes Navajo Springs, the old railroad berm and a section of the Arizona Trail — beautiful scenery. I felt very comfortable and had a great ride!

– Anne Groebner | Google Review
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We had such a great time!

Our guide, Mason was amazing! He was super knowledgeable about the horses as well as the cows we saw on the trail. The horses were great and the trail was beautiful! Thanks again for such a fun time!

– Kelsey Marie. | Facebook
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The horses were so sweet, the whole experience was great!

My daughter and I had booked a 11:30am trail ride but had some car troubles on the way up from Phoenix. We called the stable and they happily rebooked us for a 1:30 ride. When we finally made it up, the team at AZ High Mountain Trail Rides was so welcoming and glad that we were able to make it. Mason was our guide through the beautiful surrounding forest and he was amazing and so much fun to talk to. He gave us lots of fun info about the area and made the ride really chill, which we needed! The horses were so sweet, the whole experience was great! We would highly recommend AZ High Mountain Trail Rides and will definitely be back.

– Melissa Weinberger | Google Review
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These guys were amazing!!!

These guys were amazing. It was a last minute idea and the reservation was quick and easy. I had my 3 grandkids with me that were a little nervous. Mason was patient and helpful and made the kids comfortable. So much so that they had a great time

– Patricia | TripAdvisor
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A Highlight of Our Trip

My husband, daughter (age 16) and I had a wonderful experience with Mason as our guide. It was my daughter's first time riding and her horse was a perfect fit for her. We rode through the woods and then out to an open field where we had an opportunity to rest and take pictures. Mason was very attentive to all in the group, informative about the history of that area in the Coconino Forest, and experienced and comfortable around the horses. We felt confident that we were in good hands at all times. I would certainly recommend High Mountain Trail Rides. It was a highlight of our trip.

– Sarah H. | TripAdvisor
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It was unforgettable

I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. It was such a pleasure to do this ride . We had 90 minutes trail and every second of the ride I was enjoying everything , the nature around us , the horse , the guide . Even the drizzle we had during ride . Thank you so much . It was unforgettable.

– Maria Garcavenco | Google Review
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Thank you for a great experience!

Our family had a great experience with high mountain trail rides! The staff was wonderful throughout the ride, the horses were so much fun and the trails were beautiful! Thank you for a great experience!

– Anna Mensink | Google Review
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Great family activity

Fantastic customer service by the entire staff, our trail leader (Dillion) was very engaging and great with kids. Highly recommend this business.

– Jeff Blevins | Google Review