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AZ High Mountain Trail Rides

Horseback Riding at Mormon Lake, AZ

Time is running out!! Our last day this season is Sunday, October 2nd

That’s right, the last day of the 2022 season is October 2nd.  Be sure to book your ride before that deadline if you want a great horseback ride. Thank you for those riders that came out to see the beauty of the Coconino National Forest this year.  We appreciate your patronage and hope to see…

What can YOU do at 7,100 feet? SADDLE UP!

AZ High Mountain Trail Rides

We’re the best place to ride, offering trail rides in the beautiful ponderosa pines! May 1st through October 1st, 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.

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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Ride Through Our Five-Star Reviews

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Family fun time, date, or treating yourself, High Mountain Trails horseback riding is a great option. Wranglers are jolly and safety focused. The horses are well treated and have pleasant demeanor. Definitely, a five star experience.

– anna L . | TripAdvisor
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Exceptional Experience, Guided by Great People!!

We had a great time on our trail ride. As a family who have experienced many a guided trip, it is very important to have a great guide. Robert was kind and patient, his sweet nature really made the trip a pleasure. Fun for everyone and an overall great adventure.

– Jessi B | TripAdvisor
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A perfect way to spend time in nature.

We had a wonderful time riding horses with AZ Trail rides. The weather looked iffy, but our guides were flexible about waiting out the rain while keeping safety in mind. Very appreciated, as it's a bit of a ride to the stables. We had a relaxing ride through the pine forest; it was just beautiful. The staff was very knowledgable and personable. The horses were magnificent. This was my first time on a horse; I would definitely go again!

– ShellyM | TripAdvisor
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Great Family outing to unplug and beat the heat!

Riding through the pines with High Mountain Trail Rides was one of our highlights of our trip to northern Arizona. Almost everyone in our party were inexperienced riders, yet after our 1 1/2 hour trail ride, all wanted to do it again. Our wrangler Sid was great and very personable. We appreciated that because we arrived early we were able to start on our trail ride early as no other groups were scheduled. The pines provided nice shade, so it wasn’t too hot. The drive back to Phoenix was so pretty heading south and through Camp Verde rather than going back to Flagstaff and down the I17.

– 300amyy | Google Review
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Excellent Experience

Great time and Excellent ride thru the Coconino Forest.. Robert and Roger were the best guide and funniest. We did 2 Hours Horse Ride and I recommended 200% for all families.. the horses are very smart and took our personality... that was very funny with all.. we were 13 people.. they did excellent job>> Thanks Robert and Roger.

– Deborah | Google Review
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Worth every penny!

Excellent staff, animals are friendly and well-cared for. Trails were very pretty and led all through the forest. Did the 2 hour ride and it was worth every penny, and then some. Highly recommended.

– Matt B. | Facebook
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Robert was a great guide.

He made us feel comfortable before we even got on our horses. The horses were easy to manage and the views were spectacular!!

– Christie McConnon | Google Review
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Best time!

I went on an hour trail ride and had the best time ever. From the beginning they do a great job of finding out your skill level and matching you with the perfect horse. Great views, friendly Wranglers. So much fun!!

– Michelle M. | Facebook
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Highly recommended!

We had a great time! Our guide Brian was very good, nice and funny. The horses were very tame and we felt very safe on them. Highly recommended for everyone!

– Cindy W. | Facebook
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My sister and I had so much fun riding with our Wrangler Roger.

We took the 90 minute trail ride. So relaxing and beautiful riding through the forest. AZ High Mountain Trail Rides is professional run and the horses are will cared for and very loved. Such a great experience!! We'll be back with friends!

– Micki Hermansen | Google Review
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Our trail guides were so great.

Our trail guides were so great. They really made it fun and easy as a beginner. The horses were so friendly and gentle. It truly was great fun for the whole family. The trail was beautiful. I am so glad we chose to ride with Camron and Roger. I can’t wait to come back and ride with AZ High Mountain Trail Rides.

– Gabriela Raczka | Google Review
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Would definitely book again.

The staff was super friendly and skilled and made the ride fun for everyone from kids to adults. The horses were great and well cared for. The area for the trails was gorgeous.

– Janelle Goldean | Google Review