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High Mountain Trail Rides

Horseback Riding at Mormon Lake, AZ

AZ High Mountain Trail Rides

COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

Your health is our top priority.  We have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe before and during horseback rides.

  • Stringent Cleaning – We have increased the frequency of disinfecting office surfaces, helmets, and pens between each ride. We also provide hand sanitizer in the office available for all our guests and staff to use before and after rides.  Outdoors we are sanitizing saddles and tack.
  • Social Distancing – Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the ride with normal horse distancing. We ask that only one party at a time in our office during the check-in process. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary masks.  We allow for usage of the loading steps when requested.
  • Wellness Checks – Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your ride.

Under new ownership and still a great place to ride, we offer 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 under Permittee, Mormon Lake Lodge, 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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Good way to see the Arizon high-country!

We had a great time, and my grandson took a trail ride for the first time. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and safety conscience. The area is beautiful, with the apex of the tour in a meadow. We stopped for water, graze the horses, and had an overall enjoyable time. Well worth it!

– Angus P. | TripAdvisor
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Saddle up and ride!

We have spent many years exploring Arizona and this was a really fun time. I recommend it to anyone who likes horses, remembers TV westerns like Bonanza or even Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and enjoys some non-strenuous outdoor adventuring will have a blast.

– Jean D. | TripAdvisor
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Wonderful location and staff

I absolutely loved every minute of this trail ride! Our guide was Roger and he was delightful and very knowledgeable about the trail. The ride was suitable for beginners but offers enough of a challenge that you never get bored on the ride! The customer service is wonderful and TroyScott (owner/manager) is attentive and friendly.

– Elise D. | TripAdvisor
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Amazing place!

This place is amazing the guides are so helpful and knowledgeable. We took our 9 year old daughter and had a blast. highly recommend.

– Ty B. | Google Review
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So Much fun

So Much fun, and very beautiful we took our 9 year old daughter and she had a blast! the guides are very knowledgeable and helpful I would highly recommend.

– Bailey P. | Google Review
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Had an excellent time

It’s a great way to see the northern Arizona wilderness without having to trek on foot for miles!!! They have many different length rides to choose from, so you can pick the ride for the duration that you want!!!

– Bailey P. | Google Review
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We had such a great time today!

We had such a great time today! Thank you to the awesome staff and beautiful horses Dunkin, Midnight and Fiona.

– Christa E. | Facebook
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Amazing time!

I had an amazing time. I learned a lot about nature as well as had a relaxing wonderful ride. Freckles us a great horse to ride. I recommend this ride to everyone that visits Mormon lake. Thank you so much.

– Carolyn L. | Facebook
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Great ride!

We had a great ride on wonderful horses! Our trail guide, Hailey, was fabulous! The scenery was incredible, including the deer and the cows! Thank you High Mountain Trail Rides for a great afternoon!

– Terry 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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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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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