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AZ High Mountain Trail Rides

Horseback Riding at Mormon Lake, AZ

We’re back open to ride in the Coconino National Forest

The USFS, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District has reopened the forest.  We’re back to riding in the pines! Check out all the ride options, pricing, availability and to reserve your ride today.  Click the “View Our Rides” button Thank you to those riders that still supported us riding on the Privately Owned Grassland Rides.  We appreciate that you still wanted to ride with us.

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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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