Las Vegas

2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas, United States
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From USD 139.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a break from the glitz and clamor of the Las Vegas Strip for a true western adventure on a 2-hour horseback ride through spectacular Red Rock Canyon. Climb atop a trusted mount and ride through a rugged landscape of desert valleys and ravines, while a friendly cowboy wrangler leads the way. Whether it’s your first time on a horse or you’re an experienced rider, it’s a great way to experience the mystical Nevada desert.
  • 2-hour horseback riding adventure through Red Rock Canyon
  • Experience the thrill of seeing the desert's rugged landscape from horseback
  • Ride among natural wildlife and plants for a spectacular up-close look at desert life
  • Complimentary round-trip transportation from select Las Vegas hotels
  • Learn about horses and the cowboy lifestyle from expert wrangler guides
  • No riding experience necessary, so it's great for the whole family

What's Included

  • 2-hour horseback ride
  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Las Vegas hotels
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Tuesday - Sunday : 06:45 am - 08:15 am

Pickup details

Please note: pickup is only available from these hotels. If your hotel is not listed, you will be directed to the closest one for pickup.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please be sure to include the body weight of each traveler at the time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • All children 17 years and under must wear a safety helmet
  • Children ages 16 to 17 years can have their parents sign a release permitting them to ride without the helmet
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please provide us your hotel information when you book so we can pick you up
  • Helmets available upon request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How do I arrange hotel pickup for the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:Pickup is available from many Las Vegas Strip hotels. When booking your tour, please select your hotel from the list. Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm the exact pickup details.

Aug. 2021

Q:What if my hotel is not listed for pickup?

A:Hotel pickup is only available from the hotels listed in the "Tour Details" section at checkout. Please select the closest hotel to your location. Once confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to confirm your pickup details.

Aug. 2021

Q:What time does the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon begin?

A:This ride leaves camp at 7 or 8 a.m. in the summer, 9 a.m. in the cooler months. Hotel pickup is prior to this departure time. You must call to confirm your exact pickup time and location. Times are subject to change.

Aug. 2021

Q:How much time before departure is the average hotel pickup for the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:Depending on the hotel, pickups may be between 40 and 95 minutes prior to the tour start time. You must call to confirm your exact pickup time and location. Please be ready 15 - 20 minutes prior to pick-up time.

Aug. 2021

Q:Can I bring my young child with me on the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:For safety reasons, all guests must be at least 7 years old. Guests ages 7 - 16 are required to wear a helmet. (Helmets are provided free of charge.)

Aug. 2021

Q:What should I wear on the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:Please wear long pants and comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, closed-toe shoes, and, in the winter, layered clothing. (sweater or sweatshirt, jacket, and gloves). Hats (other than ball caps) should have a chin string.

Aug. 2021

Q:How far from the Strip is the departure location for the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:The Red Rock Camp is located approximately 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, in the heart of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Aug. 2021

Q:Is there a weight limit for the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:There is no specific weight limit, however, guests must be able to get on and off their horses with only minimal assistance from the wranglers. There is a loading platform available for those that need it.

Aug. 2021

Q:Can pregnant women participate in the 2-Hour Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon?

A:Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for expectant mothers or anyone with back or other serious medical conditions.

Aug. 2021

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Traveller Tips

Don't forget your wallet to leave a tip for the guides.
If you have back issues this ride may not be for you.
Be sure to call Cowboy trail rides directly to set up your ride.
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Amazing Experience
Ashley_K, Mar 2023
The wranglers were amazing in making sure everyone had an enjoyable experience. My saddle kept sliding to one side and they kept checking on me to make sure it was right. The photo op at the top of the ridge was perfect!
Great way to see Red Rock Canyon
Anita_Z, Mar 2023
Great way to visit Red Rock Canyon. Do check the weather beforehand, in our case it was cloudy and you can really feel the wind up on the mountains. A pair of gloves is a must if you are riding on a cold day. Tour was well organised with pick ups from various hotels. Great guides and pace is walk only so suitable for novices.
Awesome Adventure
Neva_F, Mar 2023
The view was great. My Mule Millie was awesome. It was all an awesome day. The Wranglers were very good, instructions were spot on, very helpful in keeping us all safe and making sure we had fun.
My two daughters enjoyed...
Lily_A, Mar 2023
My two daughters enjoyed the horseback riding. However I was upset to find out that the driver of the shuttle that picked them up said shame on them for staying at the Trump Hotel. Very unprofessional. Politics should not be involved in this.
Unfriendly guides and poor preparation
Lauren_G, Mar 2023
There is a lot of opt for improvement with this excursion. I think that the tour could do better at anticipating the needs of their customers. For example, the majority of the people who were on my tour were not dressed adequately. The ranchers were all dressed in multiple layers, gloves, etc so they obviously knew that the ride would be very cold. Alerting people ahead of time that they should expect the ride to be cold and extremely windy would have given us the opportunity to dress more appropriately (and probably enjoy the ride more). Similarly, letting people know that they will not be permitted to have Fanny packs or backpacks would be helpful so we can plan to bring fewer items. The biggest problem with the tour though was the guides. We had three. I would say that one was friendly, another one kind of went back and forth between being friendly and grumpy, and the third one just acted like she had complete disdain for the customers and was unpleasant the entire time. None of the three were particularly informative. The only information you are given on tour is what you absolutely need to know to ride the mules. That’s it. There are no fun facts. There is no information given about the canyon or the wilderness around you. You basically ride in silence for two hours with only the occasional reminder to sit a certain way. And when you arrive, the ranchers just kind of ignore you for awhile and you just wander aimlessly until they yell at you to finally go to your spot. The two stars are for the pretty scenery and nice mules.
Do this !
Jill_H, Mar 2023
This is a great trip! It was very relaxing to get away from The Strip and be out in nature. They provide saddle bags to put your stuff in while riding. Everyone was very nice and they are very organized about picking up on time and getting everyone assigned to a horse & up and going. The area is very beautiful. It was colder than Vegas so bundle up. We brought warm hat & gloves and were very comfortable. They stop during the trip to take photos of everyone which was nice since it was a little hard to take photos while riding. I would definitely do this trip again.
Great moment! What a nice landscape and chill horses!
Barbara_B, Mar 2023
Great moment! What a nice landscape and chill horses! Everything is made very simple and the crew is being very professionnal.
Evelyn_S, Feb 2023
We had a great time. It was a great way to see the beautiful scenery and enjoy mingling with the horses.
What views!!!
Maja_B, Feb 2023
This was a wonderful experience for both my son (10 years old) and I. It was exactly what we had hoped for, a break from the bustle of the Vegas strip. It was a relief to breath in the fresh air and soak up the amazing scenery (my son said it looked so perfect, almost like it was green screened!). The entire staff were very friendly and helpful with whatever we needed. I'd definitely recommend this half day excursion in a heartbeat!
Wonderful horseback riding tour!!
Sandra_P, Feb 2023
The whole experience was was great! The driver that picked us up and dropped us off was very friendly! The two guides were very good, friendly and explained everything very well. Definitely would recommend this tour!!
Highly recommend
Heather_H, Feb 2023
Great horses, friendly wranglers and beautiful views! Highly recommend. Will definitely do this again!
Jacqueline_Z, Feb 2023
Everything was just amazing! Our guides were all great! The views were unbelievable! The horses did exactly what they were supposed to do.
Awesome riding experience
Christie_L, Feb 2023
This experience was amazing from the wranglers to the views to the horses. Can’t wait to ride here again!!
Very nice views
julie_W, Feb 2023
Please get the ladies room fixed, otherwise we enjoyed the tour very much, staff very friendly, great views of the mountains, would be nice if tour could do an optional trot in some flatter areas
This was such a peaceful...
Jessica_W, Jan 2023
This was such a peaceful and beautiful experience! The wranglers were so very friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend this!
Worth the buck (no pun intended)
Amber_T, Jan 2023
The tour guides were great and the ride was a blast, horses behaved exceptionally well. We will definitely be back!
Beautiful experience!...
Jill_G, Jan 2023
Beautiful experience! Beautiful horses! Beautiful views! Just beautiful everything!!!!! :) We definitely recommend this amazing experience!
It was a good ride up...
Debbie_D, Jan 2023
It was a good ride up thru the canyons/ mountains would definitely recommend for horse riders to try it guides are very nice also. Very informative
Would recommend!
Ginny_M, Jan 2023
The views were incredible, and even though it was colder than expected, my entire family enjoyed our trip! BUT, beware if you're afraid of heights, the switch backs up to the top of the trail that runs along the edge of the canyon can be intimidating!
It is a must do in Vegas....
Anna_H, Jan 2023
It is a must do in Vegas. We loved the whole experience. The wranglers did an amazing job. The scenery was stunning.