Hit the Trails in Sedona, AZ

October 2, 2023

Saddle up for a fun-filled adventure ideal for first-timers, trail-savvy riders and families alike. Horseback riding is one of the most authentic and immersive ways to experience Sedona Red Rock Country and Coconino National Forest. Area stables are well-equipped to meet riders at every level, with a variety of options for exploring this remarkable region. From your home base at The Arabella, here’s where to go horseback riding in Sedona, AZ.

Horsin’ Around Adventures

Ideal for both the novice rider or expert, these customized rides take guests through exciting canyon terrain, with dramatic views of never-ending desert, vineyards, wildlife habitats, and historical sites. The family-owned operation is staffed and run by professional trail guides with a lifetime of experience raising, training, and rehabilitating horses.

Pro Tip: Take adventure of Sedona’s Designated Dark Sky status and take an unforgettable full-moon ride.

Wild Western Horseback Adventures

Ride with local cowboys on a small, working cattle ranch at the foothills of Mingus Mountain. Just a half-hour from Sedona, yet seemingly worlds away from anywhere, this Old West-style setting boasts 70-mile panoramic views of Verde Valley and the Sedona canyons.

Pro Tip: Book a guided ride at Alcantara Vineyards, with breathtaking views of the mountains and ancient Native American ruins, river crossings, and a ride through the vineyard.

Trail Horse Adventures

Get to know the Verde Valley and Dead Horse Ranch State Park on a trail ride through this lush desert oasis. Choose from several options, including the chance for a saddle ride followed by a first-class rail ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Pro Tip: See the Sedona landscape as the bandits of old did on an hour-long horseback ride on the Outlaw Trail along the Verde River in one of Sedona’s most scenic state parks.

Relax after your Ride

Fall is the ideal time to go horseback riding in Sedona, thanks to crisp air, dazzling sunsets, and fall colors. There’s nothing like cozying up in your room, soaking in our two bubbling Jacuzzis, or gathering around the fire pit for S’mores after a fun day on the trails. Share this special time with us and Fall in Love with Sedona this Season!