Located in Nevada, the horseback riding in Las Vegas offers over ten good horse trail destinations. The best Las Vegas horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Bristlecone Pine Horse Trail, Charleston Peak / Northand South Loop, Toiyabe Crest Trail, Pasco Canyon Trail, and Monitor Valley Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Las Vegas horseback riding trail below.
Northwest of Las Vegas in the Springs Mountains National Recreation Area, the Bristlecone Pine Trail (6.1 miles) is the only horseback riding trail located outside the wilderness area. It offers scenic views of Lee Canyon Ski Area, Mummy Mountain, and serene aspen groves. The beginning of the trail winds through a picturesque forest abundant with white fir and large quaking aspen.
North of Tonopah and south of Austin, the Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail is a 75 mile horseback ride rolling along crests with vistas over classic Nevada basin and range country. The Toiyabe Crest Trail cannot be accessed directly. The northern terminus is off the Kingston Trail at 7,500 feet. The southern terminus is off the South Twin River Trail at 6,100 feet.
Northeast of Tonopah and Round Mountain near Mount Jefferson, the Pasco Canyon Trail is a 21 mile route open to horseback riding. It runs through the Alta Toquima Wilderness. This horse trail is accessed from the Pasco Canyon Trailhead.
Northeast of Las Vegas and north of Overton near Logandale, the Logandale Trail System has 50 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The trails are dirt, sand and rock through red rock canyons along the scenic eastern boundary of Valley Of Fire State Park.
Northwest of Las Vegas in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Cottonwood Valley Multiple Use Trail System has miles of challenging horseback riding trails in the foothills of the Spring Mountains through Joshua Tree forests. The trail system carved by wild horses consists of several loops totaling 65 miles. Don't miss the Hurl Trail (5 miles), the Mustang Trail (9 miles) and the Old Spanish Trail (12 miles).