Located in the US, the horseback riding in Utah offers over twenty awesome horseback riding trails. The best Utah horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be West Rim Trail, Red Canyon, Fishlake National Forest, Red Canyon Rim Trail, and White Rock Bay Loop. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Utah horseback riding trail below.
Northeast of St. George and Springdale in the Zion National Park, the West Rim Trail is a great horseback riding trail. It runs along the west side of the Zion Canyon Scenic drive. The horse trail starts at the equestrian center across the Zion canyon road from the Zion Park Lodge.
East of Cedar City and west of Bryce in the Dixie National Forest, the Red Canyon area is a scenic red rock canyon with ponderosa pine and sage forests laced with a nice trail network. Note, there are no sources of water along most of the horse trails.
Northwest of Vernal in the Ashley National Forest, the Highline Trail (#025) is a well-marked and heavily used 80+ mile route open to horseback riding. The western terminus is northwest of Roosevelt. The eastern terminus is north of Vernal on US191.
North of Vernal and southeast of Manila in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, the Red Canyon Rim Trail is a 9 mile round trip horseback riding route. This narrow and relentlessly rocky trail rolls through juniper, ponderosa, douglas and aspen forests. Near the rim, there are outstanding views of the deep blue Flaming Gorge about 1,700 feet below.
North of Salt Lake City, the 28,000 acre Antelope Island State Park has 35 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The White Rock Bay Loop (7.5 mi.) is a great starting point for exploring this sanctuary for antelope, buffalo and other game. Split Rock Bay is trail is a 5 mile loop of single track which consists of a short climb and dramatic descent to a pristine white sandy beach. The Elephant Head spur leads to a dramatic overlook.
North of Vernal and southeast of Manila in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, the Swett Ranch Loop is a 6 mile horseback riding route on old forest roads through juniper, ponderosa, douglas and aspen forests with scenic views of Lake Fleming Gorge and Baretop Mountain.