Beginning at the Red Cliffs Corral, you'll meet your gentle cowboy-trained quarter horse and our professional wrangler who will take some time to make sure each person feels comfortable with their horse and horseback riding technique. After some lessons in the corral, horseback riding begins. You'll head up Castle Creek Canyon where the soft sounds of the clear water creek add to the ambiance of towering 2,000-foot cliffs. Cross the shallow creek several times as the views just keep getting better. This beautiful trail is made exclusive to those who choose this trip, so you'll gain a special sense of seclusion that only adds to the astounding sights. After your horseback ride, you'll return to the corral, bid farewell to your steed, and take some time to explore and relax around the ranch, visit the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, or join us for lunch on our River Deck before heading back to Moab.

  • Maximum weight: 220 lbs.
  • Wear long pants.                                     
  • Wear closed-toe shoes, sandals are not allowed. 
  • Each rider must have their own bottle of water 
  • Hat & sunscreen, to protect you from the sun. 
  • Return times vary as much as an hour depending on the number of riders, weather & timely start.
  • Protective helmets are available for riders and are required for minors through 16 years of age. 
  • Young riders must be at least 10 years old and 4'3" (52 in.) or 133 cm tall.   

Due to the rising temperatures in the summer, for the safety of the horses and riders, the trail ride may need to go out a half an hour earlier. If this happens, guests will be notified.


  • Professionally guided
  • Leisurely pace
  • Ride through beautiful scenery and side canyons
  • Cross Castle Creek Several times


Red Cliffs Lodge

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Wear long pants
  • Wear closed-toe shoes, sandals are not allowed.

Minimum Guest Requirement

Requires 2 guests for the trail ride to go out. Solo travelers can pay for 2 spots.