About Ruby’s Horseback Adventures

Retrace trails taken by the notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy. Discover the hidden secrets of Red Canyon, the beauty of Utah’s Dixie National Forest and the solitude of the Wild West!

Explore beautiful Red Canyon on Horseback! In Red Canyon you’ll find scenery and terrain nearly identical to that of Bryce Canyon National Park. Unique Red Rock formations, “Hoodoos” and Ponderosa Pines make this canyon exceptionally scenic.

Half Day, All Day, and Adventure Rides are available. This is the West and do we have horses! Horseback rides are perfect ways to explore the area and experience a Western Adventure that will be remembered for many years. Trail rides and information are available at Best Western Ruby’s Inn. Rides are available for all ages and from novices to wranglers.


The Thunder Mountain Trail climbs along the ridge in Red Canyon. It winds through the ponderosa forest and overlooks the hoodoo formations of the area. It continues down the switchbacks to the bottom of Red Canyon. This ride is designed for experienced riders and leaves Ruby’s Inn at 9:30 a.m. daily.

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  • Children must be at least 7 years old
  • Some rides may have weight restrictions
  • Bring water, camera, and (jacket in spring & fall).

Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument Horseback Riding

We offer 4 great rides through the scenic Grand Staircase region throughout the year. The Willis Creek – Sheep Creek Ride lasts 4 and a half to 5 hours. Beginner to advanced riders will enjoy several drainage, canyon, and narrows region with opportunities to see petroglyphs that ancient Indians left behind. Those who go Rock Spring’s Draw – Paria Ride, this 6 and a half to 8 hour trek, also involves some hiking. Intermediate and advanced riders will follow the Johnson Hole Trail, a former stock trail. These riders can also enjoy the Rock Spring’s Draw – Snake Creek Ride, but they will venture some of the way as the last trail but will break off from it to see an Indian ceremonial site, among other features like a rock that looks like a snake.  It lasts 7 to 8 hours. Experienced riders can take the Rock Spring’s Draw – Sam Pollock Arch Ride which lasts 9 to 10 hours. Experienced riders will enjoy a chance to trek through cedar and pinion country.  Children must be at least 10 years old to participate in all of these rides.

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