Horseback riding in Bryce Canyon – Utah

Bryce Cayon has lots of beautiful hiking trails but this time I chose a different approach. I explored the park on the back of a horse. Which, for me, was a big challenge as I’m afraid of horses.

I booked the 2-hour tour the day itself at The Lodge and payed 65 dollars for it. You can also book a 4-hour tour if you have enough time. The tour started at 2 pm and I had to be there 30 minutes in advance. So I still had some time left to visit a viewpoint. I stopped at Farview point. From this overlook, I saw many of the park’s most famous rock formations.

Farview Point - Bryce Canyon
Farview Point – Bryce Canyon
Farview Point Bryce Canyon
Farview Point Bryce Canyon

The horses and cowboys were already waiting for the participants at 1.30 pm. Depending on your experience, you get a mule or horse assigned. I’m not experienced but I explicitly asked for a horse and I got a horse, called Raspberry. In the beginning I had to get used to it but after 5 minutes I felt pretty good on ‘my’ horse.

The Lodge Bryce Canyon
The Lodge Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon - Horseback riding
Bryce Canyon – Horseback riding

For people who are afraid of heights (like me!) it can be pretty scary in the beginning. Sometimes your horse literally walks on the edge of steep slopes. But I guess that’s the fun part of the whole experience. I enjoyed every second of the tour. Bryce Canyon is just a wonderful place with stunning views.

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That day, I found out that riding a horse is all about trust, like everything in life. And so this became another great adventure.

PS: if you’re not used to ride a horse, I promise your but and legs will hurt the day after. But it’s al worth it.

Next destination? Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.

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