BIG BEND STABLES
STUDY BUTTE, TEXAS
Explore the Beauty of Big Bend
Country by Horseback
Our horseback rides border on Big Bend National Park, traversing the multi-colored
landscapes of North America's great Chihuahuan Desert.
are located in Study Butte, TX at the junction of Hwy. 118 and FM-170,
just 2 miles from the west entrance to Big Bend National Park and 4 miles
from the ghost town of Terlingua.
Ride Descriptions and Prices
have a variety of options available for this gentle, beginner ride.
Mine Tour - A Ride Through History.
a horseback tour of the last working quicksilver mine in the Big Bend area.
We wind our way through the ruins and drop down into Rough Run creek.
A circle to the base of Maverick Mountain gives us a sense of the pioneer
spirit that settled this land.
|2 Hour - Special
Desert Sunset Ride
up and head into the Painted Desert created by the setting sun. The
colors of the desert truly come to life on this very special ride.
After you experience the sunset from Ocotillo Mesa…the romance of the Wild
West will be a treasure in your heart forever.
Head / Pictograph Ride
ride has it all! A tour of the old quicksilver mine and then a ride
up onto Ocotillo Mesa for great views of the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend
National Park. We drop down off the mesa to visit an old movie set
and then make our way to a perfect viewing spot to see the Indian Head
|Half Day w/Lunch
this is Fun! Take the best of our Old Mine Tour and Ocotillo Mesa trails
ending up at the Indian Pictographs for lunch. Wait until you see
what a wonderful meal we can pull out of a pair of saddlebags. No sandwiches
here!! After our picnic, we remount and continue our exploration of the
desert. History, scenery, good food, and a trusty mount - all packed into
a 4 ½ hour excursion! Yee ha!
for Your Ride
to our TACK ROOM to see how
prepare for your Ride/Trip
Forms and Documents
following forms and documents are provided
your convenience in advance of riding with us.
forms documents are in PDF format.
years old; 5 and 6 year olds will be on a lead
by our trained Wrangler/Guide
locations offer to lead riders of all ages if
are not comfortable reining their own horse.
here to view our cancellation policy. (in Adobe PDF format)
Advanced reservations for any trip is strongly recommended, though not
always required. A deposit in the amount of 50% of your total trip cost
is required to hold your reservation.
CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK