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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.

    We 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.

     Let us help you explore this wild, unique terrain and colorful desert landscapes by horseback, mule or burro.

. Book Now!
OR CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK in person today!

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled time.

Hourly Ride Descriptions and Prices
1 Hour 
Beginner Ride - Start any hour
We have a variety of options available for this gentle ride. 
$45 per person
2 Hour
Old Mine Tour - Start any hour
Take a ride through history.  tour on horseback of the last working quicksilver mine in the Big Bend area.  We wind our way through the ruins of human history 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. 
$65 per person
2 Hour - Special
Desert Sunset Ride - Starting time varies with sunset times
Saddle 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 experiencing the setting sun from the saddle ... the romance of the Wild West will be a treasure in your heart forever. 
$70 per person
3 Hour
Indian Head / Pictograph Ride - Start any hour 
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 and cross the water shed desert terrain to make our way to a perfect viewing spot of the Indian Head pictographs.
$80 per person
Half Day w/Lunch
Chihuahuan Desert Ride - Start 9am daily
Now this is Fun!  Take the best of our Old Mine Tour and Ocotillo Mesa trails ending up at the Indian Head 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!
$100 per person

Map and Directions

Preparing for Your Ride
Go to our TACK ROOM to see how
to prepare for your Ride/Trip

Important Forms and Documents
The following forms and documents are provided
for your convenience in advance of riding with us.
These forms documents are in PDF format.

Client Information Form
Participant Release Form (Legal size paper)

Minimum Age Requirement
6 years old; 6 year olds will be on a lead
manned by our trained Wrangler/Guide
All locations offer to lead riders of all ages if
they are not comfortable reining their own horse.
Sorry: no doubles.

Big Bend Area Accommodations:
A Comprehensive List of Places to Stay

Reservations and Cancellation Policies:
     Advanced reservations for any trip is strongly recommended, though not always required. One may Book Now online with full payment. Or call for reservation and a deposit in the amount of 50% of your total trip cost to hold your reservation. 

CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK today!

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Lajitas Stables
FM 170 along the Scenic Rio Grande
888-508-7667 / 432-371-2212
Mountain Trails, Multiple Day & Specialty Trips
In Texas' Big Bend Country and in Old Mexico
Big Bend Stables
#1 Horse Run near Big Bend Nat'l Park
800-887-4331 / 432-371-3064
Desert Trails for all the Family
Your Horseback Adventure Starts Here!
Rio Grande Stables
North of Taos, New Mexico
888-259-8267 / 575-776-5913
High Sierra Trails from Pines to Aspens
Permitted by the United States Forest Service
Central Offices: PO Box 6, Terlingua, Texas 79852  phone: 432-371-3064  email: