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.
Let us help you explore this wild, unique terrain and colorful desert landscapes
by horseback, mule or burro.
OR CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK in person today!
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled time.
Ride Descriptions and Prices
Ride - Start any hour
have a variety of options available for this gentle ride.
Mine Tour - Start any hour
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
Sunset Ride - Starting time varies with
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.
Head / Pictograph Ride - Start any hour
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.
|Half Day w/Lunch
Desert Ride - Start 9am daily
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!
Map and Directions
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; 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.
Big Bend Area Accommodations:
Comprehensive List of Places to Stay
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
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