Horseback Riding

Horses and horseback riding have been a part of Palo Duro Canyon’s history since the days of the Apaches, Kiowa’s, Comanche’s, and Cheyenne’s. However, you shouldn’t expect your ride to be as daring as some of their undoubtedly were, we expect that you’ll want to make your own horseback riding history when you visit Palo Duro Canyon.

Ride on trails through 1,500 acres set aside for horseback riding. You can also share two other trails with hikers and mountain bikers. Bring your own horses (original Coggins papers required). Park your trailer at the equestrian campground. Bring a water bucket for your horse.

Add to your horseback riding vacation by seeing the American Quarter Horse Museum and Hall of Fame in Amarillo, TX, just a few miles from Doves Rest Cabin.
Old West Stables

Our rental horses are tame and well kept and our horseback riding guides are not just experienced, they’re real honest to goodness COWBOYS! You’ll never find a more beautiful setting as you ride the canyon floor through the same hills and ravines as such famous individuals as Colonel Ranald MacKenzie of the U.S. Cavalry and Colonel Charles Goodnight, Palo Duro Canyon’s first permanent white settler.
Palo Duro Riding Stables

You can ride under old cottonwood trees, look at the Spanish Skirts, natural caves, and see spring water run from the canyon walls. Enjoy the wonders of the canyon the way nature intended. Our staff takes pride in offering the best and friendliest service around for more than 45 years. Whether you ride for an hour or for several hours, our friendly horses and expert staff will strive to ensure that you’ll want to return again and again! We cater to both first-time and seasoned riders.